ACCT Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Finance Co-op (Intern) • Dassault Falcon Jet (Little Rock Manufacturing)

Apply by Oct 31

Are you a fulltime Junior, Senior or higher status student here at UCA? Are you seeking a Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Analytics? Are you proficient with Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint? Do you have strong communication skills that will allow you to work with management of all levels and departments? If you answered yes to the questions above, we would like the opportunity to visit with you for the Finance Co-Op position. At Dassault Falcon Jet we want to mentor current students and help them to advance their career development in Accounting and Finance. In this role, you will support processes from data input and analysis, preparation of weekly and monthly reporting and research of accounting record exceptions.

To apply: https://uca.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/6818977?ref=preview-header-click


Conway Collegiate Leadership Initiative Interest Meeting

Calling Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher

Are you thinking about the future but don’t really know what it looks like for you? This is a great opportunity. Conway business leaders are providing internship and professional development opportunities for you!

To attend interest meeting: Send your name, major, and email address to Dr. Watson (swatson@uca.edu).


VITA Tax Associate Intern with Arkansas Asset Builders

Apply by Nov 18

VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the IRS. Arkansas Asset Builders is a VITA site in Conway. Tax Associate interns will assist the VITA Site Manager with many aspects of tax site operations, including client intake, volunteer management, tax return preparation, quality reviews of returns, and administration of electronic tax filing. Applicants must have Saturday morning and/or Wednesday afternoon availability between Jan. 21-Apr. 15, 2023. Depending on availability, Tax Associates will work 8-12 hours per week through the tax season (total of 100+ hours). Position is contingent on completion of all IRS training and certification requirements (offered in December/January). See attached flyer for more information. The position is open to students and recent graduates of all majors, although Accounting and/or Business majors are preferred. This internship is unpaid; a small stipend may be available.

To apply: submit cover letter, resume, and transcript to info@arkansasassetbuilders.org by November 18, 2022.


PricewaterhouseCoopers Internships

Apply by Nov 19

You’ll learn with purpose, lead with heart and put your skills to work to make a meaningful difference in the world. If you join us, you’ll help organizations meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of audit, tax, consulting, and products & technology teams.  As you prepare to submit your application, take time to review our different career areas and practice teams to help you determine which groups may align with your educational background, skills and experience and career interests.

Apply for Spring 2023 Internships or Diversity Internship Experience

  • Start is PwC’s diversity summer internship experience, uniquely designed for high-performing college sophomores/rising juniors who self-identify as members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the professional services industry (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races), protected veterans, and/or individuals with disabilities.

Internal Audit Summer Analyst • Goldman Sachs (Many Locations)

Apply by Dec 31

Our Summer Analyst Program is an eight to ten week summer internship for undergraduate students. You will be fully immersed in the day-to-day activities of one of our divisions. As a participant, you will: Attend orientation where you’ll learn about our culture, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of the firm; Receive division-specific training designed to help you succeed; Have the opportunity to work on real responsibilities alongside fellow interns and our people.

To apply: https://uca.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/6784648?ref=open-in-new-tab&search_id=add10a37-41e7-4346-b233-4b8a2a10a4aa


Intern • FCA CPAs (Little Rock)

Apply by Dec 31

Staff will be hands on in the role of preparing audited, reviewed, and compiled financial statements, as well as prepare individual and business tax returns. The staff is expected to perform routine engagement procedures in a timely and professional manner. Individual must be able to meet assigned deadlines.

To apply: https://uca.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/4911722?ref=open-in-new-tab&search_id=a6290e55-99e9-4354-bf85-17d36157ec93


Forensic Accounting • BDO USA LLP (Public in 68 locations around the US)

Apply by Dec 31

As an Intern in the BDO Advisory practice, you will begin to utilize your educational background as well as your organizational skills as you serve the Firm’s dynamic client base. This position will assist in problem solving and fact-finding, working side-by-side with more experienced team members who will provide direction, coaching and learning opportunities. This role provides the opportunity to gain an understanding of the business by working on various stages of engagements, including areas of damages & lost profits, fraud analyses, client industry research and other matters as necessary.

Learn About BDO: Pathway to Success: BDO Summer Leadership Programs

To apply: https://uca.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/6753664?ref=preview-header-click


Intern in Finance and Administration • Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock)

Apply by Mar 31, 2023

  • Fall (Approximately September – December) • Spring (Approximately January – May) • Summer (Approximately June – August)

The Rep’s Finance and Administration intern will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the following functions: accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, commercial and employee insurance, payroll, human resources and company management. Daily duties will include reviewing, obtaining appropriate approvals and entering accounts payable invoices, daily reconciliation of Spektrix (the Rep’s ticketing system and fundraising database) reports to credit card settlement reports and posting to the general ledger, reviewing, and posting credit card production expenses and reconciling to production tracking reports, if applicable. In addition, you will assist in various other activities such as reconciling concessions receipts and creating deposits for cash receipts, processing weekly payroll for artistic employees during productions, completing weekly Actor’s Equity reports, calculating weekly royalties from box office reports for productions, month-end closing and preparation of financial statements, as well as any other ad hoc projects that may arise for Finance and Administration and Company Management. The Finance and Administration intern will interact with every department in the company, so we are seeking an individual with excellent communication and organizational skills who is detail-oriented and is interested in learning more about all the financial aspects of the Theatre. This is a great internship for individuals pursuing business and finance, with a special interest in non-profit or small business operations.

