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Department of Accounting News

Current Accounting News

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Business and Community | April 11, 2019

Only 5 percent of business schools globally have earned prestigious dual accreditation by Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools.

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Campus News | December 27, 2018

Student achievements including competition wins, a world record, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2018.

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People | December 3, 2018

After spending her workday at her computer, this manager of IT support services for the UNLV School of Medicine is only too happy to “unplug” once she gets home.

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People | September 4, 2018

From UNLV Magazine fall 2018 issue

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Campus News | September 3, 2018

A round up of news briefs from the fall 2018 issue of UNLV Magazine.

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Campus News | December 27, 2017

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.

Accounting In The News

CPA Practice Advisor
July 2, 2019

Earlier this month a team from the UNLV Lee Business School department of accounting competed in the final round of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) annual National Student Case Competition in San Diego, CA. UNLV competed against teams from across the nation, ultimately winning the competition.

Accounting Today
July 1, 2019

A student team representing the University of Las Vegas' Lee Business School department of accounting has won the Institute of Management Accountants' annual National Student Case Competition, held this year in San Diego, for the third year in a row.

Accounting Today
July 2, 2018

Two teams representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Lee Business School and its department of accounting competed in the final round of the Institute of Management Accountants' annual National Student Case Competition in Indianapolis on June 17, and one of them ultimately won the competition.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2017

Students in UNLV’s accounting program have big shoes to fill in the new school year after five graduates took home the grand prize in a national competition.

Internal Auditor
November 30, 2016

This year’s crop of Emerging Leaders is ripe with talent and ready for the challenges of today’s organizational demands.​

AICPA
August 13, 2015

The American Institute of CPAs today announced the opening of its 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition. The sixth annual competition, which will award a total of $40,000 to the winning teams, challenges undergraduate students to work together as management accountants to help a business hone their strategic plan. This means analyzing complex financial issues and recommending strategies for growth and continued success.

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

July 29, 2019
Donald Jones (Accounting) wrote an article, "Business Entity Organization Form for the Entrepreneur: An Educational Insight," which was published in the August issue of Practical Tax Strategies.
June 27, 2019
Danny Siciliano, Ingrid Zarate, Annie Lu, Claire Stanley, Alex Durham, and Bryan Shaffer (all Accounting) won the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Case Competition and took home $5,000. This is the third time UNLV has participated in the competition, and the third time a UNLV team has won first place. The Student Case Competition gives...
April 5, 2019
Danny Siciliano (Accounting) recently received the Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award. The Spanos Award is a prestigious annual teaching award established in 1981 to recognize excellence and innovation in teaching and mentorship. The award is accompanied by a $2,000 stipend.  
March 5, 2019
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) presented "Using Analytics to Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness" at the 18th annual Accounting Educators' Seminar hosted by University of Missouri-Kansas City and McGraw-Hill/Irwin earlier this month.
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is...
February 15, 2019
Danny Siciliano (Accounting) recently was named a Deloitte Faculty Fellow. Also an alum, Siciliano, '90 BS Business Administration - Accounting and '92 MBA, started his career at Deloitte in Las Vegas and moved on to several prominent positions before joining the accounting faculty at the Lee Business School. He is an award-winning instructor and...