NYSSCPA to hold student event in Rochester

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The New York State Society of CPAs’ Rochester Chapter will hold its World of Accounting event on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Five Star Bank Plaza in downtown Rochester.

The one-day event will host local high school students to learn about the numerous career opportunities in the accounting profession. This year's event will feautre panel discussions and the chance to speak with local college students, accounting professionals and members of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Scott Adair, president of NYSSCPA’s Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees, will also speak with students about the profession and the Moynihan Scholarship Fund, which provides opportunities for New York high school and college students through the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program and the Excellence in Accounting Scholarships program.

The COAP program is a three- to five-day college program to increase diversity within the profession, while the Excellence in Accounting Scholarships program provides annual financial aid to eligible college accounting students enrolled at a New York state college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“As president of the Moynihan Scholarship Fund Board ... it is truly my honor to be providing these opportunities to our young people all while furthering the desire of [David] Moynihan, who was a champion of providing educational opportunities to young adults, whether in high school, college or just beginning their professional careers,” stated Adair.

For more on the Moynihan Scholarship Fund, head to NYSSCPA's site here. For more on NYSSCPA's Rochester Chapter, head to its site here.

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