May 13, 2009

MAc Grad Matt Kubic Earns Elite Internship with FASB

MattĀ  Kubic, BBA '08 MAc '09, has been awarded a prestigious postgraduate technical assistant internship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, one of only five positions are available to accounting graduates nationwide.

Matt Kubic has been awarded a Postgraduate Technical Assistant internship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. FASB's primary purpose is to develop generally accepted accounting principles within the United States in the public's interest. The internship program is a one-year term, during which interns become highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and develop an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors and users of financial information.

"Matt's selection for this program is an unparalleled professional opportunity for him and his future career," said Bob Vigeland, chair of the Accounting Department. "It also provides tremendous visibility for TCU, the Neeley School, the MAc program, and the Department of Accounting."

Postgraduate Technical Assistants are assigned to major agenda projects or short-term practice and implementation issues. The interns are involved in all phases of their assigned projects, including analyzing written submissions received on documents issued for public comment, reviewing and analyzing published research, preparing memorandums on technical issues for Board member information, drafting due process documents, and evaluating accounting proposals of other organizations.

"I look forward to being involved in the standard setting process, to working hard and to representing TCU, Neeley and the Accounting department well," Matt said. He will begin the internship in Norwalk, Connecticut, this summer and return upon completion of the program to a full-time position on the audit staff of Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.