Accounting & Finance

Student Resources

Homework Lab and Accounting Department Tutors

From Sunday through Thursday evenings, you can join an in-person homework lab with our department’s tutors. Feel free to stop in at any time from 7 to 9 p.m. You do not need to be there at 7, nor do you need to stay for two hours. Make the Homework Lab a tool to help you and your friends strengthen your understanding of the class material. Tutors are also working each day from roughly 9am-4pm in Simons Hall (see schedule below).

 You can meet with them in-person or Zoom with them. If you wish to Zoom, we recommend that you email the tutors first so that they can join the Zoom meeting. You can also reach out to the department’s tutors to arrange for individual Zoom tutoring sessions outside of posted hours.

The tutors are available to students free of charge.

ACFN Department Ethan Berndt [email protected]
Fall 2021 Grace Lee [email protected] 
Jaiden McCollum [email protected]
Anthony Samson [email protected]
Schedule for Tutors on Simons Hall, 2nd Floor
AB Mod CD Mod
MWF Tues/Thurs MWF Tues/Thurs
Jaiden 9:00 - 1:30 Grace 9:20 - 2:00 Jaiden 9:00 - 1:30 Grace 9:20-11:00 and 12:30 - 1:45
Ethan 1:35 - 4:00 Anthony 2:05-4:00 Ethan 1:35 - 4:00 Anthony 11:00-12:30 and 2:05-4:00
Tutor Lab, in-person or via Zoom: 





Sun Anthony 7-9pm Simons 330
Mon Ethan 7-9pm Simons 330
Tues Grace 7-9pm CSB Library B106
Wed Ethan 7-9pm Simons 330
Thurs Anthony 7-9pm CSB Library B106

CPA Exam Information

Passing the CPA exam is an important step in one’s career. Information regarding the exam contents can be found at AICPA Exam Contents.

Each state is responsible for setting rules regarding CPA licensure requirements and eligibility requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Search for the Board of Accountancy or CPA Society in your state via a search engine.

For the state of Minnesota, see the Minnesota Society of CPA website. In the section titled “Become a CPA”, you will find links to CPA exam information and application procedures to sit for the exam. Note that you should allow two to four weeks from the date you send your application for processing.

CPA Review and Preparation

Using a review course, whether in person, online, or via self-study books, CDs and other materials, can definitely aid in passing the CPA exam. If you become a member of the Minnesota Society of CPA’s (cost of $25), you receive a significant discount on a number of CPA review courses.

Networking, Internships and Job Opportunities

There are many opportunities listed on the CSB/SJU XPD – Experience & Professional Development website that do not have on-campus interviews. Check them out:

Preparing for Internships, Jobs or Grad School

Resources from XPD – Experience & Professional Development:

Contact the Accounting and Finance Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Steven Welch
Chair, Accounting and Finance Department
SJU Simons 216