The Role of the Accounting Professional


March 14, 2007
Faculty Lead: Pat Wilkie​

Feedback from advanced accounting students and the business community suggests that undergraduates do not fully grasp the broad range of activities performed by people with formal training in accounting. The "Role of the Accounting Professional in the Accounting Profession" panel exposed interested pre-Commerce accounting students to career possibilities for those with formal accounting education. The session entailed a facilitated panel discussion of accounting professionals that included Tricia Benz Daniels, Partner at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in Forensic and Dispute Services; Mary Erickson, Director of Examination Development at CFA Institute; Henry Barratt Jr., Founder and Managing Director of Blue Water Capital LLC; and Matt Yu, Associate in the Transaction Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young. An informal networking session was provided for panelists, participants, and other invited guests interested in further dialogue.