12/10/13 9:00am
12/10/2013 9:00 AM
COURTESY PHOTO | Girl Scouts L to R front row: Victoria Hilton, Amanda Aurichio and Paige Confort  (all students at Greenport High School) with Troop Leader Ruthanne Corazzini.  L to R back row: LITPS Chair Robert Goldfarb, CPA and LITPS Head of Operations: Ross Kass, CPA

COURTESY PHOTO | Girl Scouts L to R front row: Victoria Hilton, Amanda Aurichio and Paige Confort (all students at Greenport High School) with Troop Leader Ruthanne Corazzini. L to R back row: LITPS Chair Robert Goldfarb, CPA and LITPS Head of Operations: Ross Kass, CPA

Greenport’s girl scouts got a taste of the business world recently as they volunteered for the seventh straight year with the National Conference of CPA Practitioners over in Woodbury recently.

The group, about 10 girls, helped the organization at its Long Island Tax Preparers Symposium keep track of attendance, collected evaluations, handed out literature needed for the conference, and completed other tasks while about 700 professionals from the area attended while attaining continuing professional education credits.

While CPAs and girl scouts might not seem like two peas that would fit in the same pod, pack leader Ruthann Corazinni said that the girls are able to gain a little bit of real-world experience from the trip.

“Living out here, they don’t typically see big business seminars,” said Ms. Corrazinni, who has been leading the troops for close to 13 years. “So getting to see and talk to people in the financial industry is a good chance to get a lot of business exposure.”