March, 2010McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP (MJLM), one of Houston’s largest accounting and consultancy firms, is proud to support Annual Shadowing Day for the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program (FWEP). MJLM hosted three students for the event and provided office tours, a company history presented by a founding partner, and one-on-one shadowing as well as on-the-job instruction. At the end of the day, each participant remarked that owing their own business and following an entrepreneur spirit was at the top of their career goals.
Joyce Barrett, Human Resource Director, acted as MJLM’s liaison with FWEP to ensure participants would receive an open window to the operations a successful consulting and CPA firm. “We wanted to give the boys an opportunity to see a variety of careers available within a CPA firm such as Human Resources, Marketing, Payroll, Tax Accounting, Management, etc.“ remarked Ms. Barrett, “we identify with their struggles and relish the opportunity to share with these young minds that success is obtainable.”
“Our goal is to encourage young individuals to continue their education,” stated Wayne McConnell, MJLM’s Managing Partner. “Participating in Fifth Ward Enrichment Program’s Shadowing Event helps participants understand how the decisions they make today will affect their success tomorrow.”
Community is the heart of MJLM with its leadership serving on boards and committees for a number of philanthropic organizations such as the United Way of Greater Houston, Greater Houston Partnership, National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Aspiring Youth of Houston and the Ensemble Theater.
McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM) is a full-service professional services firm providing accounting, financial planning and management consulting services. Assurance services are offered through affiliate McConnell & Jones LLP, a certified public accounting firm. . According to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, MJLM is the 17th largest accounting firm in Houston. For additional information please see www.mjlm.com and www.mcconnellandjones.com.
About the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program:
The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program (FWEP) is a non-profit organization that annually serves more than 200 inner-city boys. FWEP strives to develop and nurture resilient, self-motivated, and self-reliant young men. April, 2010 will mark the 26th anniversary of FWEP and its mission of empowering boys to become responsible men and productive members of their families and community. To learn more about the FWEP, visit www.fwepinc.org .