Alexandra “Allie” Winkler Shares Her Accounting Skills in the VITA Program

Alexandra “Allie” Winkler Shares Her Accounting Skills in the VITA Program

Allie Winkler is a co-site coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. “Tax return preparation can be very expensive,” she said. “If you make under $54,000, you qualify for free help. Our services, and the possibility of getting a refund are first-rate reasons to make an appointment with us!”

Winkler wanted a small community-feeling place when she set out for college, and Menlo College fit the bill. Winkler is an accounting major who interned with Price-Waterhouse-Coopers this past summer. She already has a job offer in auditing that she will start in September. During her time at Menlo, she worked part-time, helping a local CPA with tax work. “I’ve learned so much there,” she said.

Winkler is a peer tutor and a note taker in the Academic Success Center, and she is President of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honors society. “I’m happy that I’ve had a great experience at Menlo,” Winkler said. “Professor Little was a huge help getting me up to speed with the program. Course material in the entrepreneurship class was unique. I particularly liked the case studies where we learned about businesses in Silicon Valley. A lot of what we learn here at Menlo, we’ll be able to take into the field.”