MICPA Student Members Meet Incoming AICPA Chair

by MICPA | Sep 26, 2017   ()

Sixteen student members, nominated by their professors from eight Michigan accounting schools, were inspired by a recent MICPA opportunity to learn more about the profession first-hand from Eric Hansen, CPA, CGMA, chief operation officer of BKD and incoming chair of the AICPA.

Hansen spoke about the future of the profession and indicated that as the profession evolves, CPAs will need to work closely with engineers, data analysts and various other professions who will start to play a more integral role in what CPAs manage. He also emphasized that it will be key for students to build relationships that will propel them forward in their careers.

Hansen, who serves on the Task Force on the Future of Learning, also encouraged the students to go beyond their comfort zones to gain additional knowledge and become well versed in areas outside their field.

Walsh College student Nicholas Manica said he gained a deeper understanding of the profession and the value that CPAs bring to businesses and the community. “I am excited about going into the accounting profession and plan to pursue the CPA license/designation in the near future,” he said.

Hosted at Baker Tilly offices in Southfield, students were also treated to a tour by Laurie Horvath, MICPA board member and a partner at Baker Tilly.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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