Accounting students with diverse backgrounds needed

By Molly Ryan Kowaleski, OSCPA PR & Engagement Manager

The AICPA is again hosting its 2019 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop for minority college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents planning to pursue the CPA designation.

This year’s event will be May 15-17 in Denver, but the deadline to apply is Jan. 21. Participants’ transportation to and from the location, hotel accommodations, training experience and meals are all covered by the AICPA Foundation.

Per Accounting Today, “interested students must submit the application, a video essay, two letters of recommendation (with at least one from either a faculty member or a licensed CPA), an unofficial transcript, and a motivational quote. Sophomore, junior, senior, fifth-year or graduate students for the 2018-19 academic year who have declared an accounting, finance or tax major and who intend to pursue the CPA credential are eligible. They must also be student affiliate AICPA members, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, and be actively involved in campus and community activities.”

The application and additional information is available here.

OSCPA’s Accounting Careers Leadership Academy will take place May 16-17, 2019 in Columbus, and the applications will be open to interested students in January. Thanks to the Ohio CPA Foundation, this event is free for students to attend.

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy is an exciting opportunity that helps prepare students for a successful future in the accounting profession. It is specifically designed to increase the number of underrepresented CPAs and accounting professionals, including, but not limited to those who identify as: having a disability, LGBTQ, veterans, first-generation, and people of color. Keep an eye out for applications after Jan. 1.

Learn about the other programs supported by the Ohio CPA Foundation and contact Sierra Austin, OSCPA manager, diversity & inclusion, with questions.


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