LAWRENCE — College of Kansas College of Enterprise scholar Carson Morrow has been chosen for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program with the Governmental Accounting Requirements Board (GASB), the unbiased group that establishes accounting and monetary reporting requirements for U.S. state and native governments.
The GASB holds this system twice a yr, choosing solely 4 college students nationwide for every of its summer time and winter cohorts. Morrow will start his yearlong assistantship in July.
To be thought-about for this system, college students should be nominated by an accounting college member and have an excellent tutorial document. Candidates additionally should show wonderful communication abilities and have accomplished coursework that gives a complete understanding of accounting concept and apply.
Final yr Luke Kennedy, a 2022 graduate, was the primary KU scholar to be chosen as a postgraduate technical assistant for the Monetary Accounting Requirements Board (FASB). Morrow’s choice marks the primary amongst KU college students for the GASB’s program.
“Carson is a tremendous individual and the primary scholar in our program to be chosen for such a prestigious alternative,” mentioned Alee Phillips, director of KU’s Grasp of Accounting program. “His expertise on the highest degree of governmental accounting standard-setting in the US will unlock new prospects for him and for future KU accounting college students.”
As a postgraduate technical assistant, Morrow will likely be extremely concerned with GASB’s accounting standards-setting course of and can be taught in regards to the roles of preparers, auditors and customers of monetary data. Postgraduate technical assistants are assigned main agenda tasks or short-term apply and implementation points, relying on wants, and attend related board and job power conferences.
Morrow is from Dodge Metropolis and obtained his bachelor’s diploma in accounting from the College of Enterprise in 2022. He’ll graduate together with his Grasp of Accounting this month.
“The College of Enterprise and accounting program each maintain a really particular place in my coronary heart,” Morrow mentioned. “With out the information, assist and steering of our unimaginable college or the camaraderie and friendship of my classmates, taking part on this program wouldn’t be attainable.”