BDO Furthers Commitment to Accounting Education

Sponsors the Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp

CHICAGO, June 9, 2022 − BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, today announced that it entered into a multi-year agreement with the American Accounting Association to be the exclusive sponsor of the Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp – also known as “Rookie Camp.” Now in its 13th year, Rookie Camp is the premier recruitment event to connect future leaders in accounting academia with the top educational institutions offering accounting degrees.
 “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the American Accounting Association to support Rookie Camp,” shared Catherine Moy, BDO’s Chief People Officer. “It is a unique opportunity for BDO to build relationships with current and future university faculty in our field. These individuals are influencers for accounting graduates who seek their counsel and weigh their advice when launching a career. Building awareness of our firm, our purpose and values, and our commitment to excellence with these educational leaders is key to our long-term recruitment strategy.”
The annual two-and-a half-day annual event is an important moment for PhD candidates to meet and interview with university recruiters. It is also a singular opportunity for candidates to present their research, network with faculty from leading academic institutions, and connect and collaborate with other PhD candidates. The relationship building aspect of the camp is particularly powerful as candidates seek to move from their PhD programs into faculty positions.
Yvonne Hinson, PhD, CPA, CEO of the American Accounting Association said, “BDO’s support is a terrific example of how the accounting practice community and the accounting academy can partner to impact the future of the accounting profession.” 
BDO’s sponsorship of Rookie Camp is effective immediately and will run through 2024. As part of the sponsorship, BDO will have significant presence at the annual event, including a speaking opportunity and on-site interaction with attendees. Learn more about Rookie Camp.



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About the American Accounting Association

Promoting excellence in accounting education, research, and practice, the American Accounting Association (AAA) is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research, and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting. For more information about the AAA, please visit