Student Accounting Society
Are you building a career in accounting?
Learn about potential career paths and gain access to networking opportunities and related professional relationship building. Participate in or attend seminars and workshops to meet professionals from all areas of accounting and explore career options.
The Student Accounting Society offers these activities and events:
- IRS VITA Program
- Ice Cream School Year Kickoff
- Adrian Project - IRS event, real life fraud situations
- Etiquette Dinner - Teaching and promoting good etiquette for professional events
- The Fork's International Horse Trials
- Annual Fraud and Forensic Conference
- Annual Fall Social Networking Event
- Annual Spring Social Networking Event
When you join SAS, you will make valuable connections with:
- IMA (Institute of Managerial Accountants)
- ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
If you’d like to volunteer, you can get involved with either of the following two opportunities:
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
The VITA program is sponsored by the IRS and offers free income tax assistance for households with incomes of $50,000 or less. Specifically, you help participants complete their income taxes, file them and provide an estimated date that their refund will arrive. (You will need to get IRS certified in certain levels of income tax preparation before you can do this, so talk to your advisor about how to get certified.)
Cost Project with the Small Business Center
This project provides an opportunity for the cost accounting class to work directly with clients from the Small Business Center in Albemarle, N.C. You gain invaluable, real-world experience that most people only get after graduation. In turn, the client has an opportunity to form a partnership with a knowledgeable group of students and learn about financial aspects of investing in a small business. Over the course of the project, the class meets with the client and creates a business plan and financial forecasts to help the client decide if s/he should start their own business.
If you join the Student Accounting Society, you’ll gain valuable accounting experience, network with potential employers and get to know what it’s actually like to work in the field of accounting. Don’t miss out!
Student Accounting Society Advisor
Student Accounting Society Officers