Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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Fisher School master’s and undergraduate programs rank in top 5 among publics by Public Accounting Report

Reading Time: 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Once again, accounting professors and deans have ranked the Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate and master’s programs in the top 5 among publics and its doctoral program in the top 15 among publics on the Public Accounting Report’s 38th Annual Professors Survey. The undergraduate program rose to No.

Warrington faculty member Anuj Kumar sitting in his office by a bookshelf holding up a magnifying class that reflects the courtyard outside of his office.

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2018-2019 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative

Ashlyn Lowe

Fisher student named Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship recipient

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting student Ashlyn Lowe is the recipient of a 2019-2020 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover $10,000 worth of tuition, fees, books and supplies. Lowe is a combined undergraduate and graduate student at the Fisher School. She will

John Simmons

Inaugural Fisher School director dies at 81

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with great sadness we announce the death of John K. Simmons, the inaugural Director of the Fisher School of Accounting at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. Dr. Simmons died on July 19, 2019, in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he lived after retiring from the

Ricky Caplin

Lessons in leadership

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Robert Knechel

Fisher School professor named Senior Editor of premier accounting journal

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center at the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting has been named the next Senior Editor of The Accounting Review. Now in its 92nd year of publication, The Accounting Review is

Michael Dougherty and Emily Buzby

Two Fisher alumni receive prestigious CPA award

Reading Time: 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fisher School of Accounting alumni Emily Buzby and Michael Dougherty received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.90 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have

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Seven Warrington alumni named to inaugural 40 Under 40

Reading Time: 8 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alumni from across the Warrington College of Business were named to the first 40 Under 40, presented on the University of Florida campus during the Orange & Blue weekend festivities. Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Under 40 honors Gators who are going

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2019 best credit cards for students with no credit

Reading Time: 1 minute WalletHub recently ranked the best credit cards for students to consider if they don’t have credit history. Fisher School of Accounting Assistant Professor Blake Bowler provided some expert guidance on why it’s important for those without credit to consider a credit card, mistakes first-time credit card holders make and more. Read

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Fisher School graduate program maintains top 10 status for fifth consecutive year

Reading Time: 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business claimed its fifth consecutive top-10 finish among public schools as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2020” rankings released Tuesday. The graduate accounting program is ranked No.