COB's Andrea Laos selected for prestigious internship with Financial Accounting Standards Board
Andrea Laos, a master of accounting student at Florida State University College of Business, has been selected for a position as a postgraduate technical assistant with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, Conn. The FASB plays a crucial role in the economy by issuing financial accounting standards that govern corporate financial reporting.
Laos will begin the year-long internship in January 2013. The Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program allows participants to become highly involved with the accounting standard-setting process and learn about the roles played by preparers, auditors, and users of financial information. Laos will have the opportunity to work on the FASB’s major agenda projects, short-term practice and implementation issues, and the post-implementation review of accounting standards and other authoritative pronouncements. Laos says she is well-prepared for the internship.
“FSU's Accounting Program has taught me the necessary technical and analytical skills required to succeed in the accounting industry,” said the Miami, Fla., native who earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from FSU. “As a master of accounting student, I've been able to broaden my understanding of accounting standards and concepts, while engaging in a challenging and driven environment among my classmates.”
With only 10 interns from around the United States chosen annually from the top accounting schools, it is an extremely competitive process to be selected for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant program stated Bud Fennema, chair of FSU’s Accounting Department. Laos is the first FSU student to be placed with the FASB program.
After completing the postgraduate technical assistant program, Laos will work for Deloitte, one of the Big 4 international accounting firms.
About the Master of Accounting program at The Florida State University College of Business
Master of Accounting students at Florida State University’s College of Business receive high-quality and rigorous instruction focused on a thorough understanding of accounting functions in the workplace. Graduate accounting classes build the quantitative, analytical and research skills accountants need to make sound business decisions. The Master of Accounting program provides students with exposure to advanced theories and topics in the field of accounting. It provides students an opportunity to pursue specialized interests and to broaden their knowledge of the accounting discipline in general. Completion of the program fulfills all necessary requirements to be licensed as a CPA in the state of Florida.