Accounting Degree Leads to a Career at KPMG

Ever since high school, Hannah Kroencke knew she wanted a career in business and accounting.

“I was an active member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and enjoyed the work we did in this club, and it inspired me to consider potential business careers,” she said. “During my first year of high school, I took an introductory course in accounting because I had always said that math was my favorite subject growing up. I found the homework quite exciting and I I understood the subject quite well.

Kroencke, of Bowling Green, Missouri, will realize her aspirations when she graduates from Southeast on May 14 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting and a minor in business analysis.

While at Southeast, Kroencke found opportunities that allowed him to cultivate entrepreneurial experiences and hone his business skills.

In her freshman and sophomore years, she lived in the Business Learning Community, becoming a Resident Assistant (RA) leading that community her first year. In her senior year, she served as an AR for the SEMO Startups (Entrepreneurship) learning community, helping fellow students conceive and implement a small business idea. She also joined the University Chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi International Honor Society for Accounting, serving as Chapter Secretary and Vice President.

Her enthusiasm for business and accounting led her to complete internships at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in 2019 and at KPMG in 2021.

Kroencke’s next goals are to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam this summer before joining KPMG as a full-time audit partner in September.

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