This week on Conversations with Goodman, Jeremy Doan (BAcc ’04, Macc ’05) talks to host Susan LeBlanc about his career path in the accounting field.
Doan, who has gone from co-op student to co-op employer, is now a partner at DJB, a long-time co-op employer at Brock’s Goodman School of Business.
Doan has strong ties to the School, having graduated from Goodman with two accounting degrees and having taught part-time for nine years in the accounting department.
He explains that he sees co-op work terms as a lengthy job interview process because as an employer, he is able to get to know co-op students and work with them to mold them into career-ready professionals who are able to use their accounting knowledge and experience to handle the demands of the job.
Following a traditional public accounting career, Doan explains that it’s not all number crunching.
“I don’t just sit there and deal with numbers – it’s a big part of it, but a lot of it is creative thinking and tax planning and meeting with clients and trying to determine what their goals and objectives are,” he said.
This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.