Swanton High School Student Xavier Williams recently attended the invite-only ACAP leadership conference at The Ohio State University through the Fisher College of Business. ACAP, which stands for Accounting Careers Awareness Program is a week-long residency program that brings excelling student leaders throughout the state to learn about the broad spectrum of opportunities in the field of accounting.
Students were introduced to the Certified Public Accounting process and were given access to all the “Big Four” CPA firms in the city. The program also included opportunities within government agencies that include the IRS, FBI and Homeland Security.
Another emphasis of the week included a team project that divided the 43 students into seven teams to put together a multiple year periodic income review to be presented and compared with other companies. Williams was also awarded a $500 scholarship through the CPA firm KPMG for being in the top 13 students in the program that displayed team-building leadership characteristics.
Williams is a member of the Swanton High School College Credit Plus accounting program that is funded through the Penta Career Center.