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* 1.Which types of documents have you written?
  1. Formal business correspondence (e.g., memos, letters)
  2. Briefing papers
  3. Audit reports
  4. Audit work papers
  5. Criteria based writing
  6. College term papers
  7. Thesis/Dissertation
  8. Financial statements
  9. Public notices or press releases
  10. Policies
  11. None of the above


* 2.Which statements describe the type of writing experience you have?
  1. Writing to convey explain a complicated issue.
  2. Writing to influence the opinion or action of others.
  3. Writing to recommend a solution to a problem with supporting documentation and evidence.
  4. Writing to summarize the results of research or a project.
  5. Writing to describe audit findings and recommendations.
  6. I do not have experience writing for any of the above purposes.


* 3.Select the statements that describe how you have contributed to the development of written products.
  1. I have provided first drafts.
  2. I have reviewed and commented on other`s drafts for grammar, spelling, and clarity.
  3. I have proofed documents for technical accuracy.
  4. I have been responsible for final products.
  5. I have had signature authority.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Which statement most closely reflects the level of supervision you receive when completing work assignments?
  1. I perform my work independently and train/assist others as a consultant.
  2. I perform my work independently but do not serve as a consultant for others.
  3. I perform the routine aspects of my work independently, but refer complex issues to my supervisor or a senior employee for review.
  4. Most of my work requires close supervision.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Which statement best describes your experience planning work schedules?
  1. My supervisor typically plans my work schedule.
  2. I set my work schedule with oversight from my supervisor.
  3. I set my work schedule independently.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Which responses describe your experience organizing and prioritizing school or work related tasks?
  1. I have not organized or prioritized tasks.
  2. I have juggled multiple tasks keeping in mind the importance of each task.
  3. I have gathered requirements for a project, organized them logically, and determined their level of importance to the completion of the project.
  4. I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for projects I worked on independently.
  5. I have developed priorities, project schedules, and maintained deadlines for team projects.


* 7.Which strategies have you used to complete difficult or novel tasks in a professional environment?
  1. Delegated the task to others
  2. Asked a coworker for assistance in completing the task
  3. Asked a supervisor for assistance in completing the task
  4. Referred to written resources for information that would assist task completion
  5. Invested extra time and effort into completing the task on time
  6. Focused on other tasks of equal priority first
  7. Followed procedures from similar tasks that others completed successfully
  8. None of the above


* 8.Which types of software programs do you have experience using in a professional setting?
  1. Word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word, WordPerfect)
  2. Database software (e.g., Microsoft Access)
  3. Spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel)
  4. Presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint)
  5. Email software (e.g., Outlook)
  6. Statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS)
  7. Desktop publishing software (e.g., Quark)
  8. Project management software (e.g., MS Project)
  9. None of the above


* 9.What is your current skill level using Microsoft PowerPoint?
  1. Basic (e.g., I can open and close an existing slide presentation)
  2. Intermediate (e.g., I can create a slide presentation)
  3. Advanced (e.g., I can incorporate spreadsheets, animation, and other features into a slide presentation)
  4. None of the above


* 10.What is your current skill level using Microsoft Access?
  1. Basic (e.g., I can write simple queries against mainframe or other local databases, import and link tables, and export data)
  2. Intermediate (e.g., I can write complex queries involving numerous tables and or databases, work with forms, and write simple macros)
  3. Advanced (e.g., I can develop database applications using other software)
  4. None of the above


* 11.Which activities have you performed using spreadsheet software (e.g., Lotus, Microsoft Excel)?
  1. Basic data entry, data manipulation, and graphical displays
  2. Complex data manipulation, computational modeling, and graphical displays
  3. Simple statistical and relational analyses
  4. Complex univariate and multivariate analysis
  5. I have little experience using spreadsheet software.


* 12.To which audiences have you given oral presentations?
  1. Peers/coworkers
  2. Professors
  3. Company executives
  4. Compliance officers
  5. Operational staff
  6. Lawyers
  7. Industry analysts
  8. Chairman and commissioners
  9. General public
  10. None of the above


* 13.What is the largest audience to which you have presented orally?
  1. 3 or less
  2. 4-10
  3. 11-25
  4. 26-50
  5. More than 50


* 14.Select the responses that describe your knowledge and experience related to communication skills.
  1. Communicated information to groups or individuals in order to instruct or persuade.
  2. Conducted exit conference upon completion of audits.
  3. Conducted formal training sessions on technical matters.
  4. Represented management in meetings.
  5. Represented management at conferences.
  6. Conducted informal training to others on an individual basis.
  7. Resolved conflicts, complaints, and problems in person or on the telephone.
  8. Completed coursework or formal training in communication.
  9. None of the above.


* 15.Which statement best describes your experience with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)?
  1. I have not had education or training in applying these principles, nor have I yet applied them on the job.
  2. I have had education or training in applying these principles, but have not yet applied them on the job.
  3. I have applied these principles on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have applied these principles as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying these principles.


* 16.Which response best reflects your level of education and experience performing financial statement analysis?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing financial statement analysis.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed financial statement analysis on the job.
  3. I have performed financial statement analysis on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely and independently performed financial statement analysis as a regular part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying these principles.






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