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2024 Accounting Information Night

The Accounting Department hosted the annual Accounting Information Night on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 7:00-8:30 pm in Locatelli Center.

The 24th Annual Accounting/A&IS Information Night, hosted by the Accounting Department, took place on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 7:00-8:30 pm in Locatelli Center. Moderated by Ryan Chew, Lead Financial Analyst at Intuit, the event showcased six distinguished alumni:

2024 AIN Panelists

  • Raymond Cheng ’15: CEO & Managing Director, Decrypt Compliance
  • Scott Clark ’07: VP Finance and Operations, K5 Global
  • Karli Endow ’19: Audit & Assurance Senior, Deloitte
  • Kristi Ikeda ’16: Accounting Manager, Williams Sonoma
  • Ricardo Martinez ’98: Audit Partner, Forvis
  • Nicole Truesdale ’10: Managing Director, Accenture
2024 AIN Full House

Accounting/A&IS Information Night drew over 170 business students and about 45 professionals from public accounting firms, professional services firms, and Silicon Valley companies. The event commenced with a panel discussion followed by engaging small group sessions with accounting professionals. We thank the following firms and professionals that graciously supported the event:

Abbott, Stringham & Lynch – Jamie Exley

Accenture – Nicole Truesdale

Armanino – Blair Taylor

Baker Tilly – Erika Shuper

BDO – Makayla Bradford

BPM – Richard Bellucci

Decrypt Compliance – Raymond Cheng

Deloitte – Brian Baer, Christine Bui, Giordano Capovilla, Shawn Choi, Karli Endow, Josh Gray, Vivien Xu

Ernst & Young – Sarah Brandenburg, Rachel Breen, Alex Ellison, Steve Maier, David Price, David Republicano, Ashley Havens

FORVIS – Trevor Coe, Ricardo Martinez, Lauren Sperbeck, Adam Travaglione

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP – Steve Baroni, Brooke Dunn, Colleen Moran

Grant Thornton LLP – Kim McCormick

Intuit – Ryan Chew

KPMG LLP – Allison Barr, Tiffany Khauv, Shruthi Thatikunta, Alexa Valentine, Vidya Maniyath, Cheyenne Mullins, Seth Young

K5 Global – Scott Clark

Lumentum – Matt Sepe

Moss Adams – Natasha Cohen, Trevor Gillespie, Destinee Powers, Tun Shit Ko, Bryan Tate

Novogradac – Jeff Nishita

PwC – Matt Kalbrosky, Elise Hulsey, DJ Wheeler, Michael Kawamoto, Krystal Lam, Lindsey Piziali, Julissa Quezada

RoseRyan – Kathy Ryan

RSM US LLP – Kevin Reagan, Doug Wat

Salesforce – Joe Allanson

Uniphore – Derek Nishikawa

Sensiba LLP – Stephanie Tsiagkas

VMware – Lydia Ku

Williams Sonoma – Kristi Ikeda

Advisory Board Members -  Lewis Chew, Jack Lazar, Bill O'Brien 

2024 AIN JA Group

Students expressed appreciation for the insights share by the panelists and found the event highly beneficial.  They particularly valued the diverse career paths represented and gained a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of the accounting profession, recognizing the importance of soft skills and critical thinking alongside technical expertise. In addition, panelist Ricardo Martinez shared the following book recommendations as good reads for all students: Mindset (Carol Dweck, 2007) and Grit (Angela Duckworth, 2016).

The event concluded with a raffle drawing, offering students the chance to win prizes generously donated by the sponsoring Accounting Advisory Board firms:

  • Armanino: $50 Amazon Gift Card – Ingrid Chou
  • Deloitte: Sharks Tickets (2 tickets for February 29, 2024, 7:30pm) - Shelsy Perez
  • EY: Sharks Tickets (4 tickets for January 27, 2024, 1:00pm) – Mayukha Sirineni, Lauren Torres, Jimena Moreno, Joey McInelly
  • Frank, Rimerman + Co.: 4 Premium Box Seats Giants Tickets - Tommy Lewis
  • FORVIS: 2 Warrior Tickets and Yeti cups – Lexi Bean
  • KPMG: 2 hours of TopGolf for 6 people and golf balls – Hudson Strauss
  • Moss Adams: Vertuo Nespresso Machine – Ingrid Sanchez Claudio
  • PwC: Apple Airpods Max - Sydney Vo
  • RSM: $100 Amazon Gift card – Olivia Westphal

Congratulations to the winners and gratitude for all the sponsors for their contributions to a successful event.

2024 AIN Raffle Winners