Accounting Society


The mission of the Accounting Society shall be to support and promote interest in the accounting profession. 

2015 Spring Activities

A part of the mission of the Accounting Society is to educate those with an interest in accounting. This is accomplished through the following regular activities or events.

General Meeting Speakers

At each of our six or seven general membership meetings, a speaker talks about their place of business, their position in it and their personal experiences involving their day-to-day activities on the job. Students hear in detail what's expected of employees in various accounting positions. 

The spring semester's meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. on six Thursday evenings during the semester. Exact dates will be announced later. 

Other Activities

VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The 34th annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is co-sponsored by the Accounting Society with the Internal Revenue Service. Volunteers must complete training on online federal and NYS tax return preparation in order to help the elderly and low-income resident of the City of Dunkirk electronically file their federal and state income tax returns.

Business Etiquette Dinner
The 24th Annual Business Etiquette Dinner teaches attendees the appropriate behavior required in a social setting. Each year the Leadership Corp students talk to attendees regarding such topics as appropiate behavior and discussion topics at the cocktail hour, dinner and other social engagements.

Educational Field Trip
This year students will travel on the 22nd Annual Educational Field Trip. Past years have included trips to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto, the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, and the Toronto Stock Exchange. One other year students traveled to the New York Stock Exchange. 

Membership Requirements:

 1. Meeting Attendance: Anyone who attends more than one-half of the general meetings for a semester is considered an Accounting Society member.
2. VITA Volunteer: Any VITA volunteer is automatically considered an Accounting Society member.
3. Leadership position: Anyone who takes on a leadership role by coordinating an Accounting Society event (e.g., VITA, Etiquette Dinner, Sabres Game Trip, CPA Office Visit, Sample CPA Review Class Trip, etc) or by serving as an officer or chair is automatically considered an Accounting Society member.

(NOTE: Of course, number 2 and 3 look better on your résumé.)

2015 Accounting Society Officers

President: Maryellen Knaszak                    (716) 818-0985 
Vice President: Katlynn Cole                     (315) 879-4132 
Secretary: Jessica Bolsei                           (585) 978-1920 
Treasurer: Michael Williams                       (607) 329-3794 
Public Relations Chair: Katlynn Cole          (315) 879-4132 
Program Chair: Sawyer Bell                       (845) 309-9199 
Special Project Chair: Elizabeth Locke       (716) 581-2946 
Special Project Chair: Charlotte Passero    (585) 737-0937 

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Business Administration Office

E336 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3505
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