UAA is the University Accounting Association here at CSUB campus that is dedicated to coordinating events in order to increase students’ exposure to different types of firms. UAA provides sufficient resources and opportunities for students to learn about different career paths relatable to accounting and/or finance. Also, UAA assists students to be knowledgeable about CPA requirements, as well as relevant information.
Club Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a favorable, yet welcoming atmosphere for our members, as well as provide them with plentiful knowledge conductive to allow them to succeed in their upcoming careers.
I am currently a Senior and will be graduating in the Spring of 2019. I transferred from Bakersfield College where I took my first Accounting course and declared my major. I am currently working as a Staff Accountant at a local Oil & Gas corporate company in Bakersfield. Additionally, this will be my second year as the Student Ambassador at CSUB for CalCPA. I have a very busy schedule as I am also a mother of two small boys: Isaiah & Eric. My interests outside of Accounting consist of CrossFit, baseball, playing softball, and watching NFL. I am very excited to be your UAA President and look forward to an amazing semester!
Pierre Peasha (Vice President)
My name is Pierre Peasha, and I am senior majoring in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. When I graduate, I am planning on studying for the CPA exam and eventually become a PhD; I would like to become a university professor in accounting and/or finance. I have gotten involved with the UAA because I believe it is a valuable resource for anyone going into accounting. I am involved in other on-campus organizations besides UAA. I have worked at the Writing Resource Center as a writing tutor, for Early Start Math as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader, and for the BPA as the Data Analysis tutor. In my free time I enjoy writing piano music and working out whenever I can. I’m looking forward to this new school year!
Andrew Bicera (Treasurer)
I am a senior majoring in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, and I will be graduating in the Spring of 2019. UAA provides numerous events for members to network with professionals in the public and private sector allowing all to become known in the industry. Because of the countless opportunities UAA offered, I was hired as a Staff Accountant Intern at Wayne Long and Co. for the 2018 tax season. In addition, I am currently a Campus Ambassador for Becker CPA Exam Review. As treasurer, I want to ensure students are able to reap the benefits that come with being a member of this organization. After graduation, I plan on sitting for the exam and earning my license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Taylor Faulkenberry (Secretary)
I am a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. I am excited to serve as UAA’s secretary because I would like to help students the same way UAA has helped me. I interned at Daniells Phillips Vaughn & Bock during this year’s tax season, and will continue my internship in their audit department. After graduation in Fall 2018, I plan on working in public accounting and obtaining my CPA license. When I am not studying or working, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my dog.
Juan Cebreros (Membership Coordinator)
My name is Juan Cebreros and I am proud to be your Membership Coordinator here in UAA. I am a senior pursuing my Bachelor's in Accounting with the hopes of graduating this upcoming Spring of 2019. After graduation, I aspire to receive my CPA license. On my free time I enjoy taking a run at the Rec Center, drawing, and trying out new foods. UAA has enlightened me into the world of accounting and my goal here in UAA is to create an easy transition to all accounting students from the textbooks to the office.
Araceli Rosas (Social Media Coordinator)
My name is Araceli and I will serve as the social media officer for the University Accounting Association for the 2nd year in a row because I enjoy being a part of a group of motivated individuals. I am a Business Administration major with a concentration in Accounting and I will be graduating Fall of 2019. I was given the opportunity to intern at Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock this past tax season because of the events hosted by the UAA. My goal is to become a CPA and to go into public accounting. As my last year serving as an officer, I hope to reach a broader audience on the social media pages in order to make the events more successful. I enjoy reading romance novels, watching dramas, and having fun. Let’s make this yet another successful year!
Taylor Brancato (Event Coordinator)
My name is Taylor Brancato and I am a senior here at CSUB. Last tax season I interned at Wayne Long and Co. and was awarded this position through networking and personal experience, but I have the UAA events to thank for this. My hobbies include going to the beach, Disneyland, cheering for the Dodgers, and spending time with my friends and family. I hope everyone has a great year!
Kathleen Valenzuela (Alumni Relations Officer)
Kathleen Valenzuela earned her a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 2011 from CSUB with distinction and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. She is furthering her education and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at CSUB. She has over 15 years experience including in government, non-profits, and private industries. Most recently, she managed and executed all operational aspects of the Bakersfield Chapter of CalCPA, the largest CPA society in the nation. Her work included providing strategic vision, collaborating with a board of directors, and overseeing over a dozen committees. She also worked closely with many community stakeholders and non-profits, and was asked to be a guest speaker at the United Way's annual conference. She is excited to bring her experience and expertise to the UAA.