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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 the premier journal for publishing articles reporting the results of accounting research and explaining and illustrating related research methodology. Currently, Knechel is an Editor of The Accounting Review. He will

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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 in mentoring doctoral students through their final dissertation. Knechel is the third Warrington faculty member to receive the award. “I am very honored for this recognition,” Knechel said. “Doctoral education is

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Faculty News Roundup: Warrington professors’ successes in 2017-2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics like cryptocurrency, energy, leadership, IPOs, brick-and-mortar retail stores and entrepreneurship, Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected in the world.   Warrington faculty had 176

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Fisher School professor receives honorary doctorate

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business this June in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of accounting. “This was quite a surprise, and a real honor,” Knechel said. “The recipients come from a number of elite schools – Harvard, Stanford, Columbia – and include a Nobel laureate in economics. To place an audit

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Eminent Scholar honored for contributions to auditing literature

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association at its 2017 midyear meeting. Dr. Knechel was given an award highlighting his notable contributions to auditing literature, specifically for a paper titled Audit Fees: A Meta-analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes. The award, which was given to Dr. Knechel, David C. Hay and Norman Wong, is a lifetime contribution award for those who have contributed

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Eminent Scholar named to advisory position at PCAOB

Reading Time: < 1 minute GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports and to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers. The Standing Advisory Group, which includes auditors, investors, public company executives, and scholars among others, advises the PCAOB on the development of auditing

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Premier journal honors Fisher Eminent Scholar with Best Paper Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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. 14-16 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Knechel was recognized for his work “Audit Quality: Insights from the Academic Literature,” which appeared in AJPT in 2013. Dr. Knechel coauthored the paper with

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Knechel named to Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research’s board

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was named to the board of the newly-created Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). FAR, which officially launched on October 20, was created to provide “a unique collaboration between science and practice, strengthening the learning curve of the audit industry and its stakeholders, feeding accountancy education, and sustainably bolstering the accountancy research community in the Netherlands and abroad.” Because of significant

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Knechel receives UF research professorship

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was awarded a UF Research Foundation Professorship for 2015-18. Dr. Knechel was one of 34 University of Florida scholars to receive the honor. UFRF professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research that places them among the leaders in their discipline, and an active current research program that is likely to lead to continuing

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Knechel receives one of accounting organization’s highest honors

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair, has been named the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) 2015 Outstanding Auditing Educator. Dr. Knechel is the first professor from the Fisher School of Accounting to receive this award, which he received last month at AAA’s 2015 Auditing Section Midyear Conference and Doctoral Consortium in Miami. The Outstanding Auditing Educator Award is one of the AAA’s most prestigious honors, recognizing “contributions to accounting education from scholarly endeavors