Senior Accounting Major Amaya Whitmore Secures Full-Time Job After Internship


In fall 2022, Senior accounting major Amaya Whitmore accepted an internship to explore what a career in accounting might be like. Little did she know, her fall internship would extend into spring 2023 and then turn into a full-time job offer after she graduates in May. Learn more about Amaya’s experience and her plans for the future:

Why did you choose this internship?
I saw this position for a paid internship at Dillard’s on Handshake. I wasn’t really looking for an internship when I came across this position, but I was in a rut of trying to decide which route I wanted to take after graduation. So I decided that it would be a great opportunity for me to get some experience and decide if I like working in tax. I had done a lot of research on accounting careers, and public vs. private, and realized that most people go the public accounting route after graduation, so I wanted to see what private accounting was like and to get that experience.

What did you learn at this internship?
My internship at Dillard’s has taught me so much. My favorite part has been being able to put the skills that I have learned into the classroom into practice and see real life examples. Working in the tax field, there is always so much to learn with the laws constantly changing. Also, I have been able to learn so many tips and tricks in Excel. We take courses that focus on Excel in the College of Business, but getting to use the program every day has allowed me to learn many shortcuts and ways to make using Excel more efficient.

How do you think this internship will be beneficial in your career?
I have already learned so much, and I am still learning on a daily basis. The things that I have learned from this internship have already helped me in the classroom setting, so I know it will help me in trying to get my CPA license and anything after that.

How do you plan to use your degree?
I will be graduating from UCA with my B.B.A. in Accounting in May. I plan to return to UCA in the fall to start the Master of Accountancy program. Also, I plan to start studying to take the CPA exam. There are so many things that someone can do with a degree in Accounting, so I know that my possibilities are endless!

What advice do you have for students who may (or may not) be considering an internship?
The biggest advice that I have is to take advantage of any internship opportunity that you can get! Internships are very beneficial and allow you to get some insight into what you could possibly be doing in the future. It is a great time to figure out what you like and don’t like, and help you decide what you want to do in the future. Plus, you never know the opportunities you can get from your internship… you could end up with a full-time job secured for after graduation!

U Storage/ Conway Property Group Needs Assistant Manager

U Storage/ Conway Property Group is looking for its next assistant manager.

“Enthusiastically serving others through the transitions of life the way Christ first served us.” That is our mission statement at U Storage/ Conway Property Group. Moving has been consistently ranked as one of the most stressful experiences someone can go through in life, and it is our mission to serve these people well and make that experience as smooth as possible. U Storage is a storage facility chain and third party U-Haul dealer started in Conway in 2008. U Storage now has seven locations in Arkansas with more well on the way. Conway Property Group is only getting bigger as well. It is certainly an exciting time to come aboard.
We answer phone calls for all seven U Storage locations, and we handle leasing for rental homes owned by Conway Property Group. Pay starts at $13 an hour, and we need someone who is able to work 25 hours a week. Shifts can be 10 hours at the longest (8 am to 6pm) This job is fairly flexible, but we need someone with a reasonably open class schedule particularly Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
Anyone interested can send their resume and class schedule to Starting date can be as early as January.

ACCT Jobs now and after graduation

Assistant National Bank Examiner • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (43 locations in the US)

Apply by Oct 14

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a preeminent prudential supervisor of national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks), seeks highly motivated, dynamic individuals with advanced analytical and communication skills interested in working in a team-oriented environment. The OCC, an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is hiring for assistant national bank examiner positions in many cities across the United States. As an assistant bank examiner, you help the OCC achieve its mission by ensuring that banks operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. Upon joining the OCC, you are assigned to a training team for six to 12 months. You receive on-the-job and formal classroom training and learn the basic procedures and practices of the OCC’s supervisory process. After completing training, you work alongside experienced bank examiners and continue to develop your bank examination skills.

To apply

Tax or Audit Staff • Frost, PLLC (Little Rock and other locations)

Apply by Oct 15

Frost, PLLC is a full-service accounting firm currently providing tax, assurance, small business, advisory, animal welfare, business valuation, and litigation services in 47 states. Frost services a range of clients, from individuals to billion dollar organizations. We have offices in Little Rock, AR; Fayetteville, AR; Scottsdale, AZ; Yuma, AZ; and Raleigh, NC. Our satellite offices are located in Denver, CO; Naples, FL; and LaBelle, FL.

To apply: Tax Staff or Audit Staff

Audit Staff • Forvis (Little Rock)

Apply by ASAP for January Start

FORVIS, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services. Created by the merger of equals of BKD, LLP and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (DHG), FORVIS is driven by the commitment to use our forward vision to deliver Unmatched Client Experiences™. Ranked among the top 10 public accounting firms in the country, FORVIS has 5,500 dedicated professionals who serve clients in all 50 states as well as across the globe.

