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Student Professional Organizations: Fall Update

October 30, 2018 //

It’s been a busy fall for the Department of Accounting’s five student professional organizations (SPOs): Ascend, Beta Alpha Psi, Fox Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accountants Temple Chapter and National Association of Black Accountants. The SPOs welcomed representatives from Baker Tilly, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, KPMG, MPI Business Valuation and Consulting, PWC, RSM, SEI and Susquehanna International Group to campus.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the national accounting honors society, hosted an evening recruiters at the start of the year as part of the school’s Accounting Week. Representatives from over twenty organizations attended the event in the Undergraduate Commons of Alter Hall. Ascend brought together students and professionals for their 7th Annual Kickball Tournament, a casual networking and charity event for accounting and finance companies.

IMA-T President Andrew Narducci, far left, and BAP President Devin Jones, second from left, with panelist at the internal audit event.
IMA-T President Andrew Narducci, far left, and BAP President Devin Jones, second from left, with panelist at the internal audit event.

With sponsorship from the Institute of Internal Auditors Philadelphia Chapter, BAP and Institute of Management Accountants Temple Chapter (IMA-T) hosted a executive internal audit panel with Lisa Bonnell of Comcast, John Mulcahy of FMC and Dan Tucci of Wells Fargo. The Fox Accounting Association (FAA) hosts a Women in Business panel on November 6 with Susan Manning, CEO of Docuxcel; Linda Guendelsberger, Partner at LG Legacy Group; Jamie Krug, Partner at Centri Business Consulting; and Karen Proietti, Head of Corporate Accounting Policy at Vanguard.

Members of the National Association of Black Accountants attended the Eastern Region Student Conference in Norfolk, Virginia in October. IMA-T members attended the IMA Student Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri in early November.

More about the Department of Accounting’s Student Professional Organizations.