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Barney Grad Student Accepted into Prestigious Governmental Accounting Standards Board Program


Posted 03/14/2014
Category: Accolades

James Bannister, Accounting Department chair in the Barney School of Business, is pleased to announce that Monica Harrison, graduate student within the Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (MSAT) program, has been accepted into the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program.

The appointment into this program is for one year and highly enhances the career opportunities for participants. This is the first time the Barney School and the Accounting  Department have placed a student in this highly prestigious program.

Harrison will join six other recent graduates from the University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Texas A&M University, Indiana University, and Colorado State University. "The chair of the department at the respective universities nominates students, but Don Warren (assistant professor of accounting) did the heavy lifting on our nomination," said Bannister. 

Students accepted into this program are assigned to major agenda projects or to short-term practice and implementation issues, depending on the need for staff assistance. Postgraduate Technical Assistants will be involved in all phases of their assigned projects, including analyzing written submissions received on documents issued for public comment, reviewing and analyzing published research, preparing memorandums on technical issues for Board members’ information, drafting due process documents, and evaluating accounting proposals of other organizations. Additionally, Postgraduate Technical Assistants will attend and occasionally participate in public Board, task force, and other meetings pertinent to their projects. 

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