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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

Campus News | March 24, 2021

Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.

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People | November 9, 2020

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

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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.

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Campus News | May 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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.

Accounting In The News

The 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

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...
April 12, 2021
Paulette Tandy (Accounting) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Internal Audit Foundation for The Institute for Internal Auditors' (IIA) Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program for the 2021-22 academic year. The grant will be used to hire a teaching assistant to help with the internal auditing classes and continuing to...
March 12, 2021
Jason Smith (Accounting) and his co-authors Eric T. Rapley (Colorado State University) and, Jesse C. Robertson (University of North Texas) recently had their paper, "The Effects of Disclosing Critical Audit Matters and Auditor Tenure on Nonprofessional Investors' Judgements," accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy...
March 10, 2021
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) published an article for The Conversation titled "Support for Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package May Not Be as Broad as it Seems – It’s All a Matter of Perspective" with Dave Piercey from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Conversation is a website dedicated to sharing academic research with a...
February 24, 2021
Anjala Krishen (Marketing) and Robyn Raschke (Accounting) received honorable mention for Outstanding Journal of Marketing Education Article of the Year for “The Story Only Few Can Tell: Exploring the Disproportionately Gendered Professoriate in Business Schools."