Firms Visit Campus to Promote Accounting and Meet Students

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The South Dakota CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Society hosted its annual accounting showcase this month on the University of South Dakota campus.

More than 170 USD Beacom School of Business students attended the Sept. 7 event to learn more about the diversity of job opportunities available in the accounting field. Ten companies with offices in South Dakota promoted the accounting profession with expertise in private, public, governmental and nonprofit accounting.

Business students from their freshman year through graduate programs were invited to attend. The showcase highlights the impact accountants can make in their professional field. “Our faculty are grateful that the state society willingly shares information about diverse career opportunities with our students who are trying to decide on a career path,” said Tom Davies, accounting chair.

Companies in attendance included Eide Bailly LLP, RSM US LLP, Brandt Solomon & Anderson LLP, Williams & Co. PC, ELO Prof. LLC, KWB LLC, Beck & Hofer Construction Inc., 1st Financial Bank USA, Great Western Bank and Dorsey & Whitney Trust Co. LLC.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News