To apply: https://uca.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/6784850?ref=open-in-new-tab&search_id=dce03314-3396-44b6-8f0d-3657e89ee890


Looking for more internships (all over the State and country)?

Accounting Opportunities: 10/31/22

Ethics and Inclusive Leadership (Beta Alpha Psi)

Tue Nov 1 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206

Discuss the Cs of Inclusive Leadership, participate in an ethics case, and get an opportunity to earn an ethical leadership certification (great for your resume!). Snacks: fruit, veggies, and cheese.


Fall Career Fair (Career Services)

Wed Nov 2 • 9a–12p • Student Center Ballroom

Attached is a list of employers currently registered for our All Majors Fall Career Fair and information about the Dress Code. Plan to take your resume. Graduating seniors will receive a leather portfolio while supplies last. If you need help with a resume, contact Dr. Watson (swatson@uca.edu). 


Last Chance to Sign Up

 FORVIS Field Trip and Lunch

Sign up By Tonight for Fri Nov 4 at Noon

FORVIS (formerly BKD) is a national accounting firm with a brand new office in Little Rock. UCA Accounting Majors have been invited on a field trip to see the new offices and hear about opportunities at FORVIS. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP using the link below. If interest exceeds capacity, preference will be given to (1) junior and senior accounting majors and MAcc students still seeking employment; then (2) freshmen and sophomores.

To sign up: https://forms.gle/w6gPP6dBtL98A7nL8


Fear the Strike Bowling Tournament

Sign up now for Bowling on Mon Nov 7 at 5:30p

Calling all accounting majors:  Join us for Fear the Strike.  This is an opportunity for you to meet other accounting majors, faculty, and accounting professionals from multiple firms. As an added bonus, the team with the highest score will win $1000 for a charity!  Space is limited so sign up today. The following employers are bowling with us: Landmark • Garland and Greenwood • FORVIS • HCJ • HoganTaylor • Frost • EY • and Centennial Bank.

To sign up: https://forms.gle/iVUepx7wpdfD7VBq9


Focus Group & $50 For You (Bell & Company)

Sign up now for Mon Nov 15 at 2:30p

Bell and Company (a CPA firm in North Little Rock and Conway) would like to visit with Accounting Majors and ask some questions about you and how you will search for a job. For you time (about 2 hours), they will pay you $50. Only the first 10 who meet the requirements will be selected. The location is the UCA College of Business (room to be announced). This event is only open to accounting majors (not accounting minors, other majors, or students seeking the Technical Certificate in Accounting).

To sign up:  https://forms.gle/PCbqYrR42yyPtsXF9

 

Accounting Opportunities: 10/24/22

Leadership Team Challenge (Beta Alpha Psi)

Wed Oct 26 • 5:30p–8:30p • UCA Downtown

Take a break from studying and join us for a leadership event on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown.  This interactive, team-challenge evening will give you an opportunity to meet other accounting students while having fun!  Space is limited; registration is required.  Email Dr. McKnight TODAY at cmcknight@uca.edu if you want to attend.


FORVIS Field Trip and Lunch (Accounting Club)

Sign up By Oct 30 for Fri Nov 4 at Noon

FORVIS (formerly BKD) is a national accounting firm with a brand new office in Little Rock. UCA Accounting Majors have been invited on a field trip to see the new offices and hear about opportunities at FORVIS. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP using the link below. If interest exceeds capacity, preference will be given to (1) juniors, seniors, and MAcc students still seeking employment; then (2) freshmen and sophomores.

To sign up: https://forms.gle/w6gPP6dBtL98A7nL8


Fear the Strike Bowling Tournament (Accounting Club)

Sign up now for Bowling on Mon Nov 7 at 5:30p

Calling all accounting majors:  Join us for Fear the Strike.  This is an opportunity for you to meet other accounting majors, faculty, and accounting professionals from multiple firms. As an added bonus, the team with the highest score will win $1000 for a charity!  Space is limited so sign up today. The following firms are bowling with us: Landmark • Garland and Greenwood • FORVIS • HCJ • HoganTaylor • Frost • EY • and 1-2 more to come.

To sign up: https://forms.gle/iVUepx7wpdfD7VBq9

***See attached flyer about $200 Gift Card Give-Away; $25 gift card to one person present at this meeting.


Focus Group & $50 For You (Bell & Company)

Sign up now for Mon Nov 15 at 2:30p

Bell and Company (a CPA firm in North Little Rock and Conway) would like to visit with Accounting Majors and ask some questions about you and how you will search for a job. For you time (about 2 hours), they will pay you $50. Only the first 10 who meet the requirements will be selected. The location is the UCA College of Business (room to be announced). This event is only open to accounting majors (not accounting minors, other majors, or students seeking the Technical Certificate in Accounting).

