UWASA was proud to host Jeffrey Gilbert from OAG, as the first speaker of our Seminar Series, who brought an exciting outside-the-classroom perspective from his work in Forensic Accounting.
In his first session, Jeffrey animatedly expressed what it means to investigate fraud. How can we really tell if an error was a true accident, or if it was caused with malicious intent? What different forms can these errors appear in? As simple as stealing goods from a grocer, to the manipulation of financial records, Jeffery highlighted how a critical thinking approach can be taken to finding the cause. In addition, internal control methods to prevent the likelihood of fraud were discussed.
Ethical dilemmas was the heated topic of his second lecture. Jeffrey presented several small case examples in an open floor discussion, where all sides of fraudulent behavior were analyzed. Eager to answer our questions, Jeffrey explained multiple viewpoints, with the ultimate result being there is no clear right or wrong answer. Real world examples showed that accounting in today’s world is not just crunching numbers, it is looking at facts and turning them into practical advice.
A phenomenal conversationalist, Jeffrey left the students eager to learn more, and recognized Forensic Accounting as an interesting area for students to consider a career.
For more information on our upcoming speakers in the Seminar Series, Click Here!
This Monday, September 12, 2016 UWASA is bringing you Student Connect! This event is FREE for all students so make your way over to Plug-In at the Buhler Centre between 5:00pm – 6:15pm to check it out! For more details about this event please visit our events page: http://uwasa.ca/events/event/studentconnectfall/
Contact us if you have any questions by going to the Contact page!
The University of Winnipeg Accounting Students’ Association (UWASA) would like to welcome all new and returning students for the upcoming academic year. To kick things off, your ASA Team will have an Info Booth setup in the Buhler Centre (Main Floor) September 6th & 7th, and on the front lawn September 8th.
New to the University? Scared of meeting new people? No worries, we are one step ahead of you. Our Co-President, Andrew, is a Student Ambassador and you most likely meet during Orientation Week.
Come visit us! We may just have some Starbucks Coffee to get you settled in for the semester. Did we mention that we are having a prize draw as well?
Questions? This is a great time to ask them in person or reach out via email through our Contact page.
Welcome to the grand opening of the University of Winnipeg Accounting Students’ Association’s official website. Here you will be able to find up to date information on all the latest events, resources, and sponsors who support us.
Expect regular posting about the industry, university life, and updates on the association and events that occur.
While you are here please take a look at some of the events coming up in the next two months.
If you are in need of resources or advice, please check out the helpful links, or even send us an email.