A college education is the backbone to starting a career in the world today. The job market is fierce and the best thing a person can do is invest in a good education to make sure they have a leg up on the competition once they hit the job market. Joseph Beach, a seasoned manager with an impressive career that spans over 30 years, is now the managing partner for Assurance Services for the Philadelphia offices of BDO USA, LLP. He believes that college education is key to leadership skills not only in business but in everyday life as well.

(Photo Courtesy of Joseph Beach)

(Photo Courtesy of Joseph Beach)

What is your educational background?

“I received my B.S. in Business Administration from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.”

Can you tell us about your background in management?

“I have 28 years of accounting experience and I served as managing director of Asher & Company since 2005. I now serve as the assurance business line leader of the combined Philadelphia practice of BDO and Asher & Company LTD. My title is office managing partner at Assurance Services for the Philadelphia offices of BDO.”

How has your education fueled your management success?

“My college education at Seton Hall University provided me with the foundation for developing excellent leadership skills for the business and administration tools that I use in my work on an everyday basis. The college experience provided me with the opportunity for interactions with a broad range of people in work and in various situations, which is a very important skill to have in business and life.”

Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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