The American Accounting Association (AAA) recently announced that our very own Dr. Martha Eining was one of two recipients of the 2014 AAA Outstanding Service Award along with Gail Hoover King. This AAA award, which may be awarded at any time by the Board of Directors, was presented in the form of unique glass art pieces to the pair on Tuesday, August 5th at the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a labor of love, The Road Home's winter overflow shelter got an extreme makeover, complete with lilac-painted walls and lots of helping hands.
As part of an annual service project, about 130 students and faculty from the University of Utah's Master of Accounting program showed up early Wednesday to restore the shelter in preparation for winter.
The home has accommodated up to 300 people in the past, offering families a place to sleep, eat and bathe.
The David Eccles School of Business today announced Dr. Christine Botosan, professor of accounting and associate dean of graduate affairs, has been elected president of the American Accounting Association's board of directors. Botosan will serve as president for the AAA’s 2014–2015 year, beginning her term at the distinguished group's annual conference this year taking place Aug. 2–6 in Atlanta. She recently completed her term as president-elect for the 2013–2014 year.
Brianna Koucos, a senior career counselor with the Undergraduate Career Management Center, traveled recently with two groups of students to visit Grant Thornton offices in Paris and the Bay Area. Here, she writes a bit about the trips:
The David Eccles School of Business students made two trips to Grant Thornton this spring.
The first was in Paris, France, where the Business Scholars met with partner and alumnae Johanna Nielsen (’01).
Marci Butterfield, an associate professor at the David Eccles School of Business’s School of Accounting, was recently named an Outstanding Faculty Advisor award winner by Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society for students and professionals that boasts more than 300 chapters on college campuses.
Butterfield is one of only four winners of the honor from across the country, and will collect a $5,000 prize and plaque from McGladrey LLP at BAP’s annual conference later this year in Atlanta.
Education can take you to some unusual places, and affect you in atypical ways—like, say, taking the stand in the courtroom of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge as expert witnesses for the prosecution AND the defense.
Two students in Dr. Martha Eining’s Fraud and Forensic Accounting class, Chase Potter and Mariela Zhivkova (pictured), recently had just that experience in the courtroom of Justice William Thurman, answering questions from real lawyers from the firm of Durham, Jones & Pinegar about a fraud case Eining’s class had explored all semester.
While complaining about bosses is almost a national pastime, new research suggests that good bosses stick around and make their workers more productive, while the worst managers don’t last very long in the workplace.
“The Value of Bosses,” a paper co-authored by Christopher Stanton, an assistant Finance professor at the David Eccles School of Business, was recently conditionally accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Labor Economics.
The demand for business professionals who know about technology is growing by leaps and bounds—a trend that is especially pronounced on the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah—and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has created a new certificate program to help professionals and students advance their careers and enhance their technical proficiency.