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Director: Lorenzo Beer
To give SIBC members the opportunity to put their ‘class-learned’ or ‘self-researched’ accounting theory into challenging real world accounting application. Members have the chance to cultivate skills to deal with accounting issues that affect the business world, while building professional relationships with corporate leaders.
Fall 2018 Projects
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 9:00pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Allie Braschler (email@example.com) and Jade Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BDO is the fifth largest accounting and consulting network in the world with over 1,400 offices in over 135 countries. BDO provides service in accounting, audit, tax, and consulting. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, BDO employs over 6,00 professionals in the US and over 67,000 worldwide. With a 9.6% yearly increase in revenue growth, BDO is continuing to expand as company and offer their high-quality service and dedication to an increasing number of clients.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 8:30pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Yifan Shi (email@example.com) and Meaghan Hanley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Comcast is the largest broadcasting and cable company in the world. The Comcast case is the only case in the accounting division where participants will be able to engage with corporate accounting, as opposed to public accounting. The project focuses on the use of private and public accounting records to determine the best option when an important business decision is faced. This is a great opportunity to see private accounting at work.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:00pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Sam Jones (email@example.com) and Eric Cao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. (Deloitte) is a UK private company with origins that date back to 1845. Now headquartered in New York City, Deloitte employs roughly 225,400 people in a network of offices located in more than 150 countries. Deloitte operates under a Swiss Verein structure; members are individual firms independent of one another. Each member firm of Deloitte is structured in accordance with the national laws, regulations and customary practices of the country it operates in. The company operates through five main service segments: auditing, consulting, tax and legal, financial advisory and enterprise risk services.
Deloitte earned revenues of around $36.8bil in 2016 and expects to see revenue growth of 4.7% annually for the next five years. Deloitte provides services to 80% of Fortune 500 companies and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in America.
Ernst & Young
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:00pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Thomas O'Boyle (email@example.com) and Brian Xie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The case will be presented to one of the Big Four firms, EY, in April. This project offers a chance to develop a better understanding for obstacles dealt with in the public accounting world as well as opportunities to enhance professional skills. Additionally, it will allow student to network with a global, highly respected firm.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 8:00pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Ryan Criqui (email@example.com) and Yanjun Wan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organizations in independent audit, tax, and advisory firms. They have offices all across the US as well as many international locations.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Shannon Falkenberg (email@example.com ) and Sam Mariani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
KPMG is a large professional service company providing three lines of service: financial audit, tax, and advisory. Headquartered in Amstelveen, Netherlands, KPMG employs 189,000 people and serves a variety of clients around the world. One of the "Big Four" Auditors, KPMG is a highly respected company providing its clients with high quality service and advice.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:30pm in DeBartolo 131
Project Leaders: Evan O'Hara (email@example.com) and Julia Corbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As the second-largest professional service firm in the world, PwC provides its clients a wide rage of services including assurance, advisory, tax advisory, strategic consulting, data & analytics, management consulting, financial advisory, and legal. With headquarters in London and offices around the world, PwC serves clients worldwide. PwC has been ranked the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years by Vault Accounting 50.