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Current Accounting News

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

exterior of Beam Hall at night
People | October 30, 2019

Tandy, a longtime Lee Business School professor and administrator, will begin as interim dean on Jan. 1, 2020.

exterior of Beam Hall with Lee Business School on building
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.

Two students are debating with one another.
Campus News | December 27, 2018

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

Cyndi Backstrom, a manager of IT Support Services Poses in front of UNLV sign.
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

Accounting In The News

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.

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.​

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

October 28, 2019
Anjala Krishen (Marketing) and Robyn Raschke (Accounting) recently published "The Story Only Few Can Tell: Exploring the Disproportionately Gendered Professoriate in Business Schools" in Journal of Marketing Education. The study examined the relationship between perceived differences in workload (research, teaching, and service) and faculty...
September 16, 2019
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) and co-author Elaine Wang of the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently had their paper, "Using Cultural Mindsets to Reduce Cross-National Auditor Judgment Differences," accepted to Contemporary Accounting Research, a premier accounting research journal. The research paper was supported by a grant from the Center...
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.