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2005 Accountancy Grad Accepts GASB Post


4/13/2006

Mark Stachnik, who graduated in December 2005 with a Master of Science in Accountancy with a Specialization in Taxation, has accepted a postgraduate technical assistant position at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in Connecticut. He will work with GASB for one year starting in July.

"I think GASB exposure will be a great experience and could help open doors for me in the future," said Stachnik in an email.

According to their website, the GASB's mission is to establish and improve the standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting so that useful information is available for individuals who use financial reports. The organization also works to educate the public to enhance understanding of reports.

GASB sponsors a postgraduate technical assistant program for individuals who are planning a career with an emphasis in accounting. The program is a one-year term, during which the assistant becomes involved with the accounting standards-setting process and comes to have an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors, and users of financial information.

"Congratulations to Mark on being accepted into this highly sought after position," said Ira Solomon, professor and head of the Department of Accountancy.

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