Accounting Society
  Fall 2016 Semester Meetings and Events

*Tuesday, September 6th: IN CPA Society Night from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in Walb Union (WU) G-08. CPAs representing both public and private accounting will discuss the benefits of becoming a CPA, membership in professional societies such as the IN CPA Society and accounting careers in general.

*Friday, September 9th: Audit Simulation conducted by Crowe Horwath from 9 AM - 2 PM in Walb Union (WU) G-08. Although this event can be attended by all students (from Freshman to Seniors), students who have completed A201 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) will be given priority if the number of students wanting to participate is greater than the number of available seats. Professionals from Crowe Horwath will help guide up to 40 students through an audit simulation with laptops supplied by Crowe Horwath.  Breakfast (donuts, fruit, coffee, etc) and lunch (from Jimmy John's) will be provided by Crowe Horwath and attending students will earn 100 Passport Points.  Students will work in teams to help learn more about what auditing is really like. We need to know how many students will be attending beforehand so you must email me at if you would like to attend.

*Friday, September 16th: IN CPA Day of Service from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with lunch TBD after. Work with Crowe Horwath, a local CPA firm, to help with a mulching project (playground and flower beds) at Swinney Park through the Parks and Recreation Department. Further details will be forthcoming. Students interested in participating must email me,, by Thursday September 8th. 25 Passport points are available for participating in this event.

*Monday, September 19th: IPFW Accounting & Finance Night from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Walb Union Classic Ballroom. Several prospective employers will be taking resumes and talking to students about current/future accounting/finance positions. This is a great networking event and a way to start building connections that can lead to job opportunities in the near future or down the road.  In addition, there were be several organizations present that can help the career development of students while in school and after graduating.  These organizations will include: IN CPA Society, Institute of Management Accountants, Becker CPA Exam Review, Gleim Publications (e.g., CPA, CMA, EA, etc.), Institute of Internal Auditors, Robert Half, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI), Co-Op Office and the DSB Advisors. 25 Passport points are available for participating in this event.   

Thursday September 29th: IN CPA Society Professional Issues Update (PIU) at the Grand Wayne Center from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  This is a free event for student members of the IN CPA Society and a great way to network with local CPAs.  The IN CPA Society President will discuss current developments in the profession.

*Monday, October 3rd: Career Paths in Accounting Panel from Noon - 1 PM in Walb Union G-08.  Hear from up to four panelist from various career paths in accounting regarding what it is really like and how to succeed.

*Indianapolis Bus Trip on Friday, November 4th: We will be visiting Lids Sports Group (a private company) and RSM US LLP (a public accounting firm).  Lids Sports Group should be of interest to both accounting and finance students.  We will hear from a panel including their CFO, SVP, Sr. Director of Finance and Payroll Manager.  RSM is one of the seven largest accounting firms in the world with multiple locations in the Indiana/Midwest area so this is an opportunity that should not be missed.  The IN CPA Society will also have presenters (representing private, governmental and/or Not-for-Profit accounting) for us while we are at RSM.  We will leave by 7:15 AM from the IPFW campus and return by approximately 6:15 PM. 80 Passport points will be earned by attending this bus trip.

*Attending one of the events with an asterisk will satisfy the "attending a meeting" requirement of becoming a member of the IPFW Accounting Society.


Take care,

Dr. Hanke

IPFW Accounting Society Faculty Advisor