Student Accounting Association

  • Mission of Organization

    The mission of the IUP Student Accounting Association shall be to further interest in the field of Accounting through educational meetings on options within the industry, to unite all IUP students studying accounting and those interested in learning about the profession, and to provide students with the opportunity to network with potential employers.

    How to Join

    The SAA accepts all business majors and all university students who share enthusiasm and passion for the field of accounting. Membership into the organization shall be open throughout the year, and the first step to join is to attend and sign in at a meeting. To ultimately become a member, interested students must earn five membership points.

    How to Earn Membership Points

    Active membership in the SAA is not based on paying membership dues; it is based on earning membership points. Once a student earns five points, they become an active member for the current semester. In order to maintain membership in the SAA, students must continue to earn five points every semester. Points can be earned by attending the meetings and events.

    Spring 2020  Meeting Dates/Times/Topic
    All meetings are in the Eberly Auditorium unless noted.
    February 17
    5:00–6:00 p.m. Kirsten Flanagan - Friedman LLP
    March 5
    6:00–7:00 p.m.
    SFA professionals from PNC
    March 25
    TBA Raven Sams from PNC and VP of NABA
    April 9
    5:00–6:00 p.m.
    Bob Shope (Retired EY Partner, Financial Audit Advisory US Navy)

    All meetings are in the Eberly Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

    All accounting majors and minors and business majors with an interest in accounting are encouraged to attend. A student officially becomes a member by earning at least five points.

    List of Events/Activities

    • February 12, 2020 - “Meet the Accountants” Networking Night in Pitt Business, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    • April 23, 2020 - SAA Recognition Dinner, 5:00–8:15 p.m. (Rustic Lodge, Indiana, Pa)

    Member Quotes about the Value of the Organization

    “The SAA gave me connections that have helped me foster an incredible professional network that had already helped me in securing my first professional opportunity.”
    —Samantha Adams, SAA Career Day Chair 2019                                                 

    “Joining the SAA has had an extremely positive impact on my success as an accounting major. To me, the greatest benefit of joining the SAA is gaining an unparalleled number of opportunities to connect with accounting professionals every single semester. The relationship that I have been able to build by participating in the SAA have played a direct role in ensuring that I have a job lined up as soon as I graduate.”
    —Matthew DeCesare, SAA President 2019 

    Officers and Chairs
    Advisor Kim Anderson
    President Sarah Crownover
    Senior Vice President April Murdick
    Vice President Bobby Kanick
    Vice President of Finance Larry Jones
    Recognition Dinner Chair  Shelby Lowery
    Community Service Chair Samantha Weaver
    Career Day Chairs Brandon Boyer
    Special Events Chair  Ashley Knode
    Publicity Chair Sandra Shanshala
    Mentoring Chair Alexis Diehl