There’s nothing quite like getting it from a key source, and that’s what Alabama A&M University accounting students did recently on a trip to Montgomery, Ala.
Participants in the Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Entity’s (ACC 450) class at AAMU traveled to the state capital to visit the City of Montgomery’s Finance Department.
Hosted by Betty Beville, deputy finance director for the City of Montgomery, students witnessed firsthand the application of governmental accounting in a state government environment, as well as received an opportunity to ask questions on topics pertinent to their course. Accounting Bulldogs also met Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
Accompanied on the trip by course instructor Eric Ohene-Nyako, the students are part of an AAMU accounting program tradition. For example, non-profit classes have visited numerous finance departments during the spring semester in various cities to learn more about the non-profit accounting environment.
Among the previous municipal finance department sites are Nashville, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Knoxville, Tenn. Bonnie McQuitter Banks serves as interim chair of AAMU’s Department of Accounting & Logistics.
- Jerome Saintjones