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Warrington accounting faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2020. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. “Faculty chosen for UFRF Professorships have a proven

Fisher student earns prestigious scholarship

Fisher School of Accounting student Andres Diaz received the 2020-2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover $10,000 worth of tuition, fees, books and supplies. Diaz will graduate in May 2021 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. “The scholarship will significantly reduce the financial burden my family must bear to support both me and my two sisters through college,” Diaz said. “It is also a huge personal accomplishment to know that my hard work

Fisher School alumna wins respected award

Fisher School of Accounting alumna Dayna Simon earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, pass all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and have completed all testing in 2019. There were only 133 recipients out of almost 75,000 candidates who sat for the CPA exam in 2019. Simon earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master

Warrington alumni in China donate masks to UF and the world

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, medical equipment supplies have dwindled, leaving first responders and health care workers with a shortage of much needed personal protection equipment. Business Gators from around the world have stepped up to the plate to help those in need during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. Two of those alumni, Jane Sun and Hillary Wang, have donated more than 3 million masks to medical and essential workers around the globe. Read more

App developed by Fisher School alumna offering curbside pickup now free for customer and business use

“Many restaurants are now forced to start offering curbside pickup or delivery due to coronavirus concerns. We’ll show you how an app called Byppo developed by a UF graduate is making it easier for both businesses and customers to do so all for free,” writes Landon Harrar of WCJB.  Learn more about how Fisher School of Accounting alumna Victoria Liu’s (BSAc, MAcc ’19) app is helping connect restaurants with customers during the COVID-19 outbreak in this story from WCJB. 

Fisher School graduate program among the top 10 for sixth year in a row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business continued to hold its position as a preeminent program on U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Graduate Schools” list released Tuesday. For the sixth consecutive year, it was named among the top 10 public programs in the nation. The graduate accounting program is ranked No. 9 among U.S. public schools and No. 20 overall. It outranked graduate accounting programs at

C-suite views: Atlanta alumnae share career and leadership advice

When Business Gators leave The Swamp, they embark on a journey to make their mark on the world. Many move to the city famously known by only the first letter of its name – Atlanta.  Alison Rand, Suzanne Christensen and Lara Long are three Fisher School alumnae who made their way to the A-town and into the C-suite. In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to read how these wonder women climbed their way to the top of

Trading security for innovation

Victoria Liu secured a full-time job 18 months before graduating from the Fisher School of Accounting and was set to become an audit staff member at an accounting firm in Miami. That all changed when she attended a Florida football game. Liu (BSAc ’19, MAcc ’19) wanted to get a snack and drink at the concession stand, but when she found it, the line stretched throughout the concourse area. She retreated to her seat instead of waiting over 15 minutes

Two Warrington staff honored with Superior Accomplishment Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business is proud to announce Michelle Helmer and John Laibson as winners of University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Awards in Division 3. The Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize UF staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees. Staff are nominated by their peers. Michelle Helmer is Director of Outreach Programs in Warrington’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center. She has worked at

It all adds up to love

In March of 1998, Adrienne Figur (BSAc, MAcc ’98) was just a few months away from completing her master’s degree in accounting. She had a successful summer internship at Ernst & Young’s tax practice under her belt and an offer for a full-time position in the company’s New York City office. While Adrienne thought she was going to begin her career in the Big Apple, that quickly changed when she met Randy Figur (BA ’92) at a bar mitzvah the