MPA Weekly http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly News You Can Count On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/?v=3.8.1.1 FT Forensics Opportunity with PwC Starting Fall 2015 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/ft-forensics-opportunity-with-pwc-starting-fall-2015/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/ft-forensics-opportunity-with-pwc-starting-fall-2015/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:08:22 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8683 The following government position is currently available. To apply, email Sarah Trepagnier at sarah.trepagnier@us.pwc.com with your resume and interest in the position.

Department: Advisory
Position: Core Forensics Associate
Location: Houston
Description: The Advisory Forensic Services practice provides financial, forensic, economic and statistical services to companies and their attorneys involved in litigation, arbitration, mediations and corporate investigations. We recognize that no single professional is right for all issues. To help a company with its specific needs, we pull together a specialized team from our national and global network of professionals who are leaders in their fields including analysts, actuaries, accountants and fraud examiners. We are prepared to offer guidance and assistance on claims processing, serve as expert witnesses, conduct fraud and forensic investigations and develop value-preserving solutions for companies experiencing weakening performance.

In particular, we help clients with corporate investigations, forensic technology solutions, complex commercial litigation, economic analysis, insurance issues, environmental, construction and government contract disputes. We also investigate fraud and related financial issues during bankruptcy and business reorganizations. By effectively examining the issues and communicating our findings, we work with our clients to make intelligent, informed decisions whether in the boardroom or in the courtroom.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, provided that the candidate has demonstrated the required minimum number of hours for CPA licensure per respective state regulations

Graduation Date: by August 2015

Job Duties: Forensic Associates in the Advisory Practice will play an integral role by supporting the financial, forensic, economic and statistical services provided to clients.

The selected individual(s) for the role must be able to demonstrate some proven knowledge and skills within the following areas:

  • An interest in all aspects of Forensics, as well as a desire to pursue a career in consulting.
  • Abilities as team member; building solid relationships; communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.
  • Research and analysis of technical matters, while utilizing problem-solving skills. This includes the analysis of large and complex data sets, demonstrating an aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, using the standard suite of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to execute related deliverables.
  • Utilization of effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients in a professional setting.

The selected individual(s) for the role must be able to demonstrate some proven knowledge and skills within the following areas:

  • An interest in all aspects of Forensics, as well as a desire to pursue a career in consulting.
  • Abilities as team member; building solid relationships; communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.
  • Research and analysis of technical matters, while utilizing problem-solving skills. This includes the analysis of large and complex data sets, demonstrating an aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, using the standard suite of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to execute related deliverables.
  • Utilization of effective written and verbal business communication skills when interacting with team members and/or clients in a professional setting.

Job Requirements: Demonstrates flexibility and desire to travel, as client assignments require. Professionals in PwC’s Public Sector practice are subject to a government security investigation and may need to meet related eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

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Invitation to KHE Career Events http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/invitation-to-khe-career-events/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/invitation-to-khe-career-events/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:05:44 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8689 Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) Career Services would like to invite all MPA students to KHE career workshops, panel presentations, information sessions, and career fair.

KHE Networking Event
Date: October 1
Location: BEL 1005 Student Lounge
Website: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/edservices/career/events/4758/
Pizza will be served.

KHE Job and Internship Fair
Date: October 15
Time: 11 am – 2:30 pm
Location: BEL 628
Website: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/edservices/career/events/khefairstudent/
Appetizers will be available.

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

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Lost Sweater! http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/lost-sweater-2/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/lost-sweater-2/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:29:55 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8696 A sweater was left at Industry Night, room UTC 3.134. Please come pick it up in the MPA Program Office (GSB 4.112C).

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Apply TODAY: FT Opportunity with BofA Merrill Lynch http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/apply-today-ft-opportunity-with-bofa-merrill-lynch/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/29/apply-today-ft-opportunity-with-bofa-merrill-lynch/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:29:37 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8694 BoA has just reopened the following opportunity in OCR specifically to attract MPA candidates. (It was previously open to BBAs only.) Since the on-campus interview date is approaching soon, the company asks that you apply by Monday, September 29.

