Monday, June 29, 2015

Accounting Internship at gold Medal Bakery

Gold Medal Bakery, a family owned commercial bakery located in Fall River, MA is seeking a motivated junior or senior college student majoring in accounting to work in our corporate office as an intern. Candidate must have good analytical skills and be proficient in Excel.  You must have a good GPA and be a serious and very reliable student. Position responsibilities include processing accounts payable, cash receipts, reconciliation work, and journal entries. Other accounting duties are on an as need basis. This is a paid internship and could involve as much as 25-28 hours per week.  E-mail resumes to cmarquez@gold medal
Comment by Professor Griffin: This is a good opportunity to learn what a staff account does in a very busy and successful local business.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 MSCPA Accounting Career Fair/Graduate School Expo

Career Fair Prep
Career Prep-Session
Accounting majors should check this out.  The Massachusetts Society of CPAs is having a very interesting event in Boston on Sept. 16th and if you are a student member of the MSCPA (cost $25 to join) and want to get reading for their big Job Fair on Sept 25th, then you should consider attending this prep session.  The link below is where you can register.  But first I suggest getting a membership if you haven't already. The online form to join the MSCPA is here:

Here is the link for the 9/16 career prep session

MSCPA Student Members*

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00-6:00 p.m., followed by networking and refreshments

MSCPA Conference Rooms, 9th Floor
105 Chauncy Street, Boston

Meet with HR reps and accounting professionals for a pre-career fair workshop to fine-tune your resume and polish your interviewing skills. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. and a chance to network will follow at 6:00 p.m.

*Preference will be given to student members who are registered for the MSCPA Career Fair and who have not attended a prior prep session.

 "The mock interviews with the suggestions afterwards gave me great feedback to prepare for the career fair. I learned a lot!” - Alexis Deutsch, UMass Amherst
Registration is open for the 2015 MSCPA Accounting Career Fair/Graduate School Expo (9/25) & Career Fair Prep (9/16). Download this PDF to share with your accounting students & post on event calendars.

MSCPA Career Fair/Graduate School Expo

Who*:Students seeking:
- Internships/entry-level accounting positions at local, regional and international firms.
- Graduate programs that satisfy the 150-hour requirement.
*Registrants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to attend.
Friday, September 25, 2015
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. MSCPA student members**
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Non-members

Sheraton Hotel (Copley Place)
Constitution Ballroom, 2nd Floor
39 Dalton Street, Boston
No fee to attend!

Register via the link below:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer courses

Time is running out but if you have a summer internship lined up and want to earn 3 credits for a business elective, you can still get it approved and I can get you into the summer internship course - which starts on June 22nd (Monday).  There is a good chance I can even get you into the course a week or so into it as long as you get in touch with me soon with details of your internship proposal.  I would need to grant approval which you can use as entry into the course through our UMD enrollment center.  The course does carry the normal tuition and fees of a summer course.

FIN320 Personal Finance - will be offered in the 2nd summer session which starts Jul 21, 2015 and runs to Aug 19, 2015.  This course is 100% online via our myCourses (Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Connect systems.)  There are seats that remain.  No prerequisites and a very very useful course.  Anyone interested in a career in personal financial planning or perhaps an internship in that field will find this to be a very appropriate course.  Nonbusiness and business majors are welcome to enroll.  If you would like to see a sample syllabus, feel free to email me at  I have taught this course for many years in the traditional face-to-face classroom but now offer it via online.  I have years of experience as a personal financial planner and am a CPA and ChFC - both well aligned to this field. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Finance Internship or Accounting internship - Paid $15 per hour x 40 hours

Professor Griffin's Comments:
This looks like a really good opportunity for either a finance or accounting major. It is listed as a finance internship in Careerlink but it is also a solid accounting internship.  It looks like this one starts this summer and was just posted so if you are interested, apply right away.  They want you to be able to work 40 hours and I assume that is this summer but you may want to inquire about the hours for the Fall.  At $15 an hour that's a summer gross weekly pay of $600!  Not bad!  We have had other interns at PartyLite in Plymouth and have positive feedback.

PartyLite in Plymouth, MA is looking for a paid Finance intern! Log onto CareerLink to apply to the position.

To get to CareerLink, Log into your UMassD Portal >Select "Careers & Jobs" from the Quicklaunch> Select "CareerLink"

More details on the position here:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Good article

If you are thinking about entering the business world (as an intern), here is a good article to read and take to heart:

Friday, June 5, 2015

CCB Student profiled for her internships

Congratulations to Megan DeBarros, Class of 2016 for being profiled on the UMD web site for her internship at RI Novelty!  Here is the link:

Internship - starts this summer - Plymouth, MA

Did you know that CareerLink is a database full of jobs & internships just for UMass Dartmouth students?
To get to CareerLink, Log into your UMassD Portal >Select "Careers & Jobs" from the Quicklaunch> Select "CareerLink"

PartyLite in Plymouth, MA is looking for a Business summer intern! Log onto CareerLink to apply to the position.

More details on the position here:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Local internship - paid and could start this summer

Right Foot LLC, a fast growing, privately held company, is currently looking for a College Intern to join our team.

