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Accounting club to host grand event

Submitted by Alexis Williams on November 20, 2013 – 11:42 amNo Comment

The UALR Accounting Society will host its third annual “Accounting Continuing Professional Education” seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UA Cooperative Extension Service building.

The seminar, the club’s biggest event of the year, will feature several keynote speakers to cover a variety of topics: Mike Watts on Federal Tax Update, Kylene Prewett on COSO Control Framework, Stephanie Shine on For the CFO, Paula Kinnard on Yellow Book Audits, Emily Reeves on Online Marketing of Accounting Services, Richard McLain and Katherine Black on FBI Case Studies, and David Dearman on Ethical Issues in Accounting, said Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Smith.

Founded in 2011, the Accounting Society’s mission is to “promote the study and practice of the various professional specialty fields in accounting, provide opportunities for leadership development and professional growth, and encourage a sense of ethical and social responsibilities,” according to its UALR webpage.

The current club officers are Chief Executive Officer Jacob Downs (junior accounting major), Chief Operating Officer Ben Alexander (senior accounting major), Chief Financial Officer Tiffany Smith (sophomore accounting major), and Chief Information Officer Lisa Collver (senior accounting major). Their faculty advisors are accounting professors David Dearman and Cindy Johnson, according to the club’s UALR page.

“We currently have four officers and four members, but we are looking to grow in numbers by reaching out to those with account majors, or those who may be looking to become an accountant,” said Smith. Empathetic of the hectic schedules of today’s students, Smith explained that the society also schedules multiple meeting times for members unable to attend the normal evening meetings.

Smith said that the seminar will give students eight hours of Continuing Professional Education credit with two hours of ethics credit. In addition, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. For those looking to take advantage of discounted rates, the early registration deadline is Dec. 8. Students may also benefit from a discounted rate if they are UALR alumni, Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance members, or in groups of three or more. All proceeds go to the UALR Accounting Society.

For more information about the Accounting Club or CPE event, students should contact David Dearman at (501) 569-8888 or

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