Firms in the News: May 13

Frazier & Deeter Hosts Leadership Council For College Seniors

Atlanta-based Frazier & Deeter (FY12 net revenue of $44.1 million) plans to hold its Third Annual Leadership Council on May 15 and 16 in the firm’s Atlanta office. This program provides 16 rising seniors who are completing accounting degrees with real-life experience in the many areas of public accounting.

“Frazier & Deeter is excited to bring together this outstanding group of accounting students,” says Seth McDaniel, MP of Frazier & Deeter. “We enjoy sharing the professional and cultural aspects of Frazier & Deeter with these talented young leaders.”

Topics include a “day in the life” of a staff member and the structuring of practice areas, with a focus on specialty service lines such as fraud investigation, computer forensics and process, risk and governance. This program is designed to improve leadership skills by providing a team-building activity and a learning program to understand behavioral styles.

Attendees were selected from applicants completing the accounting program at leading universities across the Southeast, including University of Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Auburn University, University of Tennessee, Rhodes University, Kennesaw State University and Clemson.


Eastern Kentucky University Wins 2014 PEAK Championship

A team from Eastern Kentucky University is the Promote and Encourage Accounting in Kentucky (PEAK) Champion. PEAK is a Jeopardy-style quiz show competition that tests participants’ knowledge of the accounting profession, as well as tough questions that appear on the Uniform CPA Exam. The competition is sponsored and coordinated by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA).

Teams of accounting students from around the state competed for a traveling trophy and bragging rights, as well as a $1,000 KyCPA Educational Foundation scholarship to each member of the winning team. Becker Professional Education partnered with KyCPA to prepare the teams for the April 25 competition in Louisville. Western Kentucky University won second place, and third place went to the University of the Cumberlands.

Other participating teams included; Asbury University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Campbellsville University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Lindsey Wilson College, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Louisville and University of Pikeville.EKU PEAK team