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.

    List of 2017–18 Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

    • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
      6:00 p.m., Eberly Auditorium
      Guest Speaker: Patrick Regan, Business Executive (former)
    • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
      6:30 p.m., Eberly Auditorium
      Guest Speaker: Sue Maloney ('85), Senior Audit Manager, Baker Tilly  
    • Monday, March 26, 2018
      Time: TBA, Eberly Auditorium
      Guest Speaker: Micaela De Benedetto ('16), Corporate Staff Accountant, NRG Energy
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
      6:00 p.m., Eberly Auditorium
      Guest Speaker: Pat Connell ('15), Audit Senior, Deloitte
    • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
      6:30–7:30 p.m., Eberly Auditorium
      Guest Speaker: Rina Irwin (alumna), CEO, Child Development Centers

    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

    • SAA Recognition Dinner: Thursday, April 19, 2018
      Time:  TBA, Rustic Lodge: 2199 Oakland Ave, Indiana, PA  15701

    Member Quotes about the Value of the Organization

    “SAA has helped me in developing an interest in finding which path I wanted to take with my accounting degree, and even giving the opportunities to network with employers at numerous events, which ended up to landing an internship (and eventual full-time offer) with PwC.”
    —Clayton Treible, SAA Vice President 2017                                                            

    “The SAA has helped me immensely both professionally and personally. I have met some of my closest friends who are accounting majors because of the SAA. I've also had the opportunity to interact with recruiters and other professionals on a regular basis. By assuming a leadership role in the SAA, I was able to develop my skills further as a young professional. All accounting majors should be SAA members. The organization is so helpful when trying to prepare for a career in the accounting field!”
    —Katie Swauger, SAA President 2017

    Officers and Chairs
    Advisor Kim Anderson
    President Anthony Maticic
    Senior Vice President Matthew Miller
    Vice President Laria Moore
    Vice President of Finance Alec Martin

    Social Media Chair Eric Simon
    Institute of Internal Auditors Adam Sudano
    Recognition Dinner Chair Sarah Smietana

    Emily Lathrop
    Community Service Chair Brianna Dalessio
    Career Day Chairs Jordan Schofield

    Kobi Eberly
    Resume Chair Kaitlin Albright
    Social Events Chair Eric Simon
    Publicity Chair

    Katie Williams

    Billy Miles
    COBSAC Chairs Catherine Connell

    Anne Katchmarchi
    Mentoring Chair Emily Sayler
    Field Trip Chair Kelly Kumetis