Fisher School of Accounting Articles

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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

Luke Watson

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

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Accounting professor named to Poets & Quants’s 40 Under 40 List

Dr. Marcus Kirk, the Luciano Prida Sr. Term Assistant Professor at the Fisher School of Accounting, was recognized by Poets & Quants in its 2016 “Most Outstanding 40-Under-40 Business School Professors” list. Read Dr. Kirk’s profile, and see why he is a rising star in his profession.  

Julie Varsha

Student Spotlight: Julie Varsha

Tax Day can be a stressful date for some Americans as they rush to file their taxes before the deadline. For those who can’t afford tax preparation assistance, the stress is even greater. Fortunately, students like junior Julie Varsha are here to help. Varsha is one of many Fisher School

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Fisher School ranks fourth among nation’s best accounting schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting ranked fourth in Online Accounting Degree Programs’ “50 Best Accounting Schools in the USA 2016” rankings. Online Accounting Degree Programs celebrated the Fisher School for its “quality, diversity and competitive research,” as well as its unique 3/2 Program which allows students to

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Premier journal honors Fisher Eminent Scholar with Best Paper Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The work of Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was honored by the American Accounting Association (AAA)—Auditing Section with the Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT) Best Paper Award during its Midyear Meeting on Jan.

Dr. Jesse Boyles, Parker Fields, Cindy Dosch, Samantha Wiley, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico and Abby Wambach

Fisher School places second in national case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting finished second in Deloitte’s FanTAXtic student tax case study competition Jan. 15-17 at Deloitte University—Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas. Fisher students Cindy Dosch, Parker Fields, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico and Samantha Wiley each earned a $1,000 scholarship, and

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Fisher team wins regional title, advances to national finals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. Seventy-seven teams representing 54 colleges and universities participated in the regional event on Nov. 6-7, held at Deloitte offices