Week Three — BAP Meeting and Job Opportunities (CLOSING SOON)

Wow.  What a busy start to the fall season.  It appears everything is going well.  Please let us know if you need anything.

Weekly Announcement
3rd — BAP meeting, “What to do during an interview” — Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 6-7pm (Austin 222) — 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 NOTE — if you have paid the membership fee as of week three (Oct. 15th) you will receive credit for all hours earned during the first two weeks (including Mock Interviews and office visits).  You have to turn in your hours to Sarah Gibbons gibbonss@onid.oregonstate.edu


IMA Events for Fall Term:
1. IMA Study Socials- Every monday – 6-7PM – Austin 270 – PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED – Bring your homework and an empty stomach! (These areoptional, but who’s really gonna pass up free pizza?!)
2. GROUP MEETING SPONSORED BY BAP — Georgia Pacific- Aust 222 – 6-7PM -Wednesday, October 22- Business casual
3. Benton Habitat for Humanity – Tour of their admin office/ReStore, Q&A with Executive Director, Build at a construction site! – 10AM-1PM -Saturday, October 18th
4. 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!
***Please contact Grant for further information vandykeg@onid.oregonstate.edu***

WE NEED Volunteers — Opportunities (if you are BAP member you will earn service hours for participating):

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic accounting students to volunteer at our 20th Anniversary Auction this year. We basically need to tabulators that will tab up the auction items and help with check out.  The Corvallis Environmental Center’s mission is to educate, engage and inspire people to create a healthy, sustainable community. We have three programs currently working to reach this goal: Avery House Nature Center, Edible Corvallis Initiative and Energize Corvallis.  Our 20th Anniversary Auction on October 25th is our first Auction and we are planning on a great turnout and fun event.
Please contact Diane bishopdi@onid.oregonstate.edu or Brandi bigelowb@onid.oregonstate.edu if you are interested in volunteering.  You will earn service hours for BAP if you volunteer.

This year’s event is This Magic Moment!  It will be a 50’s themed event and if anyone wishes to dress up accordingly … go for it, but it is completely optional.  I’d like to have coverage from 6:00 – 10:30 at the latest. We would need the following coverage:
1. 4 students for Data Entry  (This continues throughout the evening)
2. Date entry involves the following tasks:
3.  Entering any new Bidders not previously entered into the data base.  (This is normally minimal)
4.  Entering the winning Bidder # for all Sales.  (This begins around 6:45.  The data base is a Windows program and entries go pretty quickly for each sale)
5.  Printing Receipts at the end of the evening for the Bidders who purchased Auction Items.  (Sometimes corrections or additional sales may need to be entered at this time)
6.  2 students to file the Bidder Sheets.  (This continues throughout the evening)
7.  4 students to assist in closing the Tables in the various rooms and bringing the bidder sheets to the check-out area for data entry.  (The tables will begin closing around 6:45 and instructions for closing will be provided that evening at 6:00.)  Students closing the tables would be finished around7:30.

Job Opportunities:
**Change to job posting/searching at OSU**
OSU’s new site for finding off-site — full-time and internship opportunities.

1.  Part-time Intern.
A local CPA firm has four immediate openings for accounting interns during Fall & Winter terms. Work primarily involves administrative support including copying and assembling documents for tax returns. Sophomore and Junior accounting studens preferred, but all with accounting/tax interest or experience are encouraged to apply. Must be-detailed oriented, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Hours worked by employee are somewhat flexible; intern must work at least 12 hours per work week. Winter break availability is preferred but not required. Additional hours required during weeks and/or weekends prior to March 15th and April 15th deadlines, and spring break. Pay rate is at minimum wage.

Deadline for application is Oct. 27th by 5pm.
Please apply on Beaver Job Net (ID 2902).

2.  Georgia Pacific will be hiring between 2-4 interns for summer 2015.  Please apply on Beaver Careers (Job ID 3056)

3. Berntson Porter, Bellevue, WA- We’re Hiring! (Job ID 2579 – 2582)
Are you interested in moving to the Seattle area? We are a mid-sized accounting firm located in Downtown Bellevue, WA. We are looking to hire 4 tax staff and 3 audit staff for fall 2015 start date. We currently have 4 Beaver Alumni at our firm and are hoping for that number to grow. If interested in learning more about us? Please visit our website atwww.bpcpa.com<http://www.bpcpa.com/> or e-mail Jennifer Kane at jkane@bpcpa.com with your questions. Interested in applying? We will be posting all our positions to Beaver Careers or Beaver JobNet.

4.  Clarus Water Solutions is looking for an accounting summer intern 2015.  Please see attached flyer for details.  The flyer mentions engineering but the email from the company mentions they would like to hire an accounting intern summer (2015).

5.  OSU Staff Auditor (see attached flyer for details)
Interested in a recent graduate or possibly a Dec. 2014 graduate.

Career Information:
Just 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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