Company: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Position: FT – Global Banking & Markets Risk – Credit Analyst Program (49337)
Location: Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA
Drop Deadline: Monday, September 29
Interview Date
: October 8
Description: The Global Banking & Markets Risk – Credit Analyst Program is part of the Global Banking & Markets Credit Risk team that is responsible for originating and underwriting debt financing solutions for large corporate and financial institution clients managed by the Bank of America’s Global Banking & Markets (GBAM) client team. As a core member of the client team, Credit Risk partners with groups across Global Banking & Markets including Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Syndicated Finance, Risk Management, Treasury Management, and Global Markets to drive revenue growth while maintaining appropriate risk disciplines specific to GBAM’s corporate credit portfolio.

Credit Analysts work with clients operating around the globe and with teams in the following industry sectors: Consumer & Retail, Gaming, Global Industries, Healthcare, Insurance/Specialty Finance, Media & Telecom, Natural Resources, Restaurant Franchises & Beverage, Sports, Financial Sponsors, Technology and Financial Institutions, including Banks, Broker/Dealers and Asset Managers.

Submitted by Jenny Tseng

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Career and Internship Fair http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/career-and-internship-fair-2/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/career-and-internship-fair-2/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:38:30 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8661 The Liberal Arts Council and the Liberal Arts Career Services are holding a Career & Internship Fair.  It is open to all majors.

Professional Dress Required

October 8, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Texas Union Ballroom

More information can be found in their flyer.

 

 

Submitted by Alyssa Hamilton

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Suicide Prevention Week 2014 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/suicide-prevention-week-2014/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/suicide-prevention-week-2014/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:33:46 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8678 When: September 22-26

Contact: Marian Trattner (Suicide Prevention Coordinator) at mtrattner@austin.utexas.edu or (512)475-6962

Free t-shirts and food at all events (while supplies last!). All events are free and open to the public.

Suicide is considered to be the second leading cause of death for college students. That’s why the Counseling and Mental Health Center is organizing UT’s annual Suicide Prevention Week (September 22-26). This week is focused on raising awareness about suicide and engaging students, faculty and staff in suicide prevention. All are urged to recognize when their student or friend is thinking about suicide and connect them with the help they need. Throughout the week, 22 campus departments and organizations are promoting interactive programs as a call to action to prevent suicide within our campus community.

For a full schedule of the week’s events and a complete list of counseling and mental health resources available to students, visit cmhc.utexas.edu 

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Headshots Now Online http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/headshots-now-online/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/22/headshots-now-online/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:32:28 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8674 The individual photos that were taken during the MPA Orientations have been loaded to the McCombs student and alumni directory, which can be found in the McCombs Online Resources (MOR):

https://acsprod.mccombs.utexas.edu/mor/

After you log in with your UT EID go to “Search the McCombs Directory” if you wish to locate students or alumni.

If you have any questions, please contact MPAOffice@mccombs.utexas.edu.

Submitted by Jo Chauvin

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2014 AICPA Accounting Competition http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/18/2014-aicpa-accounting-competition/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/18/2014-aicpa-accounting-competition/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:23:51 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8671 This year’s competition is going to be more rewarding than ever-with three top team awards of $10k. The 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition is your shot at showcasing your managerial accounting skills and presenting your proposed strategy in Washington, D.C.

Who can compete?  The 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition is open to currently-enrolled undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges, community colleges, and universities in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and/or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What are the awards? Each of the three finalist teams will score $10,000 for themselves, and compete for cash for their college. The campus awards are $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third.

Entries are due September 29, 2014

First Round Call for Entries: August 18 – September 29
Now you and your team create, in an executive summary of 1,000 words or less (double-spaced, please), a recommendation for Humble Pies (check out the full case document once you’ve registered for all the details).

For more details, check out the competition website: ThisWayToCPA.com/3Times10k

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MPA Industry Night http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/18/mpa-industry-night/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/18/mpa-industry-night/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:06:57 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8667 Industry Night

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Austin CPA Chapter Scholarships http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/17/austin-cpa-chapter-scholarships/ http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/2014/09/17/austin-cpa-chapter-scholarships/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:55:06 +0000 http://blogs.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa-weekly/?p=8645 The Austin CPA Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants offers scholarships to accounting students who are junior, senior or graduate students, who have a 3.0 GPA or better, have completed the Intermediate I course and who intend to become a Texas CPA.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2500.

Application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Submitted by Jo Chauvin

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