JESSICA SAADIAN is the President of the Accounting Association for Fall 2017. Prior to her role as Presidency, Jessica held the position as Vice President and Meet the Firms Committee Chair in Fall 2016, in addition to her role as Executive Administrator and Alumni Director in Spring 2016 and Fall 2015, respectively. Jessica's passion for campus involvement with the Accounting Association began when she switched over from a Biology to an Accounting major in her second year of college. She was eager to meet students and gain a better sense of the accounting profession. Over the course of Jessica's involvement, she is grateful for the leadership and professional development opportunities the club has provided for her as well as the friendships she built along the way. As her last semester in both school and campus involvement, Jessica's goal is to establish an inclusive environment where more members are actively participating in both AA's professional and social events. She also hopes to continue to mentor students and continue to give back, just as her involvement with the organization has led Jessica to grow exponentially toward her professional career. Aside from Jessica's campus involvement, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
MELIA CUMMINGS is the Vice President of the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She transferred from Pierce Community College to CSUN in Fall 2015 to pursue a B.S. in Accountancy with a minor in Business Law. She will graduate and be CPA eligible in Fall 2017. Prior to becoming Vice President of AA, she served as the Treasurer in Spring 2017 and as Historian in Fall 2016. She was awarded “Best Member” in Spring 2016 and “Best Executive” in Spring 2017. Melia is grateful to be involved in AA since it has strongly impacted her personal and professional growth. Her involvement has motivated her to expand her network by becoming a member in both Beta Alpha Psi and Management Information Systems Association (MISA). During the summer of 2017, she had the opportunity to intern at CNM LLP, where she gained exposure to internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance in various industries. In her free time, she likes to sketch, listen to music, and enjoy a nice cup of tea. One of her favorite pastimes is enjoying a Hazelnut Ice Blended from Coffee Bean.
CHRIS MAZOUREK is the Controller for the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. He is a senior graduating in Fall 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Chris developed a passion for tax when he first participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Pierce College in 2014. Chris transferred to CSUN in Fall 2015 and joined AA at the advice of his friends. Eventually, Chris became Director of Student Development in Spring 2016, and Director of Meet the Firms in Fall 2016. As the Controller for AA, Chris continuously tries to give back to the club that has given so much to him. He currently oversees the Publicity Directorship this semester while also handling AA’s financial matters as Controller. After completing multiple summer leadership programs, Chris signed his internship offer with CohnReznick, where he completed his internship in the summer of 2017. Upon graduation, Chris plans to pass the CPA exam, begin his career in public accounting, and actively participate in alumni events. When not in school or working, Chris is usually hiking, camping, playing volleyball or soccer, or hanging out with his friends.
FATIMA QUINTERO is the Treasurer of the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She is a first generation college student at CSUN pursuing an accounting degree. During her first two years of college, she remained undecided. However, her strong personality and interest in business made accounting the best fit for her. She was fortunate to meet great mentors in the accounting major who guided her, introduced her to great people, and taught her the whereabouts of the accounting major at CSUN. Fatima started getting involved with AA and made valuable and meaningful connections with the organization. All of the support and resources that were provided to her led to her interest in pursuing a Directorship and now holding an executive position as Treasurer with AA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Charlie, watching Disney movies, and spending time with family.
Executive of Student Relations
BEATRIZ BERNANDINO is the Executive of Student Relations for the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in accountancy and will be graduating in Fall 2018. In 2011, she migrated to the USA from the Philippines, where she majored in music production at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Beatriz attended Cerritos College and Los Angeles City College to complete the units required to transfer to a university. In Fall 2016, she transferred to CSUN, where she joined and became active in student organizations. In Spring 2017, she became Director of Student Activities for AA and Director of Social Events for ALPFA, with goals of being knowledgeable about the recruiting process and helping other students become aware of the various professional and social events, and leadership opportunities available. During the summer of 2017, Beatriz participated in RSM’s Pathways Externship Program. In her free time, she plays guitar and the piano. She also likes playing basketball and billiards, cooking, and going to different coffee shops with her friends.
RYAN TAN is the Executive Coordinator for the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. He is a transfer student born in Hong Kong, and is obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. His involvement with AA began during Spring 2016, when he first became a member. Ryan realized how difficult it may be to build friendships and connections in a new environment. Therefore, he aims to be a friendly and welcoming executive, and to always be available when new or existing members need advice. He has recently completed the Emerging Leaders Program with EY this past summer, along with internships at Standish Management. Prior to that, he has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) program, and has worked in a CPA firm in West Hollywood which focuses on High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) and entertainment companies. During his free time, he enjoys fixing cars, lifting weights, coffee brewing, as well as basketball, Jazz music, and photography.
FATIMA BATOOL is the Executive Administrator of the Accounting Association (AA) for Fall 2017. She is a transfer student from Pierce College. She moved to the country six years ago. After two years at Granada Hills Charter High School and three years in community college, Fatima transferred to CSUN in Fall 2016. Fatima was exposed to recruiting and public accounting during her first few weeks at CSUN. With the guidance of her peers, she became heavily involved in CSUN's Accounting Association. The club's leadership’s ability to show their appreciation for members' involvement increased her dedication to AA. With the support of her peers and co-directors, she was awarded Fall 2016 “Best Member” and Spring 2017 “Best Director.” As a Monday Meetings director in Spring 2017, she was able to better her public speaking and organizational skills. Her role as the Executive Administrator this semester is to oversee Resume Workshop, Mock Interviews, and all weekly technical meetings. After school, she tends to her henna and makeup clients to hone her creativity. Accounting student by day, artist by night!