Sarah Jones (BBA ’14, MPA ’15) and Yomara
Eiranova (MPA ’15) have been offered Postgraduate
Technical Assistant (PTA) positions with the
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
This is one of the highest honors for new graduates
as they get firsthand experience working with the
“The reason I am excited for this position is because
I feel it will stretch me as a professional,” shared
Yomara. “I will be learning so much, so fast, not
only about the standards themselves, but about the
process and the research behind it. The position
also places lots of responsibility on the individual.
I see it as a great opportunity to grow personally
Sarah begins her PTA tenure in June 2015 with
plans to join EY afterwards; Yomara will start
with the GASB on January 2016 before working
The GASB PTA program is a one-year term, during which the individual
becomes highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and
comes to have an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors,
and users of financial information. These positions are so well respected
that employers typically allow students to push back their employment start
date in order to take on the GASB internship.