Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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Unintended consequence of SEC tax letters: Companies pay more taxes

Ever slow down when approaching a spot where you got stopped for speeding? Major companies react in a similar fashion when filing taxes the year after being flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While motorists hit the brakes, public companies increase their tax payments the year after receiving a

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Fisher team takes second place in Deloitte case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting finished in second place at the Deloitte Audit Innovation Case Competition on Dec. 3-4 in Charlotte. The case focused on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), the new accounting model the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has

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Accounting programs recognized in latest TaxTalent rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate and graduate programs both ranked among the nation’s top 10 public accounting programs in TaxTalent’s 2017 “Top in Tax Survey.” The Fisher School’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program and its MAcc—Taxation Specialization program were both ranked No. 3 among U.S. publics

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Fisher School mourns loss of former Ph.D. student

The Fisher School is saddened by the loss of Dr. Dave Stewart (Ph.D. ’80), who passed away on Nov. 3. He was 64 years old. Dr. Stewart taught at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management for 36 years, and was honored numerous times for his teaching and research. He

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Change for the better

Noelle Fennessy (BSAc ’16, MAcc ’16) came to a memorable, and somewhat sobering, realization two years ago when she attended Beta Alpha Psi’s Annual Meeting—an international gathering of the honor organization for financial information students and professionals. “Every chapter seemed to be more active than we were,” said Fennessy, now

Fisher alumna to share journey to the C-Suite

Karen O’Byrne’s (BSAc ’89, MBA ’06) journey to the C-suite had its twists and turns, but she never wavered thanks to her accounting education. It’s a success story O’Byrne hopes current Fisher students will emulate. O’Byrne, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Modernizing Medicine, will be one of

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Fisher School maintains impressive standing in US News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate program ranked fifth among U.S. public programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Colleges” edition released Tuesday. Overall, the Fisher School’s undergraduate program ranked 10th in the U.S. “I’m pleased to see the hard work of our students, faculty,

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Fisher School’s programs highly ranked in new PAR rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs all ranked among the top 15 U.S. public accounting programs in Public Accounting Report’s (PAR) 35th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors released today. Among U.S. publics, the Fisher School ranked 7th in undergraduate programs, 10th in master’s

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Fisher School honors students at annual awards banquet

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cindy Dosch was named Outstanding MAcc Student of the Year at the Fisher School of Accounting’s Spring Banquet on April 14 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The MAcc Student of the Year Award, which is selected by a faculty vote, is the highest honor

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Are corporate inversions worth it?

The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued guidelines aimed at curbing the practice of corporate inversions—where American companies shift their “tax mailboxes” overseas to pay a lower tax rate. While inversions yield a sizable and long-term tax benefit, this method rarely leads to long-term financial success, according to new research from