Accounting Opportunities

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Planning for Fall: 2 Important Events for Accounting Students

If you plan to attend either of these events, please let us know at https://forms.gle/ZYwrhNenRXKAiJYJ6 

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Accounting Professor Ashley Phillips Awarded the Peter J. Mehl Service-Learning Faculty of the Year Award for VITA Program

Professor Ashley Phillips of the Accounting Department has been awarded the Peter J. Mehl Service-Learning Faculty of the Year Award for 2021-2022. She partners with the United Way of Central Arkansas to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to low income taxpayers in our region. Ashley offers a service-learning course for UCA students, who earn the necessary IRS certification, and prepare the tax returns.

UCA accounting students did an amazing job this tax season as part of the VITA program at United Way of Central Arkansas (UWCA). Five UCA accounting majors took the VITA course for credit, and of the five taking it for credit, four volunteered over 80 hours (Macy Dillard, Joseph Howe, Jonathan Humphrey, and Jakob Ligon). There were an additional six UCA accounting majors who volunteered. These students volunteered approximately 420 hours.

UWCA filed 255 federal tax returns as part of the VITA program. UCA accounting students prepared 253 of the 255 returns. These returns brought back over $324,000 to the local community.

Congratulations Ashley!

And way to go VITA student volunteers.

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.

Accounting Club • Becker CPA Review • March 15

Tue Mar 15 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206 or Zoom

Learn about the CPA exam structure and how to prepare.

Zoom: https://uca-edu.zoom.us/s/85882681671 (Meeting ID: 858 8268 1671; Passcode: 571342)

You can still Join Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Club!

  • Joining Accounting Club: Login to https://uca.campuslabs.com/engage/, find Accounting Club, and join! It’s free!
  • Joining Beta Alpha Psi: Visit www.ucabetaalphapsi.org, click Joining BAP, and complete the application. Candidates who are initiated pay a one-time $75 membership fee. There might be finding still available for candidates in underrepresented groups to waive membership fees. Contact Dr. McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu) for more information.

First Service Bank Job Fair – March 24

First Service Bank is currently recruiting for several positions and will be hosting a Job Fair at the Faulkner County Library in Conway on March 24th?

Learn more about the job fair.

To view open job postings and to apply for open positions, candidates are to go online to:  https://firstservicebank.com/about/careers.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation C-Suite Summer Internship • Apply by April 1

5/31/22 – 7/29/22

Role Description

Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program

The summer-long Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program partners rising college seniors and recently graduated students with some of the nation’s top executives in the private sector to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level. Through the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program, participants gain practical and meaningful work experience in a corporate setting and obtain first-hand experience working with organizations whose top priorities include diversity employment retention and internship-to-employment opportunities. Interns receive housing, a $3,000 stipend, and are placed in a corporate sponsor’s office. Interns interact with senior-level business leaders, explore multifaceted business challenges, and build skills to prepare them for careers in corporate America. Over the course of the 9-week internship, participants also take part in business networking, team building events, and leadership development sessions to enhance their professional and leadership skills.
CBCF staff will offer two information sessions to allow prospective applicants to learn more about our internship program. Should this be of interest, please register for the information session of your choice:

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Summer Remote Finance Intern • Apply by April 30

Voya Financial

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Role Description

Profile Summary:
The Finance Student will have the opportunity to work in a corporate environment as an integral part of a team. Please Note: Work location for this role is FLEXIBLE! This position allows 100% remote work from home or allows work to be performed in any of our major office locations with a hybrid schedule. 
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Scholarships for Women in Accounting • Apply by April 30

Various Scholarships • Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

Apply by April 30

The following scholarships are accepting applications at http://efwa.org/scholarships_undergraduate.php or http://efwa.org/scholarships_graduate.php.

Scholarship For
Women In Transition This scholarship is designated for a woman who is the primary source of support for her family and is enrolling as an incoming freshman to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting. It is awarded for up to $16,000 over four years as determined by the Board of Trustees and will be renewed annually upon completion of satisfactory course work as evidenced by a 3.0 GPA.
Women In Need This scholarship is for a woman who is the primary source of support for her family and is completing her sophomore year of academic pursuit to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting. It is awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for two years and will be renewed for the second year upon completion of satisfactory course work as evidenced by a 3.0 GPA.
Institute of Management Accountants IMA is funding two one-year undergraduate and one graduate scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for women who are working toward a Bachelors degree in Accounting. In addition to the cash award, scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary one-year student membership to the IMA (a $39 value), the CMA exam entrance fee (a $250 value), as well as the exam registration fee (valued at $415 per part). The CMA exam entrance and registration fees have a two year time limit and are non-transferrable.
Michele L. McDonald Memorial An annual scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 for the purpose of earning a degree in Accounting, with preference being given to a woman returning to college from the work force or after raising children.
Moss Adams Foundation This annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for women who wish to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting is available to minority women, or women returning to school as current or re-entry juniors or seniors, or women pursuing their fifth year requirement through either general studies or within a graduate program.

BAP Membership Grant • Apply ASAP

For the 2022 year, Beta Alpha Psi is pleased to announce funding (as available) that will help reduce one of the potential barriers to membership (the one-time $75 membership fee requirement) for students who meet the following criteria.

  • Members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups
  • Majoring in accounting, finance, business analytics or information systems
  • Obtained an overall GPA of 3.0

To be considered, contact Dr. Connie McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu) to be nominated. There are only 200 scholarships nationwide, so hurry!