Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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.

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MSE alum leads innovative online company

Reading Time: 3 minutes  While the daily fantasy sports industry has boomed in recent years and sports betting has become legalized in as many as eight states already across the US, has shown staying power as a trusted resource in the industry. Cameron MacMillan (BSAc ’07, MSE ’09), one of the website’s trio

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2019’s property taxes by state

Reading Time: 1 minute  “Depending on where you live, property taxes can be a small inconvenience or a major burden,” writes WalletHub. “The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes shell out

Robert Knechel

Fisher School professor receives doctoral mentorship award

Reading Time: 2 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of five recipients of the 2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award from the University of Florida Graduate School. The award recognizes a standard of excellence, innovation and effectiveness

Racing for a personal cause

Reading Time: 3 minutes  George Pollock discovered his love of cycling as a student at the Fisher School of Accounting while competing on the UF club cycling team that made the collegiate cycling national championships at Stanford University in 1990. Over 25 years later, he channeled his passion for cycling into a more personal

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SOX 404(b) provides investor value after all

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Since its enactment in 2002 in response to notorious financial scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other corporate behemoths, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, has been a continuing target of criticism. And probably no provision of the law has provoked more animus than Section 404(b), which requires public companies to have