There are plenty of jobs in the business world for those who love analytics and numbers—two of the most common being financial analyst and accountant. While there is some overlap between these two disciplines, they focus on different areas of money management.
A financial analyst looks to past and current trends to help achieve a future reality, while an accountant may review a company's financial data on a day-to-day basis. Many financial analysts use reports generated by accountants to make recommendations about how best to use company resources.
Both careers likely appeal to a similar subset of data-crunching, detail-oriented, and analytical individuals. The major differences boil down to whether you enjoy gathering data to make recommendations or whether you prefer gathering data to ensure accuracy. If it's the former, then you may want to consider becoming a financial analyst. But if you're attracted to the latter, then accounting may be your forte.
The reason we explain these is we feel our Financial Intern Track allows you to explore both area. As an intern you may work on several of these area:
As the program develops you will have input to where this program will head in the future. Our goal is to develop a team that can support our goal to strengthen our AAU clubs and ultimately improve opportunities and equipment for our athletes. Your input and participation will allow us to support more athletes that do not have the opportunity to participate due to economical and financial hardships.