Jason C Barnes
Staff Accountant - Tax Services
Beard Miller Company, LLP
Why I Do What I Do: I like the area of accounting because it offers many different opportunities.
Birth Place: Pottsville, Pennsylvania
High School: Marian Catholic
National Honor Society Member
National Spanish Honor
Student Government Member
Named to the Principal's Top 10
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society Member
USAA National Collegiate Business Merit Award Recipient
President of the Accounting and Finance Club
Named to the Dean's List for Six Consecutive Semesters
Jobs Held In College:
Greater Hazleton Health Alliance
Tax Intern, Beard Miller Company LLP
Tax Preparer, Beard Miller Company LLP
Student Assistant, Trexler Library Server
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Hobbies: Sports, Hanging Out With Friends, Traveling
Courses I Loved: Federal Income Taxation, Federal Tax Planning, Financial Markets and Institutions, Corporate Financial Reporting
Showing myself what I could really accomplish by securing a position with a large regional accounting firm before the start of my senior year.
Career Goals: Obtain my CPA license and continue furthering myself in the area of taxation. I plan on attending law school to specialize in tax law.
Influential People: My parents and grandparents have pushed me to further myself in every aspect of my life, and for that I am forever grateful. My uncle, who conquered one of the hardest obstacles life could throw at you, influenced me; and my friends who have always believed in my abilities. Finally, my professors who have take me under their wings, especially Dr. Cocozza, Dr. Hojjat, Mr. Dwyer, and Mr. Krajsa.
Favorite Quote: "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
Biggest Challenge: Overcoming myself. Learning to believe in my abilities.
Best Advice Received: Do what makes you happy.
Advice I Would Give: Just be yourself.
Toughest Obstacle I Overcame: Myself
What I Liked Best About DeSales: The family relationships that you form with your friends and teachers.
Advice for Present DeSales Students: Don't listen to what others say about a class or teacher. Experience it for yourself.