ACC601 - Accounting Capstone - Emerging Issues A&A

 

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Accounting Capstone is designed to help students transition to professional life.  In addition to studying the latest developments, the course includes:
  - preparation for the CPA Exam
  - requirements for registering for the CPA Exam
  - considerations for graduate school
  - field trips to experience various business settings
  - in-class speakers who are professionals in the field to add insights about the world of professional public accounting

SPRING 2015 Preparing for the Profession Speaker Series

 

Jesse & Amy Ligo '82 '84 - Owner/Operators - Drove Pasture Farm

 

Chris Wright, CPA - COO/CFO - St. Paul Homes

 

Kelly Nord '01, CPA - Senior Manager Healthcare Services, Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP

 

Gene Natali, MBA, CFA - Senior Vice President, C.S.  McKee, L.P. and author of The Missing Semester provided three financial rules to always remember: 1) Financial choices have consequences. 2) Never be afraid to say, "I don't know."   3) We are responsible for our choices.  Additionally, Gene stressed the incredible benefits of a Roth IRA and youth when it comes to investing!

 

Sam Becherer '12, CPA - Internal Audit In-Charge, Schneider Downs - Sam described several characteristics beneficial for new staff accountants:  1) Ability to balance when to figure out a question independently or ask for help.  2) Strong Excel skills.  3) Great communication is imperitive at all levels.

 

Mary Patterson - Account Manager, Becker Professional Education - "According to recruiters, the top three most important tips for accounting majors:  1) Leadership matters - while in college hold leadership positions in sports and organizations.  2) Communicate professionally (especially electronically)- use full sentences, correct punctuation, and leave the ":)" to send to your friends!  3) Do not "friend request" recruiters or company execs on LinkedIn or Facebook during the recruiting process; wait till you are hired."

 

Archives of Past Accounting Capstone Speaker Series