On April 27, some 23 accounting graduating seniors took the Ethics portion of the five-part Uniform CPA Examination on campus. Typically, students don’t have an opportunity to take part of the CPA exam to become licensed as U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) before graduation. However, Assistant Professor of Accounting Sarah Lureau arranged the Ethics exam through her professional association with the Illinois CPA Society. Because North Central and the Illinois CPA Society co-sponsored the test, students received a discounted rate. This is the third consecutive year that Lureau has arranged this opportunity for graduating seniors.
Also on that date, the Student Accounting Society hosted a presentation by Debra Hopkins, an accounting professor at Northern Illinois University and director of the school’s CPA Review Program. She gave an in-depth presentation about the CPA Exam and discussed current changes and what student can expect in preparing, studying and sitting for the exam.