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TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary provides programming and activities for students in the Houston area who are interested in a career in accounting.

The Auxiliary programs cover a variety of topics and have included discussions on big data, soft skills, alternative career paths, cybersecurity careers in industry audit and tax. The programs are developed and moderated by fellow students from local universities. 

2019-2020 Student Auxiliary Officers

Nhu Le

President

University of Houston

Fengying Dong

Vice President of Campus Relations

University of Houston Downtown

Reuben Kurian

Vice President of Development

University of Houston

Sara Sharma

Vice President of Marketing

University of Houston

Vincent Gonzales

Vice President of Operations

Lone Star College

Christine Nguyen

Vice President of Operations

University of Houston

Calendar of Events

All events are at TXCPA Houston's offices unless otherwise noted.

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: 777 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 500/ Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-622-7733

Enjoy dinner, networking, and free parking

Register at www.HoustonCPA.org or email students@houstoncpa.org

Download the TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary 2019-2020 event schedule.

TXCPA Houston Student Auxiliary

Saturday, January 4 - Excelling in Excel

Excel is everywhere you look in the business world. It’s one of those platforms you can’t avoid in the accounting world. Come to our workshop and refresh your skills to efficiently navigate and manage multiple spreadsheets in a workbook, optimize your worksheets using templates, graphs and formulas, and design simple-to-complex formulas using Excel functions.

Friday, January 31 - Advisory Panel -  What else is out here? Please advise.

These days businesses want services beyond accounting, auditing, and compliance. They want a true advisor—someone to help guide their financial future and evaluate all different types of transactions. So, should you keep your career on a traditional accounting or auditing path, or should you move to a job with more of an advisory function? What exactly is advisory? What are your career options in advisory? Is it the best option for you to move up in your career? 

Friday, February 7 - Debt Detectives - The forensic & Litigation Services

Forensic accountants inhabit a cloak and dagger corner of the accounting world. It is a growing area of practice in which the knowledge, skills, and abilities of advanced accounting are combined with investigative expertise and applied to legal problems. Learn more about what forensic account is, does and how can you build your career in forensic and litigation.

Friday, February 28 - “Account Me Out”- Alternatives to Public Accounting

While tax or audit is the most common question you will hear, there are more career options for the accounting major outside public accounting. Hear from our professionals what exciting non-public accounting career opportunities are out there for you. 

Friday, March 27 - Energy Panel

Oil and gas operations have some of the most unique accounting issues found in any industry. Topics unique to O&G Accounting include the successful efforts method, full cost method, reserve reporting, the unit of production method, severance taxes, take-or-pay arrangements, transfers of mineral interests, and joint interest accounting, as well as industry-specific controls that should be installed.

Friday, April 17 -  Data Analytics Panel

You hear a lot that mastering data analytics makes you a more valuable accountant. But why? And what does data analytics have to do with accounting? How can you become more data-savvy? Join our event to find out .

Click here to register for events.

TXCPA Houston on a Campus Near You

TXCPA Houston visits several campuses throughout the year. This fall, we attended Career Fairs at the following campuses:

Sam Houston State University - September 17

The University of St. Thomas - September 19

Texas Southern University - September 26

Houston Baptist University - October 8

 

If your school is hosting a career fair or other event, you would like us to be on campus email students@houstoncpa.org.

Benefits of Membership

Accounting Scholarships

  • Members may apply for TXCPA Houston accounting scholarships! Download 2019 Scholarship Application. Applicant must be an accounting major entering their senior year at an accredited four-year college or university, a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in an accredited program, or those seeking the additional 30 hours of education to become eligible for a CPA license in Texas.

Other Benefits

  • Membership in the third largest chapter in the US at a greatly reduced dues rate.
  • Eligible to serve on committees with prospective future employers.
  • TXCPA Houston is not just for your school, but for every college and university in the Houston area.
  • Access to employment opportunities and RESUME POSTING at the TXCPA Houston Career Center.
  • A great addition to your resume.
  • Student members majoring in accounting may be eligible to win one of four $250 tuition/book reimbursements.
  • Our members save money on many CPA Exam review courses, including a $300 savings from Becker CPA Review.
  • Receive TXCPA Houston’s Forum and TXCPA’s publications, Today's CPA and Viewpoint, keeping you up-to-date on TXCPA and the future of the profession.