Tom Dang ’16

Tom is an Economics & Business major from Hanoi, Vietnam.


Norton Fellow in Accounting

Teacher Created Materials | Huntington Beach, California

Week Eleven:
Teacher Created Materials


August 10, 2015 | My last week with Teacher Created Materials comes to an end with the closing of June month-end, which means that next Monday the Accounting department will be busy again with July month-end. I finally filed the trickiest Sales Tax for California. First, since TCM is located in California, our California sales is likely to be highest. […]

Week Ten:
Teacher Created Materials


July 30, 2015 | Teacher Created Materials was still busy with all the changes because of some big orders from June and July. This week I continued to do things I do best: mailing invoices, keeping track of orders among TCM, and filing Sales Tax. Beside Sales Tax, I learned to file some states’ Business Tax, Labor and Industries […]

Week Nine:
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July 27, 2015 | This week is a big change for me as I spent most of the time preparing and filing sales taxes. We sell our products to individuals, re-sellers, and schools throughout the States, and we have to pay sales tax for selling to individuals but not re-sellers and schools. What makes this task difficult is that […]

Week Eight:
Teacher Created Materials


July 17, 2015 | This week I finally moved on to work with Jared on General Ledger – reports, journals, and everything relating to reconciling among the company’s activities. The first thing I learned was to make general journal entries basing on a general journal detail report and some other reports and emails about TCM’s transactions. A general journal is […]

Week Seven:
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July 8, 2015 | Since it’s the end of June, this week is mostly about month end. We are having the biggest sales month in TCM’s history! I’m amazed and happy to be working with TCM in its golden time. Invoices come out and checks come in in thick stacks. And thus, we have much more work to do: […]

Weeks Five and Six:
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July 1, 2015 | I have continued to work with Vanessa in A/R during these two weeks. It’s getting easier and I’m getting faster in solving things. However, with greater power comes greater responsibility: –          While before I was just mailing the invoices out, now I’m responsible for sorting the invoices and emailing them as well, since some clients […]

Week Four:
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June 17, 2015 | I started working with Vanessa in Accounts Receivable in this fourth week. As I work in another department, my knowledge about the Accounting Cycle is again improving. When I worked with Sheila in A/P, we received invoices and sent out checks to vendors who we owe money. Now that I’m in A/R, our task is […]

Week 3:
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June 10, 2015 | Since it’s month end, the Accounting Department is much busier with all the checks, unsettled invoices, employees’ salary, monthly report, etc. I helped Sheila with a lot of invoices and checks that are to be sent out. I’m hoping to learn more about monthly report with Senior Accountant Jared in the upcoming weeks! The bigger part […]

Week 2:
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June 3, 2015 | I got a day off on Monday since it was Memorial Day. Yet the whole Accounting Department became much busier since we have unsettled work from Monday. Accounting is annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily – you always have something to be done. This period is not a special period of the year for Accounting […]

Week 1:
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June 1, 2015 | For the first two weeks in Huntington Beach, one for settling down and get around and one with Teacher Created Materials–I have to say it’s wonderful! 1. The weather You cannot complain about Huntington Beach’s weather this season. Before I came here, California had been going through a tough season without any rain, yet it […]