2019 Fall Events

Each fall, the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation sees thousands of high school and college students across the state.

Getting the chance to meet, advise, and inspire these future CPAs reminds us of how bright our profession's future looks.


2019 Student Networking & Casino Nights

These free programs give accounting majors the opportunity to meet with local firms, schools, and CPA Exam review providers.

Students, exhibitors, and PICPA members enjoyed networking, dinner, and casino games together!


185
college students


26
schools


39
exhibitors

 

2019 Pittsburgh Exhibitors

  • Becker Professional Education
  • Carlow University
  • Cohen & Company
  • Duquesne University
  • Goff Backa Afera Company LLC
  • Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
  • HBK CPAs & Consultants
  • Herbein + Company Inc.
  • La Roche University
  • Louis Plung & Company
  • Maher Duessel
  • Robert Morris University
  • S.R. Snodgrass PC
  • Sisterson & Co. LLP
  • Surgent CPA Review
  • UPMC
  • Urish Popeck & Co. LLC

2019 Greater Philadelphia Exhibitors

  • Becker Professional Education
  • Cabrini University MACC Program
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Drucker & Scaccetti
  • HBK CPAs & Consultants
  • Kreischer Miller
  • Maillie LLP
  • Marks Paneth LLP
  • PA Department of Revenue/Bureau of Audits
  • RKL
  • Roger CPA Review
  • S.R. Snodgrass PC
  • St. Clair CPAs PC
  • Surgent CPA Review
  • Temple University
  • The Philadelphia Phillies
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Villanova University
  • Wipfli LLP
  • Withum
  • Wouch, Maloney & Co. LLP

Casino Nights Photo Gallery

View photos from this year's events!
 

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2019 Accounting Career Days

Across the state, we host these free events for high school students and educators to hear from practicing CPAs about career opportunities in the accounting profession.


15 
college campuses


1893
students


138
high schools


90+
speakers

 

Student Survey Results

We asked students attendees if they were considering a major in accounting before (left) vs. after (right) the event.

"Yes" increased by 18.2%!

 

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We asked students attendees if they were considering a career as a CPA before (left) vs. after (right) the event.

"Yes" increased by 27.5%!

 

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After the events, 91% of student attendees indicated they had a positive perception of accounting. This number increased by 24% compared to student's perception before the events!

Only 2% of students left the events with a negative association of accounting.

How did this program impact your future goals?

"I never realized how much accountants actually do and how many jobs are available for them. I enjoy accounting class and hope to become a future accountant one day. I really liked how the student speakers explained the career center and all of the different internships they got to take before deciding what branch of accounting they wanted to enter into."


"The experience today impacted my future goals because I realized there are endless opportunities in the accounting field, as well as opportunities for other industries that can use accounting."
 

"Today's experience was truly enlightening. I was uneasy about pursing a career in accounting, but now I am sure that I will. I just applied to all of my colleges as an accounting major."


"It made an impact on the way I try to deal with the future. I'm one to admit that I don't have much self confidence, it's nice to hear a speaker tell us from experience that you shouldn't let anyone dictate what you're going to be. I take words like that to heart and let it carry me through life."
 


Accounting Career Days Photo Gallery

View photos from this year's events!
 

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Hear from keynote speaker Jonna Martin as she empowers students to believe in themselves, find their paths, and connect with others to ensure their success.

Keynote speaker Dave Magrogan shares with students how to adopt a rhino mindset and live a life of purpose and drive.
 

2019 Speakers Included Representatives From:

AdvanceMe Associates
AmeriServe Financial
BakerTilly*
Baum
BDO
Boyer & Ritter*
City of Erie
CSS
Dave Magrogan Group
Deloitte*
Deluzio & Company
Donegal Mutual Insurance Company
Drucker & Scaccetti*
East Coast Dyes
Ernst & Young*
FBI
FMC Corporation
GMS Surgent
Goff Backa Alfera & Co.
Impax Laboratories
IRS-CI
Johnson & Johnson
Kersey & Associates
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Komfort Heat
KPMG*
Kreischer Miller*
Larson Design Group
Maher Duessel*
McKonly & Asbury
McLanahan Corp. & Accounting Anex Co.
Microsoft
Mylan Corporation
PHEAA
Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue
Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board
PrimeLending
PwC
Reading Phillies
RSM US
Baum Smith & Clemens
The Gildea Group
Verizon
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
 

... and others!

          * Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Corporate Sponsor
A Fine Accounting Career vs. a CPA Career

An accounting degree is a smart choice for your future, but becoming a CPA is the best recipe for success!
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