Get hands-on auditing experience through a partnership with the Ohio University Foundation and Plante Moran LLC. The School of Accountancy offers select students the opportunity to build real auditing experience, while earning a scholarship and one hour of internship credit.
The law, in short, requires public companies to have fully independent auditors evaluate their accounting practices. In this organization, members act as those auditors. Students are trained by an oversight team lead by College of Business alumnus Danny Sklenicka with Plante Moran, the Columbus firm that audits the Ohio University Foundation. Split into three teams — journal entries, cash transactions, and investments —SOX Fellows document existing controls, determine sufficiency of internal controls in place, and assess the effectiveness of those controls over the foundation’s accounts.
Students do not apply for SOX, rather they are selected for the program based on their educational achievements and involvement in student activities. Each SOX Fellow gets a scholarship and one hour of internship credit.
To be selected for SOX Fellows, students must be nominated by their professors. Ideal candidates must have a solid work ethic; show they are able to completely commit to the project; and must be disciplined, passionate, and a reliable team player.
Nominations occur during sophomore and junior years.