Milad Ghanatios

Milad Ghanatios

Milad Ghanatios

University at Buffalo

Milad Ghanatios graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 2020 from the University at Buffalo (UB), and continued his studies at UB, currently finishing his Master of Science in Accounting with an expected graduation date of May 2021. Milad did not begin his undergraduate career as an accounting major. However, after enrolling in his first introductory-level financial accounting course, he was inspired by his professors and colleagues to pursue a degree in accounting. Today, Milad is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for that same course where he not only teaches introductory accounting, but also encourages and inspires students to pursue accounting as a career path.

During his undergraduate degree, Milad was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Zeta Theta Chapter, and served as Reporting Secretary on the executive board during his senior year. Outside of academics, he is also actively involved in community outreach. He has participated in various service trips across the United States and even served as a UB Student Engagement Ambassador. Last winter, Milad had the opportunity to travel to Ghana where he and his colleagues analyzed the social innovation and entrepreneurial leadership present in Africa. During this experience, he met with local leaders and entrepreneurs from various industries to discuss business strategies and processes. After returning from the trip, he and his team completed a research poster presentation titled “Cocoa Beans to Bars – The Ghanaian Experience” which won the Global Experience category of the Research Poster Competition held by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Milad interned at Delaware North as a Financial Reporting Intern during the summer of 2019, and at EY in their assurance practice during the summer of 2020. During the fall 2020 semester, Milad was nominated by his professors for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant (PTA) Program at the FASB. After being selected for and completing an interview, he was extended an offer and will kick-start his career as a FASB PTA this summer. He is hoping to pursue a career in accounting advisory services in the years to follow, and is looking forward to this invaluable opportunity.

Milad wants to thank every professor, colleague, and family member who has encouraged him and supported him along the way. He is truly humbled to have been selected for the FSA Student Award and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for him.