Accounting Program Activities
The academic year begins with a golf tournament in September for networking with alumni, faculty, and recruiters in an informal setting.
Fall Recruiting Schedule
Interviews for opportunities in public accounting take place in October. The Accounting Club coordinates the on-campus presentations and interviews conducted by these firms.
Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Competition
The Deloitte FanTAXtic competition is an educational program for students from some of the nation's top accounting and tax programs and is a chance to gain real-world experience through participation in a unique interscholastic competition. Fisher has won the North East Region competition, as well as placed in the national competition, ranking in the top ten teams nationally.
The regional qualifying competition is a full-day competition that takes place in Boston during the fall semester. The national competition is hosted at Deloitte University, a state-of-the-art learning and leadership development center in Dallas, Texas.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition
In November, teams of Fisher accounting students compete in the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Tax Competition. Since 2002, the competition has grown to include 85 schools, 35,000 participants, and nearly $3 million in prize money awarded. Students work on a hypothetical tax problem, which they present to a panel of PwC partners from the Rochester office to exhibit their critical thinking, communication skills, teamwork, and time management.
The Accounting Club seeks to promote a better understanding of the accounting profession and to provide career growth through networking opportunities with potential employers, as well as other students with similar career goals.
The Accounting Club organizes monthly meetings to host Rochester professionals from the field, discuss new tactics emerging in the accounting industry, and provide networking opportunities to students. Past speakers have included Jim Marasco of EFP Rotenberg [topic: forensic accounting] and Natalie Kinslow of Gatehouse Media [topic: Internal Auditor (IIA)].
The Accounting Club is active with a variety of volunteer and social activities for the Easter Seals Foundation, Camp Good Days and Special Times, and various United Way organizations.
Tutoring is available throughout the semester to students in need. If you are having trouble in a class, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate faculty member first. However, on weekends or evenings when faculty members are not available, upper-class accounting majors conduct additional tutoring. Accounting tutors are located in Salerno 125 and an up-to-date schedule is published on the door.
Involvement with Professional Organizations
All students are encouraged to attend monthly meetings of various professional accounting organizations in Rochester. Fisher students serve on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Accountants and New York State Society of CPA Candidates.
Note: Special student membership rates are available for a majority of the following business organizations.