We are extremely proud that MPA student Francisco Loredo was offered a Postgraduate Techincal Assistant (PTA) internship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), starting in January 2014. Known as “Frankie” to everyone, he has been a long time MPA student employee and a driving force behind a number of our key initiatives. He will definitely be a terrific addition to the GASB PTA team.
The GASB PTA program is for individuals who are planning a career with an emphasis in accounting. Students must be nominated by their schools accounting departments and approved by the dean or department chairperson. These opportunities are a one-year term where the individual becomes highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and comes to have in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors, and users of financial information. These postgraduate internships are coveted by accounting students and employers alike as it is impossible to gain the kind of experience you receive working for the GASB anywhere else.
We also learned that former MPA student and GASB PTA Emily Clark will be returning to the GASB this year as a Project Research Associate.
Congratulations Frankie and Emily!