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Global Financial Data Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2016


This summer, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley launched a new research program called the Global Financial Data Project. The program is ongoing with a team of over 20 Berkeley and other university students, and we are accepting applications to join for Fall 2016. The program is 100% online, and may be performed from the U.S. or internationally. The program is designed to provide college students with experience performing real business research geared towards the practice of statistics, consulting, finance, accounting, and economics. Attached is a flyer of the project.
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The application deadline is Oct 7. Students may apply here:

Job Opportunity: The Startup Garage Part Time Business Consultant


Startup Business Consultant
The Startup Garage is seeking a Part Time Business Consultant. This role will have the opportunity to work directly with many entrepreneurs and exciting startup businesses from a variety of industries including web and mobile, software and hardware, consumer products, brick-and-mortar retail, clothing and fashion, food products, restaurants, and more. The Startup Garage specialized in providing a full suite of services designed to help startups attract investment and get out of the “garage.” This person will benefit from learning about Startups from experienced team members, get direct experience working with clients and work in a casual beachside environment.

The business consultant will play an integral role in the development of business plans, including both the business plan writing and research, as well as the financial projection modeling. Research will be primarily focused on industry, market, and competitive research.

This role will participate in strategy meetings with the client and provide ad hoc consulting services to our clients as needed. This role will work closely with the President of The Startup Garage.

As a service-orientated company, this role will be expected to meet client timelines and expectations.
Qualification and Requirements:
– MBA or current MBA student preferred
– BA in Finance or Accounting.
– Strong understanding of and interest in business (experience with startups preferred)
– Strong business writing skills
– Strong understanding of accounting and finance with direct experience in creating financial models
– Experience in project and client management
– Advanced proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
– Skills and traits that are required to be successful in this role include: attention to detail, time and project management, pride in your work, quick learning, ability to work independently and in team environment, positive attitude, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication, and analytical thinking.

$18 – $20 per hour.

This position will start Part Time 10-20 hours per week. For the right person this has the opportunity to go full time. Work will be done in the Encinitas office.

To Apply:
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and salary requirements to We will reach out to all qualified candidates. Please do not call to inquire about the position.

Startup Business Consultant – read more about the jobthe-startup-garage-strategy-capital-growth-logo

Aug. 2nd – GEICO Career Opportunites


Geico is hosting an Open House Event for potential new GEICO recruits into our:

Internship, Claims, Underwriting, and Auto Damage Management Development Programs!

We invite you to learn about our company and the opportunities for personal growth and development that we offer.
This event will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm and will include food and a gift card raffle.*

Recruits must have the following attributes:

• College students of junior or senior status, or graduates with a college degree
• Bachelor’s Degree (business preferred but not required)
• 3.00 or higher GPA
• Leadership experience (community, academic or professional setting preferred)

*We have limited capacity and this event is first come, first serve.

We are accepting RSVP’s to until next Friday July 29th.

July 14: Panel Discussion on International Careers with the U.S. Department of State


Panel Discussion on Careers with the US Department of State

University of California San Diego, Otterson Hall (OTRSN), Room 1S114

July 14th, 6-7:30 pm

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The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. So whether advocating for women’s rights throughout the world, explaining American foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or protecting U.S. embassies from security threats, you can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State.

Please attend our panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to meet experienced Foreign Service Officers and explore student and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State.  Join Derwood (Woody) Staeben, Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination & Employment,; Stacy Saravia, Acting Consular Chief at U.S. Consulate Tijuana; and  David Bame, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEALS) to learn more about their experiences as U.S. diplomats and gain their insight into the various career opportunities with State.  Melissa Martinez, Diplomat in Residence for Southern California will moderate the panel discussion.




Union-Tribune: Report: Auditors and Accountants Are in Demand


Union-Tribune: Report: Auditors and Accountants Are in Demand   ______________________

San Diego Union-Tribune: Report: Auditors and Accountants Are in Demand

By Jennifer Davies

A recovering economy might not lift all boats but it is boosting the demand for accountants and auditors. The reason is simple: As more companies start up and already established businesses grow, there is a greater need for people who can, as they say, follow the money.

