Fisher School of Accounting Articles

Accountant and Advocate

Barbara Jean Raskin (BSBA ’73) recalls that when she graduated in 1973 from the Warrington College of Business the accounting students she walked across the stage with were mostly male. “There were maybe 3 or 4 women in the program, tops,” she said. While it was something that she never

Ted Fernandez

A Calculated Risk

Ted Fernandez (BSAc ’78) was staring at what most would consider a dream opportunity. He was the youngest of six candidates for the open Chairman position at KPMG while already running the firm’s strategic consulting business and serving as a member of its executive committee. However, he was also beginning

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Fisher’s Beta Alpha Psi named a superior chapter

The Fisher School of Accounting’s Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received recognition as a superior chapter for its outstanding efforts during the 2016-17 academic year. Last year, the Fisher School’s chapter received the Most Improved Chapter award at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting. They continue their exemplary success

Fisher School hosts 11th Annual Women in Accounting Symposium

The Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business recognized the importance and impact of its female students and alumnae at the 11th Annual Women in Accounting Symposium on Sept. 29. “I never dreamed that when I started in 1973 in public accounting that I’d

Dr. Gary McGill

Fisher School ranks in top 10 among U.S. publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked sixth among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” edition released Tuesday. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked 11th in the U.S. “I am very pleased to see recognition of

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Fisher School’s programs remain among nation’s elite in PAR rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs moved up or held their ranking among public programs in Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) 36th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. Among publics, the Fisher School remained No. 7 in undergraduate programs while jumping to No. 8 in

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

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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

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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