Week 8 — Moss Adams on Time Management

We have an opportunity to utilize a text messaging service created by OSU COB students.  IF you sign up for the service (FREE) they will send you a text message to remind you of meetings and activities.  I use it in my classes and it is a nice feature.  If you are interested text 503.342.8192 the code BETA.  For now all you will receive is information about the weekly meetings.

Weekly Announcement
1.  BAP meeting, Moss Adams “Time Management” — Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 6-7pm (Austin Hall 226) — Food will be provided
TO JOIN BAP please complete the application at the meeting or http://www.osubap.com/officers/how-to-become-a-member/
Please turn in your hours to Sarah Gibbons gibbonss@onid.oregonstate.edu


IMA Events for Fall Term –Monday, Austin Hall 270, 6-7PM
1. PGE Tour & Blazer Game -Friday, November 21st- 3:00PM – Midnight – We will be touring Portland General Electric’s corporate headquarters and attending a Blazer game afterwords! We will be buying the tickets for any IMA Student Members who attend the game!
*** Regarding the PGE Event, we are still in need of another driver. Andrew and I will be talking to the other 317 sections and are looking for a target of about 15 students total (meaning 3 drivers).  Let me know if you guys have anybody who’s not a member that is interested in driving and we will cover their ticket to the game.

Please contact Grant for further information vandykeg@onid.oregonstate.edu

Job Opportunities:
1.  The Secretary of State Audits Division will be accepting applications for new financial and performance auditors in November (start date can be after graduation).  We are hosting an open house event on Friday, November 7th, 11:30-2:30 PM at the Oregon State Capital (flyer attached) for students to learn if this might be something they’re interesting in/
Kari E. Mott, MBA, Senior Auditor
Secretary of State Audits Division

2.  Local Internship Opportunity
A local Corvallis firm is looking for someone assistance again for this tax season.  This is an excellent (LOCAL) accounting internship opportunity.  If you are interested please contact
Ingle Associates, LLC seeks interns for tax season support. Primary duties would be assembling tax returns and scanning client data.  Some general office work would also be included and tax preparation is a possibility.  Position would begin approximately January 15.  Applicant must be available to work 20-25 hours per week until April 15th, and 40 hours during spring break week. Some weekend work may be required.  Please email resume, references and winter and tentative spring term class schedule to info@corvallisaccountants.com.  Please include “Internship” on the subject line.
Ruth A. Nelson; r.nelson@corvallisaccountants.com
Ingle Associates, LLC
2015 NW Grant Ave.
Office (541) 754-0112

3.  RusthSpires is looking to fill a  staff accountant position with potential for growth and career opportunities. In the beginning the job would entail bookkeeping, payroll and tax prep. It would also provide exposure to auditing. The hire would definitely need to be a team player. They are fairly flexible as to schedule, at least in the beginning, and are thinking a start around February possibly January. It could be part time or flex time if they were still in school until June.
Please contact:
Bryce C. Wilberger, CFE, CPA/ABV/CFF
422 South Fifth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Career Information:
So you know what the profession is thinking
From the  AICPA
How to Meet the 150-Hour Requirement
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in accounting. To obtain 150 semester hours of education, students do not necessarily have to get a master’s degree. They can meet the requirement at the undergraduate level or get a bachelor’s degree and take some courses at the graduate level. Students can also choose any of the following:
Combine an undergraduate accounting degree with a master’s degree at the same school or at a different one;
Combine an undergraduate degree in some other discipline with a master’s in accounting or an MBA with a concentration in accounting;
Enroll in an integrated five-year professional accounting school or program leading to a master’s degree in accounting.
In most cases, the additional academic work needed to acquire the technical competence and develop the skills required by today’s CPA is best obtained at the graduate level. Graduate-level programs are an excellent way to more fully develop skills such as communication, presentation, and interpersonal relations, and to integrate them with the technical knowledge being acquired.
In addition, it has been shown that students who get a graduate education have a substantially higher rate of success on the Uniform CPA Examination. Further, master’s degree holders receive starting salaries that are approximately 10 to 20 percent higher than the starting salaries of those with only bachelor’s degrees. Finally, there is evidence that promotions to manager and partner and to corporate managerial positions are increasingly going to individuals with master’s degrees.
For these reasons, leading professional organizations such as the AICPA, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy have consistently supported the 150-hour education requirement for entry into the accounting profession.

Roger Graham
Professor of Accounting
424 Austin Hall



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