Informative Speech Outline Your Name: COMS 101 Date Due:April 29, 2013 Organization:Topical Organization Audience analysis:My audience is composed of two people attending school and someone older that deals with money. There is a mixture of both male and female that are always eager to learn knew things. Topic:My speech will be on the accounting and finance field of the workplace, and how it affects ones moral and ethical decisions when dealing with others money and funds. Rhetorical Purpose:To inform my audience about (Accountants)
Redemptive Purpose:To inform my audience how this vocation or vocational skill (Accountant) can serve as a platform for promoting something that God values according to Scripture (God values honesty (Lev. 19:13, 35-37; Deut. 25:13-16; Prov. 11:1-5; Micah 6:10-13; 7:2-4; Luke 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 6:10; Eph. 4:28; 1 Thes. 4:6). Introduction: I. Attention-getter Rhetorical Question (How many of you deal with money on a daily basis? ) II. Motive for Listening Everyone deals with finances and making sure you have money for the things you need. III. Credibility Statement
I am currently going to school for my Bachelors of Science in Accounting and also was a financial technician in the United States Marine Corp for 4 years. IV. Purpose or Thesis Statement To explain to you about the many things accountants may possibly deal with during their career. V. Preview Statement Today I will inform you on the schooling needed, employment change and the attributes an accountant should have. Body: I. Main Point 1. The degrees and certificates accountants must and may need to excel in their profession. A. “To be an accountant you will need a minimum of a four-year bachelor’s degree in accounting. (AccountingCoach). B. “If you want to become a certified public accountant, you will need to pass the Uniform CPA Examination. Before you are approved to sit for the exam, however, you will need to earn a 150-credit degree as required by your state board of accountancy. ” (AccountingCoach). C. “There are four parts to the CPA exam: Financial accounting and reporting, Auditing and attestation, Regulation, Business environment and concepts. ” (Investopedia) II. Main Point 2. There are always employment changes in the accounting and financial fields. A. Employment of accountants are expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. ” (Speech Communication, Alban Jr. , pg 363) B. According to the Alban text, there are more job opportunities available for those who have earn a CPA or have their Master’s degree in Accounting. C. “According to the Labor Department, the median annual salary for an accountant was $62,850 in 2011. The best-paid 10 percent earned roughly $109,870, while the lowest-paid made approximately $39,640. ” (Money. usnews. com) III. Main Point 3.
Being an accountant there are certain great attributes that companies look for. A. According to The Glaring Facts, the number 1 characterist that companies look for in someone is trustworthiness. Others are quality of work, professionalism and understanding the job. (The Glaring Facts). B. Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do? ” “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” he told them. Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do? ” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay. ” (Luke 3:12-14). C.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. (Proverbs 10:9). Conclusion: I. Summary In conclusion, the road to becoming an accountant with the schooling needed, being able to sustain that job with the employment changes and having the right attributes where employers want you to work for them. II. Refocus Audience Attention Thank you for giving me the courtesy for sitting down and listening this speech. Works Cited/ Reference Page/ Bibliography (n. d. ). Retrieved 04 29, 2013, from Accounting Career Center: http://www. accountingcoach. com/careers/ 4 Qualities of an Excellent Accountant. (2011, 11 18). Retrieved 04 29, 2013, from The Glaring Facts: http://www. theglaringfacts. com/money-management/14-qualities-excellent-accountant/ Dumon, M. (2012, 05 20). Investopedia. Retrieved 04 29, 2013, from Finding The Right Accounting Certification: http://www. investopedia. com/articles/professionaleducation/09/accounting-finance-certifications. asp Jr. , D. H. (2012). Speech Communication. Kendall Hunt. Money. usnews. com. (n. d. ). Retrieved 04 29, 2013, from Accountant Salary: http://money. usnews. com/careers/best-jobs/accountant/salary