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MAcc student eager for post-graduate opportunity at FASB

Published: 2014-04-28

The latest in a tradition of distinguished Accounting Honors students at Fisher is getting ready for a prestigious opportunity. Tyler Kennedy, BSBA ’13/MAcc ’14, has been named a Postgraduate Technical Assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and will begin working there this summer.

Kennedy was one of 12 students nationwide selected for the coveted appointment. Since his sophomore year at Ohio State when he heard alumnus Robert Sledge (BSBA ’05/MAcc ’06) talk about his experience at the FASB, Kennedy set his sights on accounting and the opportunity to work at the Connecticut-based organization.

“I remember being so impressed by him as a person and the things he talked about doing that I’ve been dying to get the appointment ever since,” Kennedy said of Sledge. “I was honored just to be given the opportunity to interview. To actually have gotten the position is great.”

Kennedy is the second consecutive Accounting Honors students to earn an appointment with the FASB. Steve Winick, BSBA/MAcc ’13, will complete his one-year term in June.

“Fisher has a great accounting reputation that I’m fortunate and proud to be a part of,” Kennedy said. “My desire to be at the FASB was a big motivator in the path I took. I’m thankful I had something to push myself toward. I couldn’t be happier.”