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SPSU to host accounting conference

SPSU to host accounting conference

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On Wed., March 21, the SPSU Accounting Club and the Department of Business Administration will host the 2012 SPSU Accounting Conference, open to all SPSU students, as well as students from other institutions in Georgia. The main goal of the event is to promote awareness and spark interest in the accounting field.

The conference will be held in the Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, and will cost $25 for general registration ($10 for those with student IDs). Free parking and lunch will be provided.

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with a resume review, followed by a panel discussion on careers in accounting, including a review of opportunities that extend beyond being a certified public accountant (CPA). The panel will consist of members of The Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Construction Financial Management Association.

Following lunch, a keynote speaker from Becker Professional Education will outline the requirements for earning the CPA designation, as well as the roles played by and responsibilities of being a CPA. Then, a case competition will present a scenario related to business ethics developed by accounting programs Coordinator Dr. Donald Ariail. Awards will be presented for the most creative solutions to the case.

For more information about the conference, contact SPSU Controller Arthur Vaughn at ext. 3282 or