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Virtual event highlights the importance of diversity in the workplace

Students from across the Warrington College of Business and UF were invited to a new event from Business Career Services designed to showcase the importance of diversity in the workplace. Over the three-night event, called Diversity in the Workplace, students had the opportunity to hear from Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins on why inclusivity is important to everyone, a team from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) on how diversity influences their business decisions, Margo Downs on creating inclusive workplaces and a game

Lara Long (BSAc, MAcc ’93) | January 2021

Long (BSAc 1993, MAcc 1993) is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at AGCO Corporation.  She was recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic and technical issues, project priorities and other matters that affect standard setting. The FASAC provides the FASB with diverse perspectives from individuals with varied business and professional backgrounds. In her new appointment, Long will serve a three-year term beginning on

Corinne Turcotte (BSAc, MAcc ’11) | November 2020

Turcotte (BSAc 2011, MAcc 2011) has been named Partner at James Moore & Company. Turcotte, CPA, has been a member of the firm for nearly ten years. She focuses on nonprofit organizations, addressing their taxation issues and providing audit, assurance, and accounting and controllership services. Based in James Moore’s Gainesville office, she is one of the leaders of the firm’s Nonprofit Services Team and is a certified member of the Not‐For‐Profit section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

John Haven (BSAc ’00, MAcc ’00) | October 2020

Haven (BSAc 2000, MAcc 2000) recently began as the new Vice President for the Business and Financial Services Division at the University of West Georgia.  Haven comes to the University of West Georgia from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he led the Finance and Administration division, which included Purchasing, Budget, Controller, Human Resources, Housing, University Centers, Police, Risk Management, Travel, Auxiliaries, Pablo Performing Arts Center, Facilities, and the Children’s Academy.  Previously he was the Executive Director of

Scott Sherman (BSAc, MAcc ’05) | August 2020

Sherman (BSAc 2005, MAcc 2005) is the co-founder and managing principal of Teicera Capital. He is responsible for strategic direction, sourcing investment opportunities, capital markets and operations for the firm. He was recently named to the South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  Previously, Sherman was Vice President of Acquisitions at Thor Equities. He was responsible for acquisitions in the Southeast United States including Miami, Washington, DC, Nashville, Austin and Charleston. Additionally, he was a key member of

Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the Warrington College of Business received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and The Economist. The exceptional rankings we received from these publications affirm our strong student quality, alumni success, value of programs, faculty excellence, first-class student services, and global recognition and influence. The Warrington College of Business is a top-tier institution, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent rankings below.

Brad Gould (BSAc ’98, MAcc ’98) July 2020

Gould (BSAc 1998, MAcc 1998), a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee.

6 ways a master’s degree will prepare you for the post-COVID-19 job market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the world we once knew. With the pandemic forcing people and industries to constantly adapt as the situation progresses, it can make your career search even more challenging than it already is. Rest assured, though. There is one thing that will make finding a career easier and more likely to land you a great position – a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, increase your

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy (BSAc ’96, MAcc ’96) | April 2020

Gulacsy (BSAc 1996, MAcc 1996) is the Chief Accounting Officer at SeaWorld Entertainment. She was recently appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, while retaining her role as CAO.  Gulacsy has been with the company for seven years and has previously served as interim CFO and Treasurer. Prior to her appointment as CAO, Gulacsy served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting since 2016 and Director, Financial Reporting from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining SeaWorld, from 2011 to 2013, Gulacsy served as

Mike Silva (BSAc ’90, MAcc ’94, JD ’94) | April 2020

Silva (BSAc 1990, MAcc 1994, JD 1994) is partner at McDermott Will & Emery. The office recently expanded its Miami Tax and Private Client presence with a six-member team including Silva.  Silva advises on international tax law, focusing on US investment structures, cross-border tax issues, tax treaty planning, withholding obligations of US real property investments and US activities of foreign banks. He has significant experience advising on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in respect of third-party reporting obligations by