In fact, UC San Diego Extension’s recent “Emerging Careers for 2016” report, which detailed the hottest jobs with the highest growth potential for college grads, found that accountants and auditors were the 10th most in-demand job category in San Diego and the third most in-demand nationally.

Not surprisingly, an affinity for math and an obsession with reading the fine print will help you succeed in these careers. While accountants and auditors might not be considered the sexiest jobs, almost everyone — from the chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to a single person filing a tax return — needs their services.

Accountants and auditors monitor a business’s balance sheet; help clients prepare financial documents and file tax returns; offer guidance on how to comply with various financial regulations; and provide assistance on a variety of other things. To provide this type of service, accountants and auditors need to be experts in their fields and have a detailed understanding of complex laws related to taxes and finance. Generally, they need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field and many universities offer specialized programs.

But accountants and auditors are no longer merely numbers people.

Josh Maxwell, partner at Hone Maxwell LLP, said that like all fields, computer and information technology know-how is increasingly important as is an understanding of international financial rules.

“One big growth area is that of an IT auditor, which is where you are auditing the systems and processes to ensure results. With automated systems, you have to make sure the outputs can be trusted. It is a unique area where you need both IT skills and auditing skills,” he said. “Another area of growth is international tax, where new laws are causing problems for small- and medium-sized businesses.”

The projected job growth on a national level for accountants and auditors in these fields is almost 11 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is higher than most other careers.

The wages for these accountants and auditors are competitive as the median annual salary on a national level is $63,550 and the top 10 percent making as much as $111,510.

To find out more about the demand for sales representatives and to view the full Emerging Careers report, visit

Jennifer Davies is the assistant dean of external affairs for UC San Diego Extension. She can be reached at

MGT139: Accounting Information Systems – Offered Fall 2016!

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Attention Accounting Students:

Rady Undergraduate Programs will be offering a new accounting elective for the first time in the fall 2016 quarter – MGT139: Accounting Information Systems. The prerequisites for the fall quarter will be modified so that students are eligible to enroll if you are an upper division student that has completed both ECON4/ MGT4: Financial Accounting and MGT5: Managerial Accounting. (The normal prerequisites will be waived for fall 2016 quarter only).

Prerequisites = ECON4/MGT4, MGT5, and upper division standing

Important Information:

  • Earn 4 units toward CPA educational requirements!
  • Meets: Thursdays 5:00pm – 7:50pm at Rady (OTRSN 1S114)
  • Section ID: 884024
  • Instructor: Professor Johan Perols

If you are interested in taking MGT139 in the fall 2016 quarter, then reply to this email with your name and PID and request to be pre-authorized.

Why study Accounting Information Systems?

  • It’s a subject covered on the CPA exam!
  • Sought after knowledge by accounting firms
  • Makes you a competitive candidate to recruiters

What is Accounting Information Systems?

Accounting Information Systems is a system of collecting, storing and processing financial and accounting data that is used by decision makers. An accounting information system is generally a computer-based method for tracking accounting activity in conjunction with information technology resources. The resulting financial reports can be used internally by management or externally by other interested parties including investors, creditors and tax authorities. Accounting information systems are designed to support all accounting functions and activities including auditingfinancial accounting & reporting, managerial/ management accounting and tax. The most widely adopted accounting information systems are auditing and financial reporting modules. (source)

MGT139: Accounting Information Systems will cover the following key concepts:

  • Understanding of transaction cycles (e.g., sales orders and purchase orders)
  • Processing steps and internal controls
  • Developing flowcharts
  • Processing transactions in a manual accounting information system
  • Analyzing transaction data using Microsoft Excel

Undergraduate Programs
Rady School of Management
University of California, San Diego



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