To sign up:  https://forms.gle/PCbqYrR42yyPtsXF9


Ethics and Inclusive Leadership (Beta Alpha Psi)

Tue Nov 1 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206

Discuss the 6 Cs of Inclusive Leadership, participate in an ethics case, and get an opportunity to earn an ethical leadership certification (great for your resume!).


Fall Career Fair (Career Services)

Wed Nov 2 • 9a–12p • Student Center Ballroom

Plan to take your resume. If you need help with a resume, contact Dr. Watson (swatson@uca.edu).

UCA’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins First Place in International Competition

Pictured (R to L): Kaidan Zheng, Tristen Porter, and Harris Felton

UCA students traveled to Orlando, Florida during the last week of July 2022 for the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting of all chapters.

Before the meeting started, the students enjoyed an Arkansas BAP Connection breakfast sponsored by the Arkansas Society of CPAs. During the meeting, the students networked, provided community service, attended professional development meetings, and participated in multiple competitions.

After their regional win earlier this year, the Chapter qualified to compete at the conference and brought home the INTERNATIONAL FIRST PLACE award in Best Practices in the Art of Engagement for the Resume Escape Room they hosted for students last spring. This is UCA’s 3rd international first place in Beta Alpha Psi Best Practices. Congratulations to students Harris Felton, Tristen Porter, and Kaidan Zheng for their excellent work!

Additional UCA Recognition at the Annual Meeting:

  • Beta Alpha Psi recognized UCA as a superior chapter.
  • Daniel Wheeler competed in Project Run With It, a real-world consulting project.
  • Dean Michael Hargis received the Outstanding Dean Award.
  • Dr. Connie McKnight became a Chapter Advocate for the Southwest Region.

The students also took advantage of their time in Orlando to have some fun!

Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals with over 300 chapters internationally. The organization promotes academic excellence, professional development, and responsible practices.

COB Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Places First and Second at Regional Conference Competitions

UCA’s Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earned a first place win at the 2022 regional conference in the category of Best Practices in the Art of Engagement. Several members worked to create an escape room with a resume theme and offered the escape to teams of students. Harris Felton and Tristen Porter presented the project for the virtual competition. Because of the first place regional win, the Theta Lambda Chapter will compete against the other regional winners in Orlando this summer.

UCA students also earned a 2nd Place regional win for Best Practices in the Art of Change. Chapter members Claire DeBusk, Yulia Lyubchenko, and Kaidan Zheng shared how the Theta Lambda Chapter changed in the face of covid and the increased demands of members.  [Read more…]

COB Dean Hargis Receives 2022 Outstanding Dean Award From International Honor Organization

The Dean of the UCA College of Business, Dr. Michael Hargis, has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Dean Award by Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

Dr. Hargis was nominated by UCA’s Theta Lambda Chapter and will be presented with the award at the Annual Beta Alpha Psi meeting in Orlando in late July. In the nomination, UCA’s chapter called Dr. Hargis a “fierce advocate” for the College of Business and cited his “amazing impact” on the BAP Theta Lambda chapter. The nomination detailed his support of the chapter’s expansion as well as BAP members’ development and achievements.

In its letter notifying him of this award, the BAP National Office told Dr. Hargis, “while this year’s nominees were very competitive, you stood out based on your consistent and longstanding commitment to Beta Alpha Psi. Your selection was based on your hands-on engagement, and your significant financial and operational support to the chapter that positioned them to achieve their goals and objectives. Overall, the committee was quite impressed with your achievements considering the long history of outstanding performance of the Theta Lambda chapter.”

Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization founded in 1919 for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 AACSB- and/or EQUIS-accredited chapters on university campuses with over 300,000 members. Beta Alpha Psi recognizes scholastic excellence, offers professional development, and encourages ethical, social, and public responsibility.

The BAP Theta Lambda chapter of University of Central Arkansas focuses on honoring scholarship, professional development, and service to the community. Members have the opportunity to meet and get to know professionals from all areas of accounting, and they learn skills needed to be successful in careers in accounting, finance, information systems, and analytics.

Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Escape Room to Engage Students in Career Readiness

Two days in late January, Beta Alpha Psi hosted the COB Escape Room for which the RSO created intricate puzzles students had to solve to “escape” the (unlocked) room. Over 115 people participated in the escape experience with 99 undergrads and 16 graduate students, alumni, and faculty. Most participated in person, but a few were able to take part virtually.

During the experience, participants found clues around the room and used them to solve puzzles all in an effort to build a proper resume. The engaging exercise directed teams of two to discover common mistakes and recommended practices for creating a great resume.

“It felt like the full escape room experience,” said Junior Business Administration major Noah Willis. It showed me how to get my resume in order, what to put, what not to put. I think this has taught me how to create a better resume.”

Escaping required problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Even the most experienced resume writers learned a thing or two.

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