The ideal candidate for this paid position will:

• Currently be seeking their bachelors or masters degree in accounting, finance, management or business information systems
• Be a self starter
• Have strong attention to detail
• Have experience using the internet
• Have exceptional written communication skills, with a focus on customer service
• Be able to lift boxes weighing up to 30 pounds multiple times
• Have a desire to take an ownership interest in all tasks that they undertake
• Understand that work is over when a job is done, not by where the hands are on the clock
• Understand that our customers are at the heart of everything we do
• Be able to get along with difficult co-workers
• Not be afraid to get their hands dirty in a warehouse environment
• Experience in footwear industry strongly preferred

This is not a cubicle job where you are reconciling reports all day. You will be out in the warehouse, taking counts and entering into inventory software.

Duties to include:
• Inventory Management / Cycle Counts / Data Entry
• Order fulfillment
• Warehouse organization
• Other ad hoc projects as they arise

This role is needed for approx. 10 hours off peak and 30 on peak during normal business hours. We can mold your work schedule around existing commitments.  Exact timing to be discussed based upon candidate's availability and our needs.

Interested students should send a resume to Mike Andrews at: Mr. Andrews is a graduated of UMD.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Personal Finance Course Online July 21 - Aug 19th - 3 credits

Online Personal Finance course (2nd Summer 5 week session) open for enrollment!  The course is FIN 320 and will start on July 21 and run through   August 19th – 3 credits in 5 weeks! The course is an introduction to the financial planning process of setting goals, developing action plans, creating budgets and measuring results. You will become familiar with the techniques of financial analyses necessary to make choices when considering housing, insurance, retirement plans, and borrowing and other personal finance issues.  The course is designed and taught by me (a CPA who has practiced personal financial planning for over 30 years). I took a course like this at Providence College many years ago and it lead me to enter the financial services field and to eventually achieve the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation and to eventually become a CPA. The course is for three credits and covers a business elective.  There is no prerequisite and nonbusiness majors are also welcome to enroll as well as non-UMASS Dartmouth students.  If you are looking to do an internship in the financial services industry, looking at career paths in insurance, investments, tax planning or comprehensive financial planning then this is a good course for you.  If you are looking to become more financial literate, then this is the course for you. Students have told me for over 30 years that this is one course that has an immediate impact on how they manage their finances and how they will plan going forward.

 In the best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door, the author Thomas J. Stanley states this simple truth:  Whatever your income, always live below your means.”  Such simple advice is not always easy for the financially illiterate to follow.  This course will help you set goals and to budget to reach your goals and live within your means.  Stanley says: “The foundation stone of wealth accumulation is defense, and this defense should be anchored by budgeting and planning.”

Managing your credit, investing wisely, having adequate insurance, understanding banks, and basic income tax planning are all part of this course.  The course will be delivered via myCourses and the McGraw-Hill Connect system and culminates with you pretending to devise a financial plan for a family that needs your help.  I would be happy to send you a sample syllabus.

If you would like more information about this great and very useful course, email me at  If you want to enroll, please get in touch with our enrollment center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth or follow this link for more information on how to register:|CE4|3722&term=2440|CE4

The course usually fills up quickly but as of today, it is still open.

Professor Griffin

Monday, June 1, 2015

Full-time position for a recent grad

Prime Medical Associates is looking for a manager for its busy muti-specialty practice.  We are reaching out to you to see if you have candidates that will be suitable for this position. The following is the description of the ideal candidate but we are willing to hire fresh graduates that are willing to learn and thrive in the health care industry.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Identify opportunities for operations improvement, plan and implement those plans.

2. Work with the practice partners to establish and implement practice goals.

3. Resolve customer service issues as they arise. Ability to resolve conflict.

4. Oversight of A/R, A/P, P/R, referral coordination.

5. HR management to include general personnel issues, hiring, performance review, and corrective action up to and including discharge. Provide a team approach to problem solving, exercise diplomacy and consistently use effective communication skills.

6. Resolve IT and EMR issues as they arise. Facilitate implementation of ICD-10.

7. Management of the revenue cycle management to include registration, scheduling, billing and collections processes.

8. Monitor provider's schedule to ensure maximum productivity. Work closely with the front desk staff in order to best facilitate care for patients in a timely manner.

9. HIPAA and OSHA compliance

Required Education

1. Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred with emphasis in business management or health care management.

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Accounting Internship (Unpaid)

rgfa ACCOUNTANTS ( is looking for interns to join our team.  We are looking for students who are studying accounting, finance and/or bookkeeping looking to gain experience in the accounting profession.  You will be exposed to the following:

·        Preparing individual, corporate and non-profit tax returns, domestically, and internationally. 

·        Analyzing and preparing financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheets, and Statements of Cash Flow), for S-Corps, C-Corps, LLC’s and LLP’s.

·        You will have exposure to our start up process for new businesses including the development process, DBA, Articles of Incorporation, selection of best tax and legal structures.

·        Representation for clients with cases versus the Internal Revenue Service, and DOR’s (departments of revenue) through all states

·        Selection and development of accounting systems for clients based on their vertical markets.

·        Learning our client advisory process, understanding how to interact with clients and how to provide expert advice.

·        Understanding tax law, and preparing statements and documents in accordance with GAAP.

Interested candidates please e-mail  No experience necessary.