Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Victoria Liu created an app to stop customers from standing in long lines.

Trading security for innovation

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 (BSBA ’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

Michelle Helmer and John Laibson

Two Warrington staff honored with Superior Accomplishment Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Adrienne and Randy Figur

It all adds up to love

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Christy Evans with her dog

Student Spotlight: Christy Evans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  While working as a student in the Fisher School of Accounting’s Master of Accounting program, Christy Evans has also spent time outside of the classroom to become a more well rounded person and professional. She works as a citizen scientist for the UF

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Six Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Reading Time: 4 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six students from the Warrington College of Business received Outstanding International Student Awards from the University of Florida International Center on November 19. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2019 are: Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22): Shao, originally from Shenyang, China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology

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Trip.com’s Sun on gender equality in tech industry | Bloomberg Equality

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Bloomberg Equality, Bloomberg’s Selina Wang speaks to Fisher School of Accounting alumna Jane Sun (BSAc ’92), the CEO of Trip.com, China’s largest online travel agency. As the only female CEO of a major internet company in China, Sun shares her views on how Trip.com has boosted female leadership in the company. 

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Fisher students win regional case competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute A team of Fisher School of Accounting students won the regional competition for the 19th annual Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Study Competition. Carson Goodman, Madison O’Brien, Jensine Varghese, Jackson Weisbrot and Rebecca Witschel advanced to the national competition, which will be held on January 17-19, 2020 at Deloitte University — located just outside of Dallas, Texas. The students were tasked with advising the owners of a technology start-up company on the most tax efficient manner in which to structure their

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What I learned at the Women in Accounting Symposium

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Quinn Fisher Simpson When I was invited to attend the Women in Accounting Symposium through the Fisher School of Accounting, I was not sure what to expect. I was an underclassman going to an upperclassmen event, listening to many successful women help me build my future. I have several successful women in my life who have always encouraged me, so I was having trouble seeing how this could be any different. To my surprise, this would prove to be