Beta Alpha Psi, a very active honor society on campus for accounting, finance and computer science majors, offered its members and interested accounting students an opportunity to attend a presentation on campus by KPMG. KMPG is one of the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in the world.

Dr. Ian Burt, assistant professor of accounting, commented, “The KPMG event put on by BAP was a huge success. Over 100 accounting students attended the event showing great interest in KPMG. It is exciting to see how serious our accounting students are about their future employment.”

Representing the local KPMG Buffalo office on Nov. 9 were Ashley Bauer, audit manager, Ben DiCesare, Sarah Doucette, ’14, audit associate, and Sam Guyett. They spoke about the do’s and don’ts of interviewing for a position with KPMG. The evening also provided a networking opportunity after the presentation. Not only did the students receive advice on how to prepare for an interview, but they also were able to speak one-on-one with accounting professionals gaining insight on what it was like to work for KPMG.

Dr. Burt remarked, “Niagara is making a concerted effort to increase exposure to the big four accounting firms. This event is one way we are improving our relationship with the big four to expose our students to more opportunities and to show the big four that Niagara accounting students have a lot to offer them.”

Matt Peterson, a senior majoring in accounting and vice president of Beta Alpha Psi, noted, “I find it extremely important to expose students to as many opportunities as possible, and I believe that opportunities at KPMG are some of the best. I think that our members and pledges truly benefited from this event, and I hope that KPMG will continue to expand its presence at Niagara University.”

At the conclusion of the event, students were provided with pizza and refreshments compliments of the College of Business Administration.