D.C. Financial Markets Trek

  • Students prepare for the D.C. Trek, a faculty led exploration of the Washington D.C. financial markets.
    Students prepare for the D.C. Trek, a faculty led exploration of the Washington D.C. financial markets.    
  • Students arrive at the Williamsburg AMTRAK station.
    Students arrive at the Williamsburg AMTRAK station.    
  • Ready to head out for the Trek!
    Ready to head out for the Trek!    
  • MAcc students will have the opportunity to meet with National and International experts from the accounting profession.
    MAcc students will have the opportunity to meet with National and International experts from the accounting profession.    
  • All Aboard!
    All Aboard!    
  • James Drury asks the PCAOB about their inspection process.
    James Drury asks the PCAOB about their inspection process.    
  • Student Albarou Sabi asks a question while visiting the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
    Student Albarou Sabi asks a question while visiting the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).    
  • Students pass through security at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).
    Students pass through security at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).    
  • Students learned more about the challenges of securities regulation, and the activities of the division enforcement.
    Students learned more about the challenges of securities regulation, and the activities of the division enforcement.    
  • New developments with block chain and bitcoin were discussed at the SEC.
    New developments with block chain and bitcoin were discussed at the SEC.    
  • Cynthia Kekeocha discusses international financial markets regulation with Robert Fisher of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Cynthia Kekeocha discusses international financial markets regulation with Robert Fisher of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.    
  • A taxing problem hearing about tax reform from Senate Finance Committee staff.
    A taxing problem hearing about tax reform from Senate Finance Committee staff.    
  • What's at the heart of the SEC? W&M MAcc students!
    What's at the heart of the SEC? W&M MAcc students!    
  • Alum Doug Williams and KPMG colleagues present the new CECL model.
    Alum Doug Williams and KPMG colleagues present the new CECL model.    
  • At W&M's Washington Center preparing to meet with EY National Office partners about the new leasing standard.
    At W&M's Washington Center preparing to meet with EY National Office partners about the new leasing standard.    
  • Alumnus R. Scott Bell discusses the financial condition of the U.S. Government.
    Alumnus R. Scott Bell discusses the financial condition of the U.S. Government.    
  • The Mason School's D.C. Trek opportunity often leads to long-term career advantages for MAcc students.
    The Mason School's D.C. Trek opportunity often leads to long-term career advantages for MAcc students.    
  • FASB, GASB, and now SASB? Hearing about how companies report on sustainability.
    FASB, GASB, and now SASB? Hearing about how companies report on sustainability.    
  • Who says accountants aren't fashionable?
    Who says accountants aren't fashionable?    
  • Doppelgangers? Mark Mahar, EY's National Office, and Mark Marzzioti, EY's new hire!
    Doppelgangers? Mark Mahar, EY's National Office, and Mark Marzzioti, EY's new hire!    
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The D.C. Financial Markets Trek is an optional opportunity for students to learn more about the critical interplay between the private and public sectors of the accounting professions. Students will:

  • Interact with regulatory agencies and hear from subject experts.
  • Meet top professionals who set standards, regulate markets, and use financial information.
  • Learn about the "hot" topics.
  • Become deeply informed about critical accounting issues.