Big Four Accounting Firm Like a UAlbany 'Home Away from Home' for Business Alumna
UAlbany was the springboard for Alexis Imprescia, B.S. ’10, MS ’11, and her budding career at Ernst & Young.
As a senior tax accountant, Alexis Imprescia says she is developing expertise in areas she particularly enjoys — tax advisory and quantitative services.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 18, 2014) — Alexis Imprescia came to college determined to work someday in the financial center of the world, New York City. Her game plan? Graduate from a top business school in New York State.
“I enrolled at UAlbany because of the great reputation of its business program and its location, and I definitely made the right choice,” said Imprescia, who received her B.S. in accounting in 2010 and her master's in taxation in 2011, and was hired as a staff accountant with Manhattan-based Ernst & Young that fall. “Where else would be the best place to be to pursue a career in New York, other than in the capital of New York?”
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Impresicia's career continues on the rise. She was promoted this past October to senior tax accountant at Ernst & Young, focusing on federal compliance and advisory services.
She is not alone, however, among UAlbany accounting graduates enjoying careers with The Big Four – Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG — which comprise the very top of the profession. “Our best students get heavily recruited by The Big Four — because they’re so good,” said Ingrid Fisher, chair of UAlbany’s Department of Accounting and Law.
“UAlbany has a great alumni network in Manhattan,” said Imprescia. “Ernst & Young is a prime example. There are so many UAlbany alumni here that, for me, it’s almost a home away from home.”
Beyond the academic quality and diversity of the campus, Imprescia said she discovered at UAlbany an environment conducive to getting to know her mentors. “In many ways, I’m at Ernst & Young today because of the business school faculty,” she said. “They introduced me to contacts and helped me draft my resume and prepare for interviews. They really gave me a good understanding of what to expect starting out as an accountant in the business world.”
Working among her fellow accountants in Manhattan, she quickly became aware of another advantage to her UAlbany education. “I’m working here with former students who have $40,000-plus debt — and I don’t have any debt,” she said.
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