Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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 monthly 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

Six students stand with awards alongside two international programs directors

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

Jane Sun speaks during an interview with Bloomberg’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, China’s largest online travel agency. As the only female CEO of a major internet company in China, Sun shares her views on how has boosted female leadership in the company. 

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

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

Steve Knopik speaks at Retail Smarter

A path to leadership

Reading Time: 2 minutes One week after Steve Knopik became an accounting major, he hit a roadblock. Knopik had breezed through every level of schooling to that point, but a surprise quiz in his first accounting class earned him a ‘D’ and the first difficult academic moment of his life. “I got walloped,” Knopik said. “It taught me that I wasn’t infallible or God’s gift to academia. I had to work hard.” That wakeup call changed his perspective on the accounting profession. Knopik realized

Jane Sun

This $20 billion Chinese tech giant empowers female leaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Ctrip CEO Jane Sun has made championing female leaders inside her company a top priority since she joined as CFO back in 2005,” writes Yahoo! Finance. In addition to providing free taxi rides to pregnant employees, welcome and education monetary gifts to new mothers and flexible work hours, Fisher School of Accounting alumna Jane Sun (BSAc ’92) has made Ctrip the only Chinese company that will fully pay for egg freezing for its female employees.  Hear from Sun about why

Whiteboard with drawing of a Gator with a speech bubble above his head with advice. The whiteboard is outside in a courtyard next to a bench in front of a sign that says Warrington College of Business

In your first semester at UF Warrington? Here’s some advice.

Reading Time: 2 minutes On behalf of the entire Warrington College of Business, if this is your first semester as a Business Gator, welcome! We’re so glad you joined the Gator Nation. While we hope your experience thus far has been everything you ever imagined, we know transitioning to life as an undergraduate or graduate student can be challenging at times. To help you during your early time here, we asked Warrington students, faculty, staff and alumni, who have all been there, to share

Giving back to the Fisher School

Reading Time: 3 minutes Who says accounting isn’t romantic? For Aaron (BSAc ’04, MAcc ’04) and Carly (BSPR 04) Topol, the Fisher School of Accounting played an integral role in their lives both professionally and personally.  Now married for more than 15 years, the couple briefly dated in high school before leaving for the University of Florida. They soon reunited on campus after Carly enrolled in the Intro to Financial Accounting course and knew she needed a bit of extra help. At her mother’s

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Fisher School remains sixth best undergraduate accounting program among publics in U.S. News rankings

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program was named No. 6 among U.S. public programs in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” edition released Monday, September 9. Overall, the Fisher School was ranked the No. 11 program in the U.S., as it was on the “2019 Best Colleges” list from U.S. News & World Report. The Fisher School also continues to be the No. 1 ranked undergraduate accounting program in the state of