ACCOUNTING RECRUITING WORKSHOP September 12, 2012 Tonight’s Agenda 6:00pm Enjoy Dinner 6:30pm Program Begins Introductions, Welcome, Brief Overview Kelli Cline, Moss Adams A recruiter’s Ron perspective Tilden General Career More background on careers in Public Accounting Services Staff about the recruiting process Specifics about who’s hiring and the use of “Husky Jobs” What is “Accounting Recruiting?” Who? What? September-December Why? Recruiting interns and full-time associates When? Public Accounting Firms To get a great job and explore career options! How? Through on-campus interviews and recruiting events Positions Available Paid Internships Audit, Tax, Advisory Local or Nationwide Winter 2013 or Summer 2013 Internship (fulltime) More than 1 year away from CPA eligibility (225 credits) Full-Time Professional Audit, Tax, Advisory Local or Nationwide Summer or Fall 2013 start date Will be CPA eligible by Fall 2013 (225 credits) Process Events (Now-October) Meet the Professionals Night BAP Meetings Networking Events HuskyJobs Resumes and other documents 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 Kelli Cline – Moss Adams Audit vs. Tax What are firms looking for? Resume Cover Letter Types of Experience Interview & Professional Conduct Tips Careers in Accounting Presented by Ron Tilden Careers in Accounting Your accounting degree will open the door to many different career paths! The Private Sector Companies The like Boeing, Microsoft and many more 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 The “Big 4” International Firms Deloitte KPMG PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Ernst & Young Regional Firms National Firms Moss Adams, Clark Nuber, Bader Martin, Sweeney Conrad, Peterson Sullivan, etc. BDO, Grant Thornton, McGladrey Local Firms Requirements to sit for the CPA exam View them yourself at: http://www.cpaboard.wa.gov/CertificateLicense/educat ion_requirements.shtml Generally speaking: A college degree 225 credit hours – resulting in the infamous “5th 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) Specifics about the process… Presented by Kristin Hunt UW Bothell Career Services 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 5th 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 Upload your application material Complete ALL of the tabs 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 What to wear Men: Clean and pressed suit and tie, polished shoes, black socks Women: Suit (knee length skirt or pants), panty hose (no bare legs!), minimal jewelry, no perfume, closed toe shoes, small purse Bothell Interview Dates Interviews will be held in a room off the Career Center, come to UW1 161 for your interview 10/12/12: Moss Adams 10/17/12: McGladrey 10/18/12: Deloitte 10/22/12: Clark Nuber 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! Upcoming Dates BAP Bar-b-que First BAP Meeting – Moss Adams speaking Thursday September 13th, 6pm, Blythe Park September 26th at 6:00pm Meet the Professionals October 5th; 6:00pm, Crown Plaza Hotel in Seattle $25, pay at the door DO YOU WANT TO BE A BAP LEADER? TALK TO Aaron, Wendy, or Jay You get: leadership skills, access to recruiters, resume builder, fun, and more!