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Fast Pitch: Accounting Beyond the Numbers
Are you detail-oriented? Love numbers? A problem-solver? Then majoring in accounting could be your next move. In this Fast Pitch episode, Assistant Dean Smith and Associate Professor of Accounting, Jan Williams, highlight the changes for the CPA exam starting in January 2024. They mention what the Merrick School of Business faculty are doing to prepare our students to be successful on the exam and in their careers, and remind all of us EVERY company, in EVERY industry needs a qualified accountant.

And exciting news is shared by Assistant Dean Smith, that a generous donor has added more financial assistance to our scholarship portfolio. They funded eight scholarships for undergraduate accounting majors and we are looking for new and current students qualified to earn those scholarships to enroll next semester.

Learn more about our undergraduate accounting concentration in the B.S. in Business Administration major at www.ubalt.edu/accounting.

We are offer the same quality and rigor of accounting education is important to our faculty. Our students live busy lives and now you can complete your accounting and business requirements without coming to campus with our B.S in Business Administration Accounting Concentration Completer's Option.

Jan Williams received the 2022 University System of Maryland, Board of Regents Faculty Award in Public Service. Dr. Williams works on multiple levels to promote excellence in accounting education, improve standards and policies, and diversify the profession. At the national level, from 2017-18 she served as president of the Mid-Atlantic region of the American Accounting Association. On the national level, she is serving as incoming chair of the Academic Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In Maryland, she served on Governor Hogan’s Maryland Board of Public Accountancy and was a founding member of the Maryland Association of CPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. At UBalt, Dr. Williams directs the Accounting Honors program, serves as faculty advisor to the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, and established a chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. Given that only 2% of US-based certified accounting professional are Black, her advocacy, commitment, and leadership are critical.

The Fast Pitch series provides you with a peek into the industries, activities and academic programs that Merrick School of Business supports and helps grow.
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