Emily Jones, CPA, MBA

“I find value in the use of real world business cases to encourage interactive discussions and promote the development of key critical thinking and problem solving skills that are important to be successful in today’s ever-changing business environment.”

Title

Assistant professor of accounting

Educational Background

  • MBA, Butler University – Indianapolis, IN
  • B.A., Franklin College – Franklin, IN

Year joined Franklin

2013

Expertise

individual, small business, corporate taxation, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Will I be prepared with 150 hours to sit for the CPA exam when I graduate from Franklin College?

If your goal is to become a CPA, the state of Indiana requires you have 150 credit hours on your transcript (a degree from Franklin College in accounting only requires 120). At Franklin College, we are able to get our students through the accounting curriculum in 4 years with 150 credit hours so they are ready to sit for the exam if they choose. Many other schools have a 5-year program that gets their students to 150 hours. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this task and the accounting faculty work with students to make sure they are on a path to 150 that best suits their needs and areas of interest.

How do I get an accounting internship while at Franklin College?

Franklin College provides accounting majors specifically with an opportunity to interview with a variety of firms – from public accounting, governmental agencies, industry, and small private firms – at the annual Accounting Interview Day held in the Indianapolis area. Other smaller schools attend this event and students generally speak with and/or interview with anywhere from 2-10 potential employers that day. This event is not only a great way learn and practice networking and interviewing skills, but it’s also the day where most of our students acquire internship opportunities.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

After graduating from Franklin College, I passed the CPA exam on the first try!

In My Spare Time…

I enjoy almost anything outdoors – hiking, swimming, walking my dog, and kayaking are a few of my favorites.