Fisher School of Accounting Articles

Shannon Costello

Fisher graduate receives prestigious CPA award

Shannon Costello (BSAc ’15, MAcc ’16) received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.5 across four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2016. With

Fisher School mourns loss of Ph.D. graduate

The Fisher School is saddened by the loss of Dr. Bryan Church (Ph.D. ’86), who passed away on April 29. His memorial service was held on May 6 in Kennesaw, Ga. He was 57 years old. Dr. Church served on the faculty at Georgia Tech and spent five years in

Fisher School Spring Banquet

Fisher School honors students at awards banquet

Sallie Stern was named the Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year at the Fisher School of Accounting’s Spring Awards Banquet on April 13 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The award is selected by a faculty vote and is the highest honor awarded to

Robert Knechel

Eminent Scholar honored for contributions to auditing literature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association at its 2017 midyear meeting.  Dr. Knechel was given an award highlighting his notable contributions to auditing literature, specifically for a paper titled Audit Fees: A Meta-analysis of the

Fisher School Graduate Program Climbs in Rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate accounting program moved up in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2018” rankings released this month. The graduate accounting program is now tied for No. 18 overall, up two spots from last year, and No. 8 among publics.

Warrington alumna featured by Forbes China

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) was featured by Forbes China with a cover photo and story in the publication’s most recent issue. You can read the article about her success here. Sun ranked No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes China list of outstanding businesswomen in the country that was unveiled

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Inaugural banquet opens students’ eyes to accounting careers

As Mike Quackenbush (BSAc ’92, MAcc ’93) surveyed the 40-plus business students gathered for Tuesday’s Fisher School of Accounting’s “Careers in Accounting” banquet at the Hilton UF Conference Center Hotel, he recognized a familiar look on their faces. It was the same one he had about 25 years ago when

Robert Knechel

Eminent Scholar named to advisory position at PCAOB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports and to oversee

michael mayberry

Unintended consequence of SEC tax letters: Companies pay more taxes

Ever slow down when approaching a spot where you got stopped for speeding? Major companies react in a similar fashion when filing taxes the year after being flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While motorists hit the brakes, public companies increase their tax payments the year after receiving a

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Fisher team takes second place in Deloitte case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting finished in second place at the Deloitte Audit Innovation Case Competition on Dec. 3-4 in Charlotte. The case focused on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), the new accounting model the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has