Accounting Society raises 22k in CPA educational event

Accounting Society students

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Accounting Society raised $22,000 through its annual continuing professional education event. 

The proceeds will support Accounting Society programming, including service projects and travel grants for students to attend and present at professional conferences.

Nineteen Accounting Society students hosted nearly 175 certified professional accountants for a full day of programming on Dec. 13, which included topics like fraud, cyber security, forensic accounting, networking, tax, state board ethics, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

UA Little Rock accounting faculty members Dr. Cynthia Johnson and Dr. Cynthia Taylor and Accounting Society president Lukas Steed organized the event where professionals earned up to eight hours of continuing professional education: four hours in accounting, one in tax, one in state board ethics, as well as two in general continuing education.

A team from the Association for Information Systems Student Chapter provided invaluable assistance in organizing the event by automating several of the event’s manual processes. The team consisted of graduate students Hemant Kumar and Moyosooreoluwa Kemi-Rotimi and undergraduate students Jazzy James and Gene Johnson.

Speakers included T.J. Boyle, Frost, PLLC; Roger Dorsey and Joshua Kerr, UA Little Rock Department of Accounting; Bruce Engstrom and Holly Fish, EGP, PLLC; John Fiebig, senior deputy director of PCAOB; Dan Harpool, owner of Complete Computing; Mark Ohrenberger, Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy; and James White, Arkansas Department of Health.

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