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Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Hires Two Daniels Accountancy Students for Competitive Postgraduate Program

Twice each year, the Financial Accounting Standards Board—the organization responsible for establishing standards of financial accounting for all nongovernmental organizations—hires six students from across the nation into its prestigious postgraduate technical assistant program. This spring, two students from the Daniels College of Business School of Accountancy were named to the summer 2015 and winter 2016 class.

Postgraduate technical assistants fulfill a one-year term and get involved in the FASB’s accounting standards-setting process. Assistants learn more about the role of auditors and users of financial information. Candidates must be nominated by their accounting department, approved by their college’s dean, and enrolled in a graduate program in accounting. They must exhibit an outstanding academic record and possess other qualifications as well.

biznotes-alexis-tanoueAlexis Tanoue (MAcc, BSAcc 2015) and Andrew McClaskey (MAcc, BSAcc 2015) will begin their postgraduate assistantships in July 2015 and January 2016, respectively.

Tanoue graduated summa cum laude from the dual Master of Accountancy/Bachelor of Accountancy program in March 2015 after working as a teaching assistant for several quarters. She was active in Beta Alpha Psi and its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and was a peer counselor for the College’s Accounting Scholars Development Program. Tanoue interned with EY in 2014.

biznotes-andrew-mcclaskeyMcClaskey will graduate in the fall of 2015. He is the president of Beta Alpha Psi, a School of Accountancy teaching assistant and a member of the national Business Valuations Challenge team. McClaskey interned with KPMG in 2014 and was selected from over 1,000 interns to participate in a global rotation in New Zealand.

Through the years, the School of Accountancy has placed several other graduates at the FASB—most recently, alumna Danika Tibbetts in 2014.

Learn more about the FASB Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program at