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Department of Accounting News

The Department of Accounting provides a curriculum that dynamically blends theory and practice. Accounting students are prepared to pursue careers and advancement in the areas of taxation, public accounting, managerial or corporate accounting, and government.

Current Accounting News

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Campus News |

Faculty Robert Cornell and Van Whaley share their experiences using trauma-informed teaching techniques and Rebel Recovery Program resources to support students.

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Campus News |

A vigil honored Patricia Navarro Velez, Jerry Cha-Jan Chang, and Naoko Takemaru, who were killed in a campus shooting Dec. 6.

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Campus News |

The accounting professor was a role model for students and colleagues of color in academia.

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Campus News |

Community support will fund future scholarships in accounting, information systems, and Japanese studies.

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People |

The Patrick T. Smith Achievement in Service Award winner helped establish scholarship funds and launch a new center at Lee Business School.

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People |

The Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year has found balance between advising clients in Las Vegas' biggest industries or volunteering his time at local organizations.

Accounting In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

Through an analysis of Federal Bureau of Investigation internet crime data from 2022 and census data, Tiplati, an accounting software company, found Nevada had 286 victims of financial fraud per 100,000 people. The Silver State ranked just ahead of Delaware, Alaska, California and Colorado, per the report.

Conversation

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

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

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

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

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.

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

Scott C. Jackson (Accounting) and co-authors Blake Steenhoven (Queen's University) and Kristina Rennekamp (Cornell University) recently published their paper, "CEO gender and responses to shareholder activism," in Contemporary Accounting Research, a premier accounting research journal. The study investigates how a CEO’s cooperative or…
Jessica Gonzalez, Marisol Pulido, Preston Wong, Gian Cubacub (all Accounting) recently placed third in the national finals of the 2023 Deloitte FanTAXstic case competition. The team was supported by Debra Biordi (UNLV Faculty Advisory), Jae Wong (Deloitte Campus Recruiter), and Marissa Gaumer (Deloitte Advisor). More than 60 teams from top…
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) received the AJPT Award for Outstanding Reviewer Performance from Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. This award recognizes members of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Auditing Section for both the volume and quality of their paper reviews for AJPT, an A-level journal on the LEE journal rankings list…
Erin Hamilton and Jason Smith (both Accounting) recently had a paper published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) titled, "Explaining Away Intentional Misstatements: Do Management-Provided Excuses Decrease Auditor Skepticism?" AJPT is an A level journal on the Lee Business School journal list and the top journal for auditing-…
Aaron Saiewitz (Accounting) was recently appointed president-elect (2023-2024) and president (2024-2025) for the Accounting Behavior and Organizations (ABO) Section of the American Accounting Association. This is a significant honor and service commitment The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia.…
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…