The Ledger — Accounting Newsletter Tax Symposium (ALL Welcome)

Personal & Professional Campus Events

Week 2 — Winter Term
1.  Tax Symposium — BAP/IMA is hosting the Tax Symposium for ALL COB students interested in Accounting Careers — Jan.  17th, in Austin Hall 183, Dinner included
To increase the exposure of students to taxation as a viable career path within the accounting profession and inform students about some of the various career opportunities in taxation.  Hopefully, this event will help to cast careers in taxation in a positive light and move students away from the stereotypes of tax as either 1) a boring career made up only of mundane/routine tax return preparation or 2) a career to be fearful of in which one can expect to constantly struggle to deal with an overwhelmingly technical and complex set of tax laws.

Rachel Bosworth, Grant Thornton (Portland)
Neil Byzick, Ingle Byzick and Associates (Corvallis)
William Ramirez, Tax Executives Institute and Portland State University (Portland)
Peter Stephens, PWC (Portland)
Nicholas Warner – Internal Revenue Service (Portland)
R.L. Widmer, Moss Adams (Eugene)

2.  Moss Adams Tabling & Discussion about Summer Leadership– January 23rd with a table set up in Austin as well as hosting resume reviews in Austin 124. Moss Adams will be there from about 10am – 3pm.
SIgn-up sheet
Email Nikol if you have questions:

3.  Geffen Mesher Summer Leadership Program
Applications are accepted starting tomorrow through 2/23/18, and students should apply through the OSU career site handshake.

Calendar Update:
CHANGE of DATE — IMA Field Trip Bob’s Red Mill Friday, May 4th, 2018
Here is the schedule for the day:
•        9:15am arrive for a 9:30 tour (window tour so no need for special clothes or shoes)
•        10:30-11:30 meet with CFO Trey Winthrop (OSU alumni) in conference room for Q&A
•        11:45 lunch at Whole Grains Store Restaurant
Please email Dr. Akroyd to RSVP — 1st come 1st serve.

Leadership & Scholarship Opportunities

1.  OSCPA Educational ScholarshipDeadline is Monday, Jan. 15th, 2018 for 2018-2019 Scholarships ($1k-$3k scholarships).

2.  Start preparing for the OSU Accounting Scholarship request.  You can prepare now with an updated resume, essay, reference ideas.  More information will be available soon

3.     AICPA Legacy Scholarship. If you meet the following criteria*, consider applying:
You plan to study accounting (or accounting-related subject) at an accredited college or university
You plan on pursuing CPA licensure after graduation
You maintain a GPA of 3.0
Deadline March 1, 2018. Don’t delay!.

Would you like to become a Leader of BAP/IMA.  See attached flyer about BAP/IMA officer positions.  Elections will be held at the end of winter term.  Please email Amy Bourne or Aaron Hiddleson if you have any questions

Job & Internship Opportunities

1. Paid Accounting Tutor on Campus

2.  College of Business majors are you looking to gain some accounting experience before you graduate?

The Business and Engineering Business Center is seeking a Student Accounting Assistant. This position will provide data entry support for accounts payable such as invoices, reimbursements, journal vouchers, and procurement requests; scan documents into document archival system; delivery and/or pickup of documents as needed in various offices or units on campus; special projects as identified.
The job closes — Monday, Jan 15th
Please visit
to learn more or apply for this position.

3.  The Oregon State University Foundation is searching for an Accounting student worker to help with:  data entry, event/facility support, general ledger recording, special projects and general office duties such as copying, filing and scanning.  Up to 20 hours per week. Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants from the College of Business who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10.25-12/hour.  Apply at:

1.  Mercury Insurance Group  Mercury is looking to find a Finance and Accounting intern this summer 2018.  The internship position is posted on Handshake (by recommendation of the OSU Career center) and students can apply online today through Handshake Posting ID# 1233079.  Please open attached for more details.  Please be aware the job posting ends this Saturday, March 24, 2018.

2.  Columbia Distributing offers a 10-week paid, structured internship during which students will work on a project.  Both positions are posted on Handshake.  Below are the links to the Handshake posts, as well as a summary.  I have also included contact information for Kayla Perkins

Summary/Objective of Internship:  Join us for a 10 week paid summer internship where you will job shadow various departments throughout our company. During this time you will gain exposure to our operations/supply chain team, sales team, corporate team, merchandising team and interact with our suppliers and customers. All while focusing on projects that will have high impact and visibility to our company which will be presented at the end of the internship.

Preferred majors: Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship, Communications, Business, or other industry related degrees
Columbia Distributing contact:  Kayla R. Perkins —

3.  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife — Internship 2018
Project Title: Enterprise Risk Assessment Internship
Project Type:  Unpaid.  If requested, class credit can also be arranged with the consent and assistance of your university.
Project Dates:  January 22, 2018 – May 4, 2018.  Approximately 8 – 12 hours per week.  This position will work with management to determine specific goals and timelines.
For more information or to apply, please contact Bevin Clapper at Bevin.A. .

Project Title: Audit Assistant Internship
Project Type:  Unpaid.  If requested, class credit can also be arranged with the consent and assistance of your university.
Project Dates:  January 22, 2018 – May 4, 2018.  Approximately 8 – 12 hours per week.  This position will work with management to determine specific goals and timelines.
For more information or to apply, please contact Bevin Clapper at Bevin.A. .


4.  A local law office Law Office of Kara Daley would like to hire someone to work 2-3 hours a week in her office preparing billing statements.  If you are interested please email her directly for more info.

5. Lindsey Hall (OSU Alumni) has a potential opportunity for a student. I have been the treasurer of a local non-profit, Mid-Valley Harvest, since mid-2015.  My board term is up in January, and I am not planning to continue serving. I am in search of a replacement for myself. I think it would be a great opportunity for a student to apply principles they’ve learned in school. Our budget is very small (~$5k in 2017) and we only have a few transactions monthly, so nothing incredibly advanced is required.  Please reach out to   If a student is interested in the position, I would prefer to find a local student who will be around for a few years and not leave for the entire summer.  send resume and interest to


1.   E&J Gallo Winery Management Development Program — see attached for details

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