PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Development Program

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Accounting Development Program PricewaterhouseCoopers

New! The Accounting Development Program

The FICPA is proud to introduce the "Accounting Development Program". The program is a new initiative that provides community college students a glimpse of the accounting profession through this first-ever Florida residency program. It is offered through a partnership among PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Florida International University and the Florida Institute of CPAs.

The inaugural six-day, five-night intensive college residency program will be held June 6-11, 2010, at FIU in Miami. More than 60 students from 12 states representing 28 community colleges applied for the program. Only 35 students were selected; 13 are from Florida. The program was promoted nationwide to minority students who had completed their first year of college and are considering transferring to a four-year institution to earn a degree in accounting.

The program is designed to increase awareness of careers in accounting; learn basic accounting concepts, improve personal finance knowledge; and to guide the student through the process of transferring from a community college to a four-year institution.

The curriculum teaches accounting and business concepts through interactive classroom exercises, a firm site visit and a comprehensive case study where students apply concepts from all areas of accounting to which they are exposed during the week. Students will develop professionalism through participation in mock interviews, an etiquette dinner and a presentation of their case solution. They will also get to experience campus living, learn about campus resources and visit a Miami attraction.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be classified as a minority and must have completed a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 48 semester credit hours of study at a community college at the time of their participation. Though not required, a GPA of 3.0 or above is recommended.

During the program, on-site program expenses such as transportation, lodging, and meals will be provided. Travel assistance to and from the campus of Florida International University is available for those traveling. We will also provide complimentary transportation to and from Miami International Airport and the campus.

  • Less than 50 miles – no travel assistance
  • 50 to 400 miles – actual travel expenses (automobile/air) not to exceed $300
  • 400 miles or more – actual travel expenses (automobile/air) not to exceed $600

The 2010 applicants have already been selected. Please return to this web page in the future for an update on future applicant information.

For more information or questions about this program, please contact the Director of Academic Relations & Student Initiatives, Brenda Hubbard at, (800) 342-3197 (within Florida), or (850) 224-2727.