What do potential employers think about Manchester University accounting majors?
In the summer of 2007, representatives from a number of accounting firms were asked what they found in Manchester’s accounting graduates. Here are a few of their responses:
"Manchester University is legendary for producing professionals who do extremely well. The reputation that Manchester has earned is well deserved and makes it a go-to place for talent."
— Terry Bush, Director of Human Resource Services, Kruggel, Lawton & Company, LLC
“We also think your students come from Manchester with a good strong work ethic, which is so important to an employer. … I don’t know if it’s the type of student you attract … there’s an expectation. I think part of it is just coaching, education, preparing students for what it’s going to take in the work environment to be successful.”
— Christine Hootman, Director, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC
“Grades and technical skills are important. People skills and the ability to build relationships with clients, which promote teamwork within the firm, are important as well. Our clients come from all different backgrounds. Because Manchester students seem to be exposed to many different ideas and topics, I think it helps them interact well with a wide range of clients. We’ve been successful in hiring Manchester students who fit with what we value.”
— Tim Almack, Class of 1976, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP
"Integrity is just ingrained from day one at Manchester. You have to have integrity to keep things confidential and follow through with procedures. Holding people accountable and responsible is just one of the things Manchester always does so well."
Rachel Tait, Class of 2002, 2003, Supervisor, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC