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Department of Accounting News

Accounting is blend of theory and practice, the curriculum prepares students to compete in the dynamic accounting field. Accountants pursue careers and advancement in taxation, public accounting, managerial or corporate accounting, and government.

Current Accounting News

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Portrait of Aaron Saiewitz, PhD, CPA
People | July 12, 2021

A lifelong musician and a successful former director in a CPA firm, he took an unusual path to becoming a professor.

Accounting Major Jennifer Atton
Campus News | March 24, 2021

Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.

First-generation college student Kiara Sims
People | November 9, 2020

Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.

two people working on an engine
Campus News | September 16, 2020

Team climbs to new heights in standings at Baja SAE competition in a year where the rubber never met the road.

Outdoor portrait of Stacy Palacios-Esparza.
People | June 15, 2020

The administrative assistant III and business student shares tips on keeping her life organized and productive.

Accounting In The News

Conversation
March 8, 2021

Congress is on the verge of spending US$1.9 trillion to provide additional coronavirus relief to Americans, including $1,400 direct payments and extended unemployment benefits. Opinion polls show the bill has strong support, even among Republican voters.

GOBankingRates
March 8, 2021

Congress is on the verge of spending US$1.9 trillion to provide additional coronavirus relief to Americans, including $1,400 direct payments and extended unemployment benefits. Opinion polls show the bill has strong support, even among Republican voters.

SF Magazine
August 1, 2020

I have learned numerous lessons throughout my life, but the most valuable to me is that, although we don’t all begin at the same starting line, we all have an opportunity to cross the finish line.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 13, 2019

For three months last year, some of UNLV’s brightest future accountants were trying to figure out how to sell more empanadas.

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.

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

January 24, 2023
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) published a paper in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) titled, "Theoretical and Practical Guidance for Incorporating Auditor-Client Communication in Experimental Research," co-authored with Rick Hatfield at the University of Alabama. AJPT is an A level journal on the Lee Business School journal list…
October 3, 2022
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) has been named the inaugural recipient of the UNLV Accounting Alumni Fellowship. This new fellowship represents another significant sign of support, recognizing the importance of attracting, retaining, and supporting outstanding faculty who serve Lee Business School students and prepare them for their professional…
November 18, 2021
Jason Smith (Accounting) recently had his publication titled  "An Audit Quality Inspection Scandal: Ethical Lapses in a Misguided Attempt to Alleviate Regulatory Scrutiny" accepted by Issues in Accounting Education, the premier educational journal in accounting.  The case, co-authored by Smith, Johnk Keyser of Case Western Reserve University, and…
November 15, 2021
Jenny Ulla (Accounting) recently had her paper titled "Man versus Machine: Complex Estimates and Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence" accepted by the Journal of Accounting and Research, one of the top three academic journals in accounting. The study, co-authored by Benjamin P. Commerford, Sean A. Dennis, and Jennifer R. Joe, examines how "…
September 22, 2021
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) and Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) published with their co-author Michael Lee of the Skema Business School in the Journal of Business Research, "Signaling green! firm ESG signals in an interconnected environment that promote brand valuation."    
May 26, 2021
Robert M. Cornell (Accounting) has a forthcoming article with Eddward T. Herron (University of Central Oklahoma) in Journal of Business Research, titled “Creativity Amidst Standardization: Is Creativity Related to Auditors’ Recognition of and Responses to Fraud Risk Cues?” The research examines the association between aspects of creativity and…