When we hear “accounting,” most of us think immediately of taxes and tax season. However, there are so many ways in which understanding accounting can help you in your personal and professional life. There are also many careers you can pursue with an education in accounting.
Associate Chairperson John Strange (Accounting) and VP of Marketing and Media Resources Nancy Trim joined me for a little coffee and discussion. We discussed potential finance curriculum development, certifications in Accounting, and Professor Strange’s appointment to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. This designation is special, as you must be nominated by one of your students.
Organizations of all shapes and sizes need accountants - small businesses, major corporations, banks, investment firms, and governmental units at the local, state, and federal levels. Do some research and you will find that accounting consistently ranks among the leading careers in America.
Jayatri Dutta, Pauline Grandison, Wanda Hernandez, and Elida Loci have been awarded scholarships by The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) through the recommendation and efforts of Professor John Strange, Associate Chair of Accounting and member of IMA. These scholarships provide the recipients with a 3-year membership in IMA, a grant to cover the cost of the Certified Management Accountant Exam (CMA), and up to six months of free exam preparation support.
I was invited to attend Professor Max Torres’ Accounting for Managers class. The class walked through the steps of recording Accounting Transactions. They reviewed a Trial Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Owners Equity, and Balance Sheet.
We then covered how to explore taking out a loan for business or personal use.
Chairpersons of the different programs at CW spoke to students in their 4th and 5th semester about the benefits of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Dr.
The Accounting Society had a successful bake sale where students had the opportunity to practice their entrepreneurial skills. The center of attention was definitely the “croquembouche.” This is a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel.
Career Services hosted an Accounting Networking Career Café where students had the opportunity to network with employers to discuss careers, including internships and full-time positions, as well as mentoring opportunities. Employers attending the event were Peter O’Connor from Robert Half Accountemps, Fernando Rodriguez, CPA, Jinga Cuervas and Amanda Bordino from Westhab, and Gary Javier from Mass Mutual Financial.