College of Business to hold Meet the Accountants program Nov. 18

November 18, 2015 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak



The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation will host a Meet the Accountants event Wednesday, Nov. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Driscoll Alumni Center Auditorium.

The event, open to all UT students as well as the public, will enable attendees to learn about a career in the accounting profession from several partners and senior leadership at many of the area’s major accounting firms.

“Accountants work as financial consultants who help their clients or employers find creative solutions to business problems. Accountants provide the necessary information and analysis companies need to become more effective and efficient, and perform a wide range of services, requiring a broad-based skill set,” explained Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby, professor and chair of the UT Accounting Department.

“UT’s accounting program gives students the skills and experiences to become certified public accountants (CPAs) or work in private or governmental accounting, and our accounting graduates have traditionally had a CPA exam pass rate well above most public universities in Ohio,” he continued. “Furthermore, students graduating with accounting degrees have the highest average entry-level salaries of any major within the College of Business and Innovation.”

Participating in the Nov. 18 Meet the Accountants event will be Chris Schilling, director, global audit, Owens-Illinois Inc.; Des McCloskey, manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Brendan Karchner, auditor, Ernst & Young; Jaimee Weaver, tax partner, Gilmore Jasion Mahler; Colin McHugh, in-charge auditor, Rehmann Robson; Cathy Sheets, tax partner, Plante Moran; Kurt Manz, board member, Northwest Ohio Institute of Internal Auditors; Bob Falk, principal, Weber O’Brien Ltd.; Scott Earls, partner, UHY Hacker Young LLP; Mike Hanf, partner, DHC; Laura Martin, account manager, Becker.