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West Virginia State Auditor visits accounting students

ISSUED: 18 November 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — West Virginia State Auditor John B. McCuskey came to Shepherd University to talk with students about jobs in business, finance, and accounting on November 16. Approximately 40 students attended the presentation.

Dr. Cindy Vance, chair, Department of Accounting, said students were excited to have the opportunity to meet McCuskey.

“He provided information on the opportunities that the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office provides to recent accounting graduates and those accounting/business students seeking a summer internship,” Vance said.

Both the full-time and internship positions offered by the auditor’s office have the flexibility of being remote instead of requiring students or graduates to relocate.

“The auditor’s office will also pay for a student’s advanced degree and/or certified public accountant (CPA) exam registration fees and course preparation materials upon signing a five-year contract with the auditor’s office,” Vance said. “The knowledge and experience obtained during the five-year program provides a gateway to a career in public accounting at a large accounting firm.”

Vance said she’s delighted that the auditor’s office offers this opportunity to recent graduates and current students.

“I believe the flexibility of working remotely opens the door for more students to be interested in the opportunity along with the financial incentive of being able to obtain an advanced degree and/or CPA licensure at no cost,” she said.

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