On December 13, 2017, the annual UA Little Rock CPE event was held at Dickinson Hall. 19 Accounting Society students hosted 174 CPAs for a full day of programming, ultimately earning $22,000, with net proceeds going to support Accounting Society student activities. Coordination of the event was handled by Accounting faculty members Dr. Cynthia Johnson and Dr. Cynthia Taylor, and Accounting Society president Lukas Steed.
Guest speakers presenting at the event included:
- James White, Controller, Arkansas Dept of Health Fraud Rationalization governmental
- Roger Dorsey, UALR professor tax
- Joshua Kerr, UALR professor tax
- Dan Harpool, owner of Complete Computing, UALR professor, cyber security
- John Fiebig, Senior Deputy Director, PCAOB An Update on PCAOB Matters accounting
- Bruce Engstrom, EGP forensic accounting
- Holly Fish, EGP networking
- TJ Boyle, Frost New Lease Accounting Standards accounting
- Mark Ohrenberger, Arkansas State Board of CPA’s State Board Rules ethics
The AIS Student Chapter was also of invaluable assistance in organizing the 2017 CPE Event. Prior to 2017, organizers relied on a manual process to manage the event. This meant that many of the event activities required considerable effort and time to complete. The Accounting Society enlisted the help of the AIS Student Chapter to automate some of the processes. The chapter organized a project team made up of 2 graduate students, Hemant Kumar and Moyosooreoluwa Kemi-Rotimi, and 2 undergraduate students, Jazzy James and Gene Johnson.
Despite a tight deadline, members of the team successfully managed their academic work and the assignment, completing the project on-time for the event. Participants and organizers were satisfied with the event and the automation process. The AIS student chapter plans to improve the system and make it better for the next CPE Event.
To learn more about the Accounting Society, please visit: https://ualr.edu/accounting/accounting-society/
To learn more about the AIS student chapter, please visit: https://ualr.edu/bis/student-aitp-chapter/