Accounting & Finance

Beta Alpha Psi Events

BAP Golf Outing

The annual Golf Outing is a great opportunity to build relationships with peers and professionals.

The 2015 Golf Outing is Friday, May 8, 2015.

Angel Tree

Members participate in the Angel Tree Project for area counties. The Angel Tree Project Provides Christmas gifts to local foster care children. Families provide a wish list for each child. BAP then advertises the Angel Tree Program across the WIU campus in order to attract donations for the program.

Accounting Challenge

The Accounting Challenge is a program that tests high school student’s accounting skills. High school students from the west central Illinois region were invited to demonstrate their accounting knowledge by taking an exam.

The 2014 Accounting Challenge was held Friday, April 11th.

Meet the Firms

Beta Alpha Psi sponsors an annual "Meet the Firms" career fair.

Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing - Friday May 8, 2015

Seventh Annual BAΨ Golf Outing — 4 Person Scramble

The Western Illinois University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi would like to invite you to the eighth annual Beta Alpha Psi Golf Outing to be held on May 8, 2015. The 18 hole four person golf scramble will be held at WIU’s Harry Mussatto Golf Course located at 1215 Tower Road, Macomb, IL. The practice green and driving range will open at 9:30 am with a shotgun start at 10:30 am.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three team finishes. In addition, there will be contests for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. Other things you should know…

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Other snacks will be available for purchase at the clubhouse.
  • Course beverages will be available on a cash basis.
  • Complimentary range balls are available on the driving range beginning at 9:30 am.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole.

  • $55 per player
  • $35 for WIU students
  • Start Time: 10:30 am

Enjoy a complete program of 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, and prizes.

  • Longest drive contests
  • Closest to the pin challenge
  • Long putt challenge

For additional information please contact:
Cheryl Westen,, (309) 298-1023 or
Becky Hall,, (309) 298-1152

Meet the Firms - September 10, 2014

Details and Registration

Many local and nation wide companies attend our Meet the Firms. This is a unique career fair in which students majoring in accountancy, finance, and information systems are invited to attend to speak with employers specifically looking to fill job openings and internships in these areas of interest. As a result students and firm representatives have the opportunity to speak one on one in order to fulfill specific openings.

Meet the Firms provides a great opportunity for networking between students and firm representatives and is BAP’s fall fundraiser. We sincerely thank all of the firms in attendance for their continuous support.

Please contact Cheryl Westen, BAP Faculty Advisor, for more information:
Phone: (309) 298-1152

Firms Registered for 2014

  • Accenture
  • Becker Professional Review
  • Caterpillar, Inc
  • Central States Funds
  • Clifton Larson Allen LLP
  • CPA Associates PC
  • CPA Excel
  • Dot Foods, Inc.
  • HNI Corporation
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • John Deere
  • McGladrey
  • PrimeAmerica
  • Sikich, LLP
  • Social Security Administration

2013 Firms in Attendance

  • Becker Professional Review
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Central State Funds
  • Clifton Larson Allen LLP
  • CPA Excel
  • Dot Foods, Inc.
  • Gray Hunter Stenn LLP
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Office of the Auditor General
  • John Deere
  • McGladrey
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Thrivent Financial