SC Annual Student Outreach Luncheon | J1151116

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November 10, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sacramento Area
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The CalCPA Student Outreach Committee would like you to mark your calendars for this year's Annual Student Luncheon to be held on Thursday, November 10 at the Sac State Alumni Center. This luncheon is a wonderful forum in which CalCPA members reach out to students and share their professional experiences, as well as provide information to students considering a career in accounting.
Program highlights include experienced and enthusiastic speakers, a networking forum and the opportunity for CalCPA members to positively affect the life and career path of students. We will have a diverse panel of CPAs prepared to address questions and provide some insight into an exciting career in accounting. Our format will allow for interaction between students and our panelists. Prior to the start of the program, students will have the opportunity to submit written questions to the panel. These questions can cover a wide range of topics (the Uniform CPA Exam, internships, specialties, what firms are looking for in a new hire, resumes, CalCPA membership benefits, etc.).
Students will also have an opportunity to network with local firms before the event to find out more about the firms, their specialties and what they have to offer new associates. CalCPA membership and scholarship applications will be available at the luncheon. This luncheon is FREE for students. Please come and join us for this informative event!


  • Learn about firms sponsoring the event and what they have to offer new associates.
  • Gain knowledge from CalCPA members relative to their professional experiences.
  • Understand the benefits of CalCPA membership and scholarship opportunities.

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Great networking opportunities and lunch too! A diverse panel of CPAs prepared to address questions and provide some insight into an exciting career in accounting!

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Dress code: Business Attire or Business Casual.
**PLEASE NOTE** This event has a *NO REFUND* policy. If you are unable to attend, your registration is transferable. Please contact program associate for details, Kelly Rocha (916) 551-2961. This policy supersedes the standard cancellation policy.
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Students, educators, CPAs and other professional staff.


Fernando Castro
Fernando Castro received his undergrad from CSU Sacramento in 98. His work experience includes project accounting, bookkeeping, and corporate tax audit. His most recent experience is the recruiting of entry level audit staff for the Franchise Tax Board. Recruiting has been an opportunity to work with management and candidates to better understand their needs. Fernando works to make sure candidates have a clear career progression while providing the skills & abilities needed to meet FTB’s business needs.
Nicholas Esquibel
My name is Nick Esquibel and I am a senior at the California State University of Sacramento. This fall I will be entering my fifth and final semester of my undergraduate degree. Prior to attending Sacramento State, I attended Reedley College for one year and 2 years at Sacramento City College where I received my Associates Degree in Business Administration. Throughout my entire time at Sacramento State, I have dedicated my time to take part in the on-campus accounting organization known as Accounting Society. I have not only built life-long friends and a business network, but have also built my leadership skills as I have served on the board as the Community Outreach Director, President and lastly, Vice President of Programs this fall. Accounting Society has given me countless of leadership opportunities including my entry into the accounting profession with employment at Sutter Shared Services and with my current employer, GALLINA LLP whom I will continue to work for years beyond my graduation. In the next year I plan to pass the CPA exam and possibly start my Masters in Accountancy shortly after. As for the next several years, I plan on continuing my growth with GALLINA, and have hopes to one day become a partner of the firm.
Steven C. Konecny
Steven Konecny is a Director in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group, with over 20 years of experience as a high tech investigator and business consultant specializing in the utilization of information technology and information analysis within complex corporate disputes, investigations, litigation, receiverships and business turnarounds. He has extensive experience in computer forensics, cybercrime and fraud investigations, eDiscovery, complex data analytics, and providing expert technology consulting services for distressed companies. Steve has worked on global Ponzi schemes, taking control of companies’ operations and assets placed into receiverships, determining missing royalty payments for various entities in the software and entertainment industry, as well as leading teams on matters across international borders. He has also been engaged on numerous sophisticated technology investigations dealing with theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, destruction of assets, unauthorized system access and many other mischievous, unethical and often illegal things individuals have devised with their computers, gadgets and devices.
Stephanie Singh, CPA
Stephanie Singh is currently a Tax Staff Accountant at Moss Adams LLP. Stephanie recently graduated as a Business Honors student from Sacramento State in May 2016, where she was fortunate enough to be involved with the Business Honors Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Society, and CalCPA. While at CSUS, Stephanie was the Lead Campus Ambassador for Northern California at Becker Professional Education, and after graduation she transitioned into the role of Firm Ambassador. The ambassadorship has been one of her most rewarding experiences, and I she is ecstatic to continue helping students fulfill their career dreams for the accounting profession. Currently, Stephanie also assists the CSUS Alumni Association with their social media networks to help promote the organization and increase alumni involvement. Staying connected with societies, associations, people, and the community is incredibly important to Stephanie and she continuously try’s to find new ways to be involved.
Michael G Ueltzen, CFE, CFF, CPA
Michael Ueltzen is a Partner in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group and has participated and testified in excess of 100 forensic accounting engagements involving both criminal and civil complaints. The prior engagements have ranged from multi-billion dollar Ponzi schemes, financial statement frauds, embezzlement, and complex civil litigation, including breach of contract, anti-trust claims, and organizational disputes. Mike has also served in a multitude of capacities in the conduct of forensic examinations, including work with the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Defender's Office, a United States District Court appointment as a special master, and Superior Court appointments as a referee, neutral expert, and arbitrator. Mike has been practicing as a CPA for over 40 years. Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Mike was the Founding Partner of a Northern California-based CPA firm specializing in forensic accounting and forensic technology services. His expertise is in the fields of forensic accounting and professional standards applicable to CPAs. On a national level, Mike is the current Chair of the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Previously, he served the AICPA as the first Chair of the Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee, as the first Chair of the Credential Committee for the Certified in Financial Forensics credential, and on the AICPA Council, the organization’s governing body. He has also been active in many AICPA committees on a national level. Mike is a past President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, and served as Chair of several CalCPA senior committees, including the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, the Professional Conduct Committee, and the Litigation Services Committee.
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