To apply: Send your resume to Rob Gordon at

Staff Auditor • PricewaterhouseCoopers (Little Rock or Rogers)

Apply by ASAP for January Start

PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, is one of the Big4 Accounting firms (4 largest in the world). Their Little Rock office has opportunities audit staff starting in January. A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.

To apply: Send your resume to Devin Gilbert at

Staff Accountant • Crain Automotive Team (Sherwood, AR)

Apply by ASAP • Current Job Seekers and December Grads

The Crain Automotive Team is Arkansas’ largest family owned and operated dealer group. We provide Arkansas with the best shopping experience for new & used vehicles and provide certified auto repair, service and maintenance for all makes and models, as well as, collision centers for body repairs. We are seeking an experienced Staff Accountant to join our team! You will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department. Qualifications include an accounting degree and  competency in Microsoft applications. MAcc students, December graduates, and anyone who can start full-time soon are encourage to apply.

To apply:

Full-time Accountant • W&W AFCO Steel (Little Rock)

Apply by ASAP• Current Job Seekers and December and May Grads

W&W | AFCO Steel is the largest, most capable structural steel fabricator and erector in the United States. They are looking for and accountant. Those who have already graduated and those graduating in December or May are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be involved with preparing financial reports and statements, bank reconciliations, and conducting cyclical audits. Moreover, the candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and possess a strong business acumen. See attached flyer for more information.

To apply: HR office located at 1423 East 6th St. Little Rock or call 501-340-6266

Accountant • Burton Eddington Jr CPA Inc. and Hulsey Capital Management (Heber Springs AR)

Apply by ASAP • Current Job Seekers and December Grads

We are a firm in Heber Springs that offers full service planning, trust and estate work, income tax and investment services to a select set of clients. We are looking for a CPA or CPA candidate who would like to join our companies. Our business model is to provide high quality services to a limited number of clients thus allowing us to provide greater customer service and higher firm value. From the accounting side, we provide monthly client services and year end reporting, plus personal and corporate income tax services for a wide range of businesses. On the investment side, we manage client’s funds to maximize investment returns and minimize where possible, the income tax consequences. We believe our blending of both tax and investment philosophies sets us apart from other firms that cannot offer both services in a complimentary fashion and timely. Candidates will need strong accounting and communication skills. Knowledge in QuickBooks and Ultra Tax software is preferred but not required. Our goal for the candidate is for them to interact directly with our clients thus strengthening the bond between our company and their business and family.

To apply: email me a resume at

Staff Accountant • Pinnacle Structures, Inc. (Cabot AR)

Apply Now • Current Job Seekers and December Grads

Pinnacle Structures, Inc. – Cabot, AR Manufacturing/Steel Building Systems and Components has an opening for a staff accountant. Duties include Customer billing, inventory/job costing, general accounting duties. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field or a candidate with at least two years of general accounting experience with a background in manufacturing/construction accounting preferred.  This is an opportunity for someone looking to get a foot in the door of a great local company! Salary range $50k- $60k DOE. Excellent benefits including company paid health insurance and a generous 401K match.

To apply: Send your resume to VP Micah Bard ( or CFO Matt Muller (

Accountant • Welspun (Little Rock Manufacturer)

Apply by Oct 31

We are looking for a dynamic Accountant to join our team in a manufacturing business that is global. This position will be onsite at our location in the Little Rock Port area. Successful candidate must be able to prioritize, be able to work on multiple projects and be a team player.

Job Summary: Handles general accounting functions including some or all of the following: processing of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivables, and cash and bank accounting.

To apply:

Staff Accountant • 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:

Auditor • Little Rock Airforce Base

Apply by May 31, 2023

The Air Force Audit Agency (AFAA) is looking for Full-Time Auditor, GS-0511-07 Target 12. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with 24 semester hours of accounting of which 6 hours can be in business law. Serve as an Auditor in a developmental capacity, performing assignments designed to further develop applicable analytical and evaluative skills and techniques. Perform continuing assignments involving the analysis of audit data, preparation of conclusions and recommendations, preparation and coordination of reports, and presentation of findings. Carries out special projects designed to facilitate the full use of and to further the auditor’s training and development.

To apply:

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Senior CIS Major Earns Full-time Job After Internship

Senior Computer Information Systems major Aubrie Sinclair is set to earn her BBA in December, but even with all her hard work, she did not expect to secure a full-time job months before graduation.

After her summer Database Tester internship at Acxiom was extended into fall, Aubrie was surprised in mid-September with a full-time offer to join the company. She has accepted a position to be a Delivery Support Analyst after graduation.

Learn more about Aubrie’s success in her path to career development from her own words:

Why did you choose to major in business?

