Bachelor of Science in Accounting Articles: page 1

Accounting student honored with award for commitment to ethics

Jake Orlick is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award. He is the fifth recipient of this prestigious award. The Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award honors students in the Warrington College of Business who have demonstrated a commitment to the role of ethics in business, as evidenced through academic excellence, leadership, personal integrity and civic engagement. “It is a great honor to be chosen for this award!” Orlick said.

How do you stay motivated?

Some days are harder than others. Hard to get up in the morning, tackle your to-do list and get in a little exercise or family time. It’s in these challenging periods that you need to find a little motivation to keep progressing forward, but how do you do that? We Are Warrington podcast host Andy Lord ends every conversation with Warrington business leaders about what they do to stay motivated. See their top tips for motivation below and check out

What are you doing to invest in yourself?

Investing is an important topic covered throughout your time in business school. But beyond the usual lessons on the stock market, there’s valuable knowledge to be gained about how to invest in one of the most important things that will make you successful – yourself. We Are Warrington podcast host Andy Lord ends every conversation with Warrington business leaders about what steps they’re taking in order to better themselves. See their top tips for investing in yourself below and check

Thomas Olmsted (BAA ’65, MBA ’71) | January 2021

Olmsted (BAA 1965, MBA 1971) retired from the accounting industry after 25 years of working at a Gainesville firm. He is an avid collector, with over 100 collections in his possession.  Read more about Olmsted and his collections, from coffee cans to left-handed tools to banana labels, in this story about his unique life from WUFT. 

Lara Long (BSAc, MAcc ’93) | January 2021

Long (BSAc 1993, MAcc 1993) is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AGCO Corporation.  She was recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic and technical issues, project priorities and other matters that affect standard setting. The FASAC provides the FASB with diverse perspectives from individuals with varied business and professional backgrounds. In her new appointment, Long will serve a three-year term beginning on

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

Corinne Turcotte (BSAc, MAcc ’11) | November 2020

Turcotte (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2011) has been named Partner at James Moore & Company. Turcotte, CPA, has been a member of the firm for nearly ten years. She focuses on nonprofit organizations, addressing their taxation issues and providing audit, assurance, and accounting and controllership services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, she is one of the leaders of the firm’s Nonprofit Services Team and is a certified member of the Not‐For‐Profit section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

John Haven (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00) | October 2020

Haven (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000) recently began as the new Vice President for the Business and Financial Services Division at the University of West Georgia.  Haven comes to the University of West Georgia from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he led the Finance and Administration division, which included Purchasing, Budget, Controller, Human Resources, Housing, University Centers, Police, Risk Management, Travel, Auxiliaries, Pablo Performing Arts Center, Facilities, and the Children’s Academy.  Previously he was the Executive Director of

Scott Sherman (BSAc, MAcc ’05) | August 2020

Sherman (BSAc 2005, MAcc 2005) is the co-founder and managing principal of Teicera Capital. He is responsible for strategic direction, sourcing investment opportunities, capital markets and operations for the firm. He was recently named to the South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  Previously, Sherman was Vice President of Acquisitions at Thor Equities. He was responsible for acquisitions in the Southeast United States including Miami, Washington, DC, Nashville, Austin and Charleston. Additionally, he was a key member of

Justin Allbright (BSAc ’09, MBA ’13, JD ’13) | August 2020

Allbright (BSAc 2009, MBA 2013, JD 2013) is now the third generation of family ownership and President of Security Alarm Corporation, a 40-year-old systems integration company with two branches and 40+ employees operating in West Florida. Allbright transitioned from corporate banking and structured finance having closed $880,000,000 of senior secured credit facilities in six years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President at a national bank. Connect with him on LinkedIn.