AOF accounting students head to the big apple

Academy of finance students raise their hands in a classroom Eleven students from Monticello High School’s Academy of Finance (AOF) participated in the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)’s Career Day, at the organization’s Manhattan office right in the heart of the financial district — 14 Wall Street. 

NYSSCPA invited all junior and senior AOF students who have, or are currently taking, accounting courses to attend.  Monticello was the only AOF school outside of NYC to be invited to attend. Attendees heard from current college students studying accounting, recent college grads who majored in accounting and accountants working for public accounting firms or private industry. 

The students had fun playing Accounting Jeopardy, and the highlight of the day was visiting Deloitte and Touche, a large public accounting firm located in Rockefeller Center. The students toured the office and were able to see how one of the Big 4 accounting firms renovated their office space to meet the needs and desires of millennials who tend to prefer less structured surrounding (although they still had more structured desk space for employees who prefer a more traditional setup). The students also heard from some of the employees about what life is like working for the firm.

The day also included a ride on a NYC subway to get from the financial district to Rockefeller Center and also a stroll past Radio City Music Hall and through Times Square. 

“The students had a great time on the trip,” AOF Director Susan Bahrenburg said.