PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“PICPA”), through the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, is proud to announce it has filled up its Accounting Career Day initiative for the Fall. Over the next 3 weeks, hundreds of high school students from across the state will attend fun, informative and free educational events at Duquesne University, Penn State University, King’s College and Villanova University to learn more about the accounting profession and pursuing a degree in accounting.
With a goal to introduce young minds to the diverse and rewarding opportunities within the field of accounting, students will hear from practicing Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) about the various career pathways within accounting and their own experiences in various accounting disciplines including: Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, FBI/IRS, Education, Tax and Financial Planning, Information Technology and Consulting. Students will also hear from current Accounting majors about their journey through college and key insights for applying to college.
“We look forward to engaging with young, aspiring accounting professionals, as we believe that early exposure to the profession through events like our Accounting Career Days, can truly help them understand the value and impact they can make on their communities through our profession,” says Jennifer Cryder, CEO of the PICPA. “This collaboration between educators, leading professionals and college students is critical to help foster and inspire the next generation of CPAs."
Dates and notable speakers at each event include:
Duquesne University (October 12): Speakers include: Betsy Krisher, CPA, CGFM, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of MaherDuessel; Lisa Cato, Forensic Accountant at FBI Pittsburgh Field Office; Jeff Mitch, CPA, CGMA, Director Internal Audit at American Eagle Outfitters.
Penn State University (October 17): Featured Speaker: Bill Fisher, Tax Managing Director at Deloitte.
King’s College (October 25): Featured Speaker: Wendy McClintock, CPA Chief Accounting Officer of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
Villanova University (November 2): Featured Speaker: Dale Ashley, Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Other universities will also be in attendance with representatives from their accounting or business school department including: Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University and Widener University.
The events are currently at capacity, but you can learn more about the events and ways to support our aspiring CPAs here.
About the PICPA
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is a premiere statewide association of more than 20,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest state CPA organization in the United States. To learn more about the PICPA visit www.picpa.org.