Seventy high school students from across the state of Tennessee recently gathered on the campus of Belmont University to participate in the eighth annual Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Accounting Academy. Under the direction of Dr. Del DeVries, assistant professor of accounting and information systems, and Dr. Jane Dillard-Eggers, associate professor of accounting, this free, four-day program offers students the opportunity to explore careers in accounting and learn more about the dynamic world of business. This year students met more than 50 accounting professionals, participated in an interactive team project and visited several area businesses, including Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, the Tennessee Titans practice facility, Curb Records and the historic RCA Studio B.
This is the third consecutive year the program has been hosted at Belmont University. Dr. Pat Raines, dean of the College of Business Administration, said, “The TSCPA Accounting Academy aligns with our approach to teaching by incorporating experiential methods of learning that are fun and engaging. We believe students can truly benefit from the professional experience and business contacts our faculty possess and are happy to partner with TSCPA to help students better understand the opportunities available in the accounting profession.”