Presentation on theme: "ACCOUNTING RECRUITING WORKSHOP September 11, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
ACCOUNTING RECRUITING WORKSHOP September 11, 2014
Tonight’s Agenda Introductions, Welcome, Brief Overview Deborah Medlar General background on careers in Public Accounting Career Services Staff More about the recruiting process Specifics about who’s hiring and the use of “Husky Jobs” Preparing for interviews Q&A with Recruiters: Jennifer Kane (Bernston Porter) & Lizzie Rahm (Clark Nuber)
Presented by Deborah Medlar Careers in Public Accounting
Careers in Accounting Your accounting degree will open the door to many different career paths! The Private Sector Companies like Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft and many more The Government and Not-for-Profit Sectors The State Auditor, IRS, various regulatory agencies, etc. Public Accounting This is the topic of today’s workshop The recruiting process for public accounting is very structured and it happens very early in the year (now!)
Public Accounting Firms Provide specialized accounting services to their clients (let’s discuss briefly the difference between publicly held companies and private companies): Annual Audits: Of their financial statements Of their system of internal controls (new with SOX) Tax Services Consulting Services Although such services were severely curtailed by SOX
Various sizes of public accounting firms Local Firms: Clark Nuber, Sweeney Conrad Berntson & Porter, Bader Martin, Falco Sult Peterson Sullivan RH2
Various sizes of public accounting firms The “Big 4” International Firms Deloitte KPMG PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Ernst & Young National Firms BDO, Grant Thornton, McGladrey Regional Firms Moss Adams, Clifton Larson Allen,.
Public Accounting Recruiting Who? Public Accounting Firms What? Recruiting interns for summer and a few winter jobs and full-time associates to start mostly NEXT Summer When? September-December Why? To get a great job and explore career options! How? Through on-campus interviews and recruiting events
Positions Available Audit, Tax, Advisory Local or Nationwide Winter 2015 or Summer 2015 Internship (full- time) More than 1 year away from CPA eligibility (225 credits) Audit, Tax, Advisory Local or Nationwide Summer or Fall 2015 start date Will be CPA eligible by Fall 2015 (225 credits) Paid InternshipsFull-Time Professional
Process Events (Now-October) Meet the Professionals Night BAP Meetings Networking Events HuskyJobs Resumes and other documents Upload NOW! Deadlines begin in early October On-Campus Interviews (October) Occur in Career Services (UW Seattle & UW Bothell) throughout mid-October
Process (Continued) Second Round Interviews (October-November) Interviewing at the firms office Offers (November-December) Usually out by mid-November, varies by firm
Process (Continued) Audit vs. Tax What are firms looking for? Resume Cover Letter Types of Experience Interview & Professional Etiquette Tips
Requirements to sit for the CPA exam View them yourself at: http://www.cpaboard.wa.gov/CertificateLicense/educat ion_requirements.shtml http://www.cpaboard.wa.gov/CertificateLicense/educat ion_requirements.shtml Generally speaking: A college degree 225 credit hours – resulting in the infamous “5 th year” The 180 day provision may be relevant to many people 36 credit hours in accounting, of which 22.5 must be “upper level” (Our program achieves this) 36 credit hours in general business courses (Our program achieves this)
Presented by Evan Carman UW Bothell Career Services Specifics about the process…
How it works… Prepare your application materials Apply for positions online via HuskyJobs and company websites Receive invitations to interview Sign-up for interview times Prepare your interview outfit Interview on-campus (Seattle or Bothell) Interview on-site Receive your offer(s)!
Prepare Your Application Materials Make sure to include on your Resume… GPA Graduation Date CPA Eligibility Beta Alpha Psi involvement Leadership positions For your Cover Letters… Address which position you are applying for Address how you plan to complete your 5 th year requirements (ie – when will you be CPA eligible?) Make an appointment and come to the Career Center to have your resume and cover letter reviewed!
Apply via HuskyJobs Log-in Set up your profile Complete ALL of the tabs Upload your application material Resume, cover letter, transcript, occasionally writing sample Apply for OCI (on-campus interview) positions When applying, you can select what application material to include with each application All of the firms will also ask you to apply via their website as well. YOU MUST DO BOTH.
Interview Invitations At the end of the resume drop period, the employer will review applications If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified via email as well as in HuskyJobs On the date interviews open, you will be able to select an interview time Keep in mind that SOME of the interviews will be at the Seattle campus Leave enough time for parking and finding your way, 1.5 hrs is suggested
Preparing for your Interview… Resources Make an appointment for a practice interview Learn about the Elevator Speech Visit www.uwb.edu/career
Preparing for your Interview… What to wear Men: Clean and pressed suit and tie, polished shoes, dark socks Women: Suit (knee length skirt or pants), panty hose (no bare legs!), minimal jewelry, no perfume, closed toe shoes, small purse What does this look like? Please see handout
Bothell Interview Dates Interviews will be held in a room in the Student Success Center. Come to UW1-160 to check in. 10/8/14 Moss Adams 10/10/14 Peterson Sullivan 10/16/14 Vine Dahlen 10/17/14 Clifton Larson Allen 10/20/14 Clark Nuber 10/21/14 Bader Martin 10/22/14 Rekdal Hopkins Howard 10/23/14 Bernston Porter 10/24/14 McGladrey
Beta Alpha Psi National honorary accounting society Requirements: 3.0 GPA; Cumulative and upper level accounting Significant service hours (community service and professional development) All students are welcome to attend the meetings. October meetings will have speakers from accounting firms talking about careers in public and private sector Note on the sign in sheet if you are interested in BAP THIS IS YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK AND FIND A JOB! BUT BETA ALPH PSI HAS LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND RELATED OBLIGATIONS, SO DON’T JOIN JUST FOR THE NETWORKING!
Upcoming Dates Presentations will be held in the Discovery Hall Building. Come to DISC-162 to check in. 09/24/14 Falco Sult 09/29/14 Moss Adams 10/01/14 McGladrey 10/06/14 Peterson Sullivan 10/08/14 RH2 (Rekdal Hopkins Howard) 10/13/14 CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) 10/27/14 Bader Martin 11/05/14 Sweeney Conrad 11/17/14 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)