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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

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.

UNLV graduate seated with decorated cap
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.

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.

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

June 5, 2020
Erin Hamilton and Jason Smith (both Accounting) recently were featured on Forbes.com in "Research Sheds New Light On How Corporate Fraud Is Perpetrated" about their research on financial reporting fraud.
May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral...
April 23, 2020
Tammy Perri (Accounting) has been chosen as the Faculty Advisor of the Year by RSM — a global audit, tax, and consulting firm that has an office located in Las Vegas. She will receive her award, along with a $5,000 prize at the Beta Alpha Psi conference, planned for August in Orlando.
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
March 10, 2020
Erin Hamilton and Jason Smith (both Accounting) recently had their paper, "Error or Fraud? The Effect of Omissions on Management's Fraud Strategies and Auditors' Evaluations of Identified Misstatements," accepted for publication in The Accounting Review. The Accounting Review is a top-three journal in accounting and an A+ on the LEE journal list.
February 21, 2020
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 that will be used to hire a teaching assistant to help with the internal auditing classes and continuing to implement the program at UNLV....