Fisher School of Accounting Articles: page 15

Knechel appointed Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting Dr. W R Knechel has been appointed Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. The publication is one of the premier academic accounting journals contributing to “improving the practice and theory of auditing and promoting communication between research and practice, which will influence present and future developments in auditing education as well as auditing research and practice.” Dr. Knechel has previously served on the publication’s editorial board as an

Fisher School makes great gains in new PAR ranking

Gainesville, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting has one the most admired undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the U.S., according to the 28th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors published by Public Accounting Report (PAR). The Fisher School earned the distinction of the largest upward move on the undergraduate rankings, jumping from #21 last year to #10 in this year’s rankings. Florida also made the biggest move (compared to last year) in the graduate rankings, from # 21 to

Fisher School’s Tucker wins university award for research excellence

Gainesville, Fla. – Jennifer Tucker, of the Fisher School of Accounting, has been selected as one of ten recipients of this year’s Jack Wessel Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. Tucker is the Luciano Prida, Sr. Professor at the Fisher School, where she teaches graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory. There were 21 nominations made by deans university-wide for the prize. The award carries with it a one-time, non-recurring allocation to support research, which can be used to fund

UF’s Demski is ranked No. 1 in accounting literature

Gainesville, Fla. – A new working paper authored by Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph’s University has named Joel Demski, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting, the most prolific author in the accounting literature of the past half-century (1959-2008). Heck calls the authors identified in the study “truly remarkable.” Even more remarkable: Demski was the number one author in two analyses, one of more than 600 published in five leading accounting journals, and a second of a similar number

Fisher students named 2008 KPMG Diversity Leaders

Gainesville, Fla. – KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has selected Fisher School of Accounting students Sharon Koele and Tatiana Lewinsky for its 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) class. Koele and Lewinsky are among 51 students from across the U.S. who were chosen to participate in the FDL as a result of their commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement, and active participation in diversity organizations. In its continuing effort to increase and support minority representation

Fisher School lands grant from EU for new research

Gainesville, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting has been awarded a grant by the European Union for a new research project on auditing standards. The study will be conducted by the International Center for Research in Accounting and Auditing (ICRAA) housed in the Fisher School. W. Robert Knechel, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and director of the ICRAA, will be heavily involved in the study “Evaluation of the differences between International Standards on Auditing (ISA) with the standards

Fisher School cracks Public Accounting Report’s top 10 list

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting was ranked the #10 graduate program in the US in the 26th Annual Professor’s Survey published by Public Accounting Report magazine. UF moved up three spots from 2006 and, among U.S. public schools, is ranked #7 for its master’s program. Fisher’s doctoral program also appeared in this year’s survey for the first time, coming in at #23. Rankings in PAR’s survey are obtained through peer evaluation, with faculty, department

Kaufman, Rossin & Company donate $50,000 to Fisher School of Accounting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kaufman, Rossin & Company have pledged $50,000 to the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida in honor of firm founders and managing principles James R. Kaufman (BSBA ‘57) and Jay H. Rossin (BSBA ‘55). Founding the company in 1962, Fisher School alumni Jim and Jay set out to create a dynamic, young and innovative firm. Along the way, they built one of the largest (Top 100) CPA firms in the country, employing numerous UF

Florida among top 30 in research

The Warrington College of Business ranks in the top thirty overall‐and as high as #2 within disciplinary categories‐in a new study of U.S. business school research performance. The study, which examined more than 700 accredited MBA programs in the country, was published in the December issue of the Academy of Management Journal. The study rated Warrington faculty research productivity: 2nd in marketing 17th in accounting 24th in insurance, international business & real estate 27th in overall research 29th in finance