Opportunities for Graduate Students

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Wilf & Henderson (Texarkana) • Entry-level staff (public accounting)

Wilf & Henderson (Texarkana) • Entry-level staff (public accounting)

Seeking entry-level staff for a combined audit and tax position. The firm’s location is in Texarkana, Texas.  They offer a variety of services, including preparing payroll for small client, payroll tax reports, and employee benefit plan audits, but specialize in tax preparation, tax planning, governmental auditing, construction contractors’ audit and tax, not-for profit auditing and tax, and car dealership taxes.

More Information for Staff Accountant Position

To apply: email resume to carol@wilhen.com

Entergy Analyst | Posting Closes 11/3/21

From Carey Stallings, Fleet Manager for Entergy:

 My team of ~100 employees manage a fleet of 6500 + assets over Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.  We are a large mission critical group and need an Analyst to help support our initiatives.  The analyst will be located in Little Rock.  This position will support the newly installed ERP system (Maximo), run critical queries using SQL / PowerBI as well as support special projects and analysis.

The analyst plays a critical role in our group and the right person can and will be promoted.  I’m looking for a recent graduate or someone that will graduate in December.  Analytical skill sets are required and they either need to know SQL or have the aptitude to pick it up.  Financial acumen is a valuable skill set as well.  The link to the open position is located below.

This posting will close on 11/3/2021 at midnight, but could close earlier if a significant number of candidates apply.


Marketing and Communications Manager | UCP Arkansas

UCP of Arkansas is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager who has a bachelors degree in marketing, public relations, or minimum 3 years of experience in marketing, preferably at a non profit or advertising agency. The person will be responsible for the UCP marketing and communication. Basic knowledge of graphic design is required. Beginning pay is $37,000-$40,000.

Learn more or apply: https://ucpark.ninjagig.com/jobs/marketing-and-communications-manager

Minority Entrepreneurship Pitch Night | Nov. 1 | Prizes for Winners

The Conductor is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week and hosting a Minority Entrepreneurship Pitch Night! Minority Pitch night will take place November 11 at the UCA Welcome Center from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
$2,000 worth of prizes will be given away—$ 1,000 for the judge’s choice and $1,000 for people’s choice. Pitches are open to entrepreneurs, innovators, students, and dreamers who want to share a business idea.
Rules for your pitch:
– 60 seconds
– No slides, notes, or images
– One pitch per contestant
You can attend as a contestant or audience member. A virtual option will be available as well for attendees only.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the pitches begin at 6:30. Appetizers and beverages will be provided for all who attend.
Attendees and contestants can register here -> https://www.arconductor.org/calendar/minority-entrepreneurship-pitch-night.

First Orion Opportunities

  1. First Orion will be at our STEM Fair next week.
  2.  First Orion’s Apprentice Program
  3. First Orion is looking for recent graduates to join our technical community in the role of Product Analyst! If you are an innovative, logical thought leader who enjoys a fast-paced, high performance team environment and have the drive and initiative to succeed, we encourage you to apply today.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate in an introductory apprenticeship training program that will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing technology company while learning the foundation of Product/Business Analytic practices
  • Participate and contribute to all facets of the product life cycle either independently or as part of a team
  • Assist Product Management, Software Engineers and Architects execute on strategies to deliver value and innovation to our customers
  • Contribute as a sounding board to a Product Manager or the Business Lead
  • Enhance and/or develop First Orion empire products and services
  • Provide data analysis, reporting, and technology implementations using industry leading principles, methodologies, and programs
  • Serve as an extension to the Product Management Team and use the tools of record and methodology set forth by the Product Management Community Leader throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Research and develop an understanding of First Orion’s products, tools, and processes
  • Participate in both self-driven, online education and projects using resources from respected external organizations and industry/company specific training with our in-house experts.
  • Partner with an onsite mentor and a team of software engineering mentors plus, have an education program director to provide guidance along the way.
  • Be a full-time hire, eligible for benefits, and enjoy all of the perks and programs available to our full-time team members.
  • After the introductory apprentice training program is completed, you will continue working in the Product Analyst position on full-time basis as an at-will employee. The introductory apprentice training program is not a separate position.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative or business field (Marketing, Business, Math, Computer Science) or related degree programs (e.g. Instructional design) and/or 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with requirements definition and data/data products
  • Experience applying extensive analytic, business, and product defining skills to enhance or develop products and services
  • Working knowledge of software development and structured data
  • Ability to communicate findings
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite

Bonus Points:

  • Prior Internships completed
  • Knowledgeable in the Agile Methodology and Scrum
  • Knowledgeable with Atlassian Software Development Suite (Confluence/Jira/Bit Bucket)
  • Knowledgeable in building business models and forecasting
  • Telecom experience

Company Benefits:

  • Our work environment is energetic, focused, fun, and collaborative. We’ve created a special culture where trust and transparency are the key and employees are empowered to make their own decisions. Our people are passionate about what we do and have an indomitable spirit to get things done. Everyone is a part of the big picture here.
  • First Orion has been voted a Great Place to Work with top rankings in every category! Learn more about what our employees have to say on our First Orion Glassdoor page!
  • At this time, we are not able to sponsor visas, such as H-1B, for this particular position, Product Analyst ApprenticeFirst Orion is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. First Orion’s immigration sponsorship policy is applied in a nondiscriminatory fashion regardless of race, gender, ethnic origin, or any other classification protected by law. First Orion is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Scholarships for Professionals: Internal Audit Scholarship Program (IIA)

Scholarships for Professionals

Internal Audit Scholarship Program (IIA)

The IIA is offering need-based scholarships to those who have lost a job and to those seeking to further career opportunities by obtaining the Certified Internal Audit designation.

To apply: https://www.auditboard.com/elevate/internal-audit-training-scholarship/

Conway Behavioral Health (Conway) • Controller (Corporate Accounting)

Conway Behavioral Health (Conway) • Controller (Corporate Accounting)

Responsible for the direction of the facility’s financial services including general accounting, payroll, budgeting and all other aspects of the facility’s accounting department. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA and/or master’s level degree preferred; 5 years’ of job related experience preferably in a health care setting; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with administrative and clinical personnel, as well as other staff; good organizational, problem solving, and time management skills; must be able to work well under pressure; must be able to function independently; professionalism and confidentiality are required.

Apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ACA1001/JobBoard/3858b5e9-b046-45b0-a329-cfc87becd9b5/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=2f1be8b8-4dd2-44c3-9126-464977556159

EGP (NLR, Bryant, Heber Springs) • Internships & Full Time (Public Accounting)

EGP is looking for interns and entry-level full-time hires after graduation. If you are interested in joining the EGP, PLLC team, contact Holly Fish (hfish@egpcpas.com) for more information on internships currently available.

Also currently hiring a senior auditor, senior tax accountant, and tax manager.

Apply now at https://www.egpcpas.com/careers/

IMA Student Series: Finance & Accounting Professional Panel Wednesday, Oct 6 • 4-5p • Online

Hosted by the Institute of Management Accountants. Are you considering a career in accounting and/or finance? Please join us to hear from successful professionals representing a variety of industries. Learn about their career paths, the CMA® certification, insights, and tips for new graduates and young professionals. Come prepared with questions for our panelists. To view our guest panelists or download the flyer, please click here. If you are interested in attending, you can register here.

Accounting Club: Tuesday, Oct 12 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206

VITA and Taxes (Accounting Club)

Tuesday, Oct 12 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206

Find out how VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helps our community and how you can get involved as a certified preparer, an intake assistant, or a greeter. There is even an opportunity for three-hours credit for volunteer preparers.