Bachelor of Science in Accounting Articles: page 3

Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2018-2019

Over the 2018-2019 academic year, the Warrington College of Business received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Economist, Eduniversal and Ivy Exec. The exceptional rankings we received from these publications affirm our strong student quality, alumni success, value of programs, faculty excellence, first-class student services, and global recognition and influence. The Warrington College of Business is a top-tier institution, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent

David Magnotta (BSAc ’13) | July 2019

Magnotta (BSAc 2013) is Lead Retail Recruiter, Physical Stores at Amazon. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two dogs, Austin and Benson, and has been working in HR for Amazon for the last several years. As always, Go Gators! Connect with him on LinkedIn.

Megan Hendricks (BSAc ’97) | July 2019

Hendricks (BSAc 1997) is Executive Director at MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance. She recently received the Visionary Leadership Award from her organization, which recognizes outstanding and significant contributions to the organization and the MBA career services/recruitment industry. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

Johnnie P. James, Jr. (BSAc ’80, MAcc ’81) | July 2019

James (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981), CPA, was named CEO of the Lykes Bros., a Tampa-based agribusiness. James joins Lykes Bros. after a 30+ year career in public accounting serving large agricultural family businesses throughout the southeast. In addition to being a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since June of 2018, James has extensive executive and board level leadership experience across many diverse industries. James’ knowledge and experience with developing and running high profit growth businesses will help the

Daniel Castro (BSAc ’06, MAcc ’06) | July 2019

Castro (BSAc 2006, MAcc 2006), CPA, recently expanded his leadership role and will serve as the Tax Office Managing Partner at BDO’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices. He has more than 12 years of experience delivering corporate and tax accounting services to publicly traded and privately held clients across a range of industries. Castro has developed extensive knowledge in the areas of income tax compliance and income tax accounting under both U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and International Financial

Amber McCann (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’01) | July 2019

McCann (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2001), CPA, has owned her own practice, Amber McCann CPA, since 2005, in addition to being a Financial Representative with Modern Woodman of America. She is also the owner of Stage Left Theatre Company, which presents live theatrical productions all year long in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Robert Dow (BSAc ’80) | July 2019

Dow (BSAc 1980) joined the Birmingham law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C., as a Shareholder in Maynard Cooper’s Corporate, Securities and Tax Group and a member of the Public Company Advisory practice. He advises clients and their senior leadership and board members on corporate governance issues and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance issues. Connect with him on LinkedIn.  

Lessons in leadership

When Ricky Caplin (BSAc ’05, MAcc ’05) first came to the University of Florida in 2001, he considered his options and his long-term goals of becoming a leader in business as he selected his major. In choosing accounting, Caplin was able to learn both the language of business and gain experience from internships. “Accounting was a great way for me to gain a fundamental knowledge of business,” he said. “I had a lot of really good teachers.” Caplin completed two

Cameron MacMillan (BSAc ’07, MSE ’09) | May 2019

MacMillan (BSAc 2007, MSE 2009) is the co-founder of RotoGrinders, a web-based daily fantasy sports community and two-time Gator100 award-winning company. RotoGrinders was recently acquired by Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities and betting tips, for $21 million. Better Collective will hold 60 percent of the RotoGrinders shares, while MacMillan and co-founders Cal Spears and Riley Bryant will hold the remaining 40 percent of shares. MacMillan and co-founders will continue to manage the

John Staten (BSAc ’89, MAcc ’90) | March 2019

Staten (BSAc 1989, MAcc 1990) was named the Chief Operating Officer of Orange Lake Resorts, home of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand. Staten will play a key role in delivering a seamless and consistent brand experience instrumental to achieving resort and financial growth goals. Previously, Staten served as COO for Kaplan Higher Education. As COO at Orange Lake Resorts, Staten will help create customer-centric owner and guest experiences by using data and technology to anticipate needs and eliminate guest friction