Career Journal

Itzel Nunez

Accounting and Finance

What is Accounting?

  • Method of Reporting Financial activity of a business
  • Financial transactions recorded in an orderly fashion

What do Accountants do?

  • Track Companies Expenses
  • Prepare, analyze and verify financial documents
  • Look for ways to run businesses more efficiently
  • Keep Public Records
  • Make sure taxes are paid properly
  • Reconciling the checkbook

Finance activities

  • Analyzing Budgets
  • Buying and selling stock and other securities
  • Consulting with businesses on financial matters
  • Counseling investors
  • Selling insurance
  • Managing the finance for the entire company

Business Management

What is Business Management?

  • Business Management is the direct control of a business or an enterprise.

Top-Level Managers

  • Set Goals
  • Plan for the future
  • Top-Level Managers usually consists of a small group of people or even one person.

Middle-Level Managers

  • Carry out the decisions of Top-Level Management.
  • Responsible for planning and controlling.

First-Line or Supervisory Managers

  • Direct the day-to-day activities of operational employees.

What are the Four Functions of Managers?

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Controlling


  • Setting Company Goals
  • Deciding what must be done
  • Deciding who will do that
  • Deciding how the work will be grouped


  • Assigning managers different tasks
  • Coordinating activities
  • Knowing what the other managers are doing


  • Creating a vision for the company
  • Setting Standards
  • Communicating Company goals to employees
  • Providing guidance
  • Resolving conflict that lies amongst employees


  • Keeping the Company on track
  • Making sure all goals are met

Information Technology

What is IT?

IT is Technology that enables information to be used to produce products and services.


What is Marketing?

Marketing is the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

What is a Target Market?

A target market is a group of customers a business has decided to aim its marketing efforts and ultimately its product towards

What are the four P's

  • Product
  • Placement
  • Promotion
  • Price