I chose to major in business on a whim, but I think what’s more important is why I stayed. I stayed majoring in business because of the amazing individuals I met when I changed my major; I stayed because my advisor in the COB encourages me and pushes me to be my very best, and right alongside him, my professors do the same. Majoring in business can be tough, but I wouldn’t want to struggle and succeed in any other major. The College of Business has given me endless opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that allows me to be surrounded by fellow peers and professors who have the same drive and passion as I have. Being a business major has made my time at UCA worthwhile.

Why did you choose this internship?

I chose this internship as a Database Tester at Acxiom because I saw it as an opportunity for growth with a company that I could see myself working for one day. The internship aligned with skills I had prior knowledge of, but it also grabbed my attention because it required me to expand my knowledge and pick up new skills along the way.

What did you learn at this internship?

At this internship, I learned a variety of skills. I learned very quickly that problem-solving and communication were going to be key in this career. Being a Database Tester required me to think outside of the box daily and pushed me to practice concise communication with both my co-workers and the client. I worked with SQL Database every day, and I enjoyed that I was exposed to hands-on experience with software that I have been taught at UCA.

How do you think this internship will be beneficial in your career?

Internships can be beneficial to students’ careers in many ways. It can show you what you do or don’t want out of a future job and help you grow in your skills. This internship allowed me to exercise the skills I already have and obtain new ones, and it allowed me to network with people who have experience in my future career field. I know this internship helped me me to grow as a student and a future businesswoman in technology. Ultimately, it helped me earn a full-time position with the company.

How do you plan to use your degree?

I have always planned to use my degree in Computer Information Systems and Analytics to work for a technology company that is focused on innovation and creativity. My eventual goal is to go into Business/Data Analytics, and I plan to pursue my master’s degree in Applied Data Analytics.

What advice do you have for students who may (or may not) be considering an internship?

My advice for anyone who is considering applying for or accepting an internship is – just go for it! I never thought I would land such an amazing internship, but I applied anyway and got an interview. The worst-case scenario might be that you get real-life experience filling out applications and interviewing for a company. Don’t let big companies and competitive interviews scare you off; believe in yourself, what you are capable of, and bring that to your interview because that’s what companies want to see.

Job • Pinnacle Structures, Inc. • Cabot AR

Staff Accountant (Full-time or Part-time now for December Grads)

Pinnacle Structures, Inc. • Cabot AR

Industry Accounting

Apply Now

Pinnacle Structures, Inc. – Cabot, AR Manufacturing/Steel Building Systems and Components has an opening for a staff accountant. Duties include Customer billing, inventory/job costing, general accounting duties. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field or a candidate with at least two years of general accounting experience with a background in manufacturing/construction accounting preferred.  This is an opportunity for someone looking to get a foot in the door of a great local company! Salary range $40k- $45k DOE. Excellent benefits including company paid health insurance and a generous 401K match.

To apply: Send your resume to VP Micah Bard ( or CFO Matt Muller ( Job posting soon at

Job • UCA Grants and Contracts Accounting

Accountant 1 (Full-time)

UCA Grants and Contracts Accounting

Managerial and/or Governmental Accounting

Apply Now

The Accountant I is responsible for analyzing financial information and preparing reports related to the financial activities of awarded grants. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and institution policy.

To apply

Job • UCA • Budget Program Coordinator

The Budget Program Coordinator position is responsible for a variety of tasks in the Budget Office in a higher education environment. The primary duties will involve assisting in the preparation of the fiscal year budget for the budgeted salaried positions, provide position control for the posting and hiring for budgeted positions, and completing budget transfers to maintain an accurate balance for each department.

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Internship • Operations • Deadline: Aug. 31

PAM Transport | North Little Rock, Arkansas | $15.00/hour

Role Description

UCA Students —- We are growing! PAM Transport is looking to add interns to our terminal in North Little Rock. We are looking for a candidate still in school or a recent graduate who is looking to get into the transportation industry. Our internship schedules are flexible as we know all candidates have different class times. You can work full-time during the summer and the internship does not have to end there. If you enjoy it and do well then we would love for you to continue gaining real world experience working part-time during the school year. This is a great way to learn the industry from the ground up and many of our interns stay with us through graduation and join the team full-time!

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Internship • Financial Advisor • Deadline: Aug. 31

Strategic Financial Partners Internship for Fall 2022

Role Description

Our internship program introduces candidates to the financial services industry and allows them the opportunity to shadow advisors, conduct financial interviews, illustrate various products, and understand the process of completing a financial plan. Upon completion, the candidate will have the insight to determine if an ongoing career is right for them.

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Internship • Marketing Intern • Deadline: Dec. 1

Role Description

The Rock Med Spa is looking for a part-time marketing intern (unpaid) to join our team. We’re looking for a self-starter with strong interests in writing, social media, and community. This internship will be focusing on three key points in our marketing strategy: social media, email communication, and influencers in addition to supporting larger initiatives. To be successful, you’ll need to be able to think creatively, be self-motivated, and produce extremely detailed work.

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