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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

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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.

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People | October 30, 2019

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

Accounting In The News

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.

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.

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

November 2, 2020
Danijel Zekanovic (Accounting) and Jacob Tolbert (Graphic Design), alongside their bandmate, J.P Ocampo, self-released their debut album, Garage Band. Their band, Post Noble, has been together for their entire college career and is now featured on several streaming services. Zekanovic and Tolbert are students.
October 12, 2020
Jason Smith (Accounting) recently had his research, "Investor Perceptions of Government Deregulation: Evidence from Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act," accepted for publication in Accounting Horizons, an "A" journal on the Australian Business Deans Council journal list. Smith's research study, which is co-authored with colleagues from...
August 13, 2020
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) has been appointed the Kenneth and Tracy Knauss Endowed Chair in Accounting. The endowment was established to provide financial support for the department of accounting’s premier faculty member. The position was previously held by Lee Business School accounting professor Bill Messier and is awarded for a three-year...
August 13, 2020
Dominic Ronca, Stephanie Pohl, and Claire Stanley (Accounting) of the Beta Alpha Psi Theta Omicron Chapter received the Gold Chapter Award for the fifth year in a row at the international organization's  2020 virtual annual meeting. In addition, for the first time in Beta Alpha Psi history, the Theta Omicron chapter received first...
July 24, 2020
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) and Robyn Raschke (Accounting) recently were included in a Forbes article, “Covid-19 The Opportunity For Business Schools To Think Creatively,” which featured the findings from their paper, “The Story Only Few Can Tell: Exploring the Disproportionately Gendered Professoriate in Business Schools...
July 6, 2020
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) was recently re-appointed to the editorial advisory and review board for Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT). It is an A-level journal on the Lee Business School Journal List and is widely considered the premier journal focused on auditing research. This is Saiewitz's second three-year term on the AJPT...