The Accountancy Department and Beta Alpha Psi host an annual Beta Alpha Psi Awards Banquet to honor outstanding students in accountancy. The banquet features the presentation of awards for excellence to both MAcc students and undergraduates, and to the Accounting Alumnus or Alumna of the Year. In 2012, James D. Gottfried, ’73, 2011–2012 chair of the Ohio Society’s Executive Board (OSCPA) and former partner with Ernst & Young, was named Alumnus of the Year.
Each year, the department also invites a guest speaker as the Thomas Dickerson Lecturer to present to the department and students on the afternoon of the banquet. In 2012, we welcomed Carolyn H. McNerney who presented on the topic “Private company professional accounting engagement performance standards: state of the art and considerations for the future.” McNerney is the co-director in charge of the SS&G assurance services department overseeing audits, reviews and compilations of privately owned businesses and audits of employee benefit plans. McNerney has more than 25 years of public accounting experience having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to joining SS&G. She was recently appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board and is the immediate past chair of the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee.
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Beta Alpha Psi
Encouraging and giving recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
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