Simpson College students Zachary Ripka and Hilary Zarr received the outstanding accounting and finance academic recognition award from the Iowa FEI Chapter on April 22, 2014. The students received recognition at the 2014 college convocation, and also attended the FEI Iowa chapter meeting to receive the organization’s award.
Zarr began work at MidAmerican Energy Company in Des Moines 2 weeks ago as a tax analyst.
I have been studying for the CPA exam this past semester and will continue to study in the summer and fall. I will be taking two or three of the exams this summer in July and August. I won’t be doing anything too exciting except for beginning work and studying.
Background about the organization:
FEI has been the voice of corporate finance for 78 years, and has 15,000 members.
Our local chapter has a distinguished membership of nearly 90 professional financial executives, and has been providing quality programming and colleague fellowship to its members for 68 years, as we were founded in 1944.
Our local chapter meets monthly, providing professional development and continuing education for our membership and for guests at our meetings. Each year, we address topics in our professional field such as ethics, business and career decisions, emerging trends, technology, economics, and other aspects affecting public and private companies. As well, every year our chapter contributes to the national research foundation for FEI.
For many, many years we have enjoyed a close relationship and partnership with strategic business leaders in our community such as Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Holmes Murphy, Robert Half Management Resources, and the Davis Brown Law firm.