A UT Knoxville accounting professor testified before US Congress last week about regulatory initiatives being considered by several federal agencies and corporations. Joseph Carcello appeared before the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee of the Financial Services Committee in the United States House of Representatives.
Casey Adams, a two-time alumna of the College of Business Administration, passed away unexpectedly in 2011 at the age of twenty-three. The Nashville chapter of the Tax Executives Institute has established a Master of Accountancy scholarship in honor of Adams, who was a CPA for Ernst & Young in Nashville.
A team of four UT Knoxville students won $5,000 for demonstrating excellence in sustainability accounting. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants awarded the students second place in a national case competition focused on enhancing environmental sustainability practices at a luxury hotel.
The undergraduate and master’s level accounting programs in the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration have been ranked top 25 in the country among public universities, according to the 2010 Public Accounting Report. Both programs ranked 21st among programs with comparable faculty sizes.
Team Titans, a group of students from UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management needs your votes in the highly competitive 2010 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accounting Competition.
Joseph Carcello, the Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in UT’s College of Business Administration’s Department of Accounting and Information Management and the director of research for UT’s Corporate Governance Center, was reappointed for a third term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group.
In an economic climate where every dollar counts, the accounting profession is more important than ever. To study and recommend improvements in accounting education, the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants teamed to form the Pathways Commission. Chaired by UT Knoxville professor Bruce Behn, the commission’s objective is to develop strategies and structures to ensure an adequate supply of the best diverse talent to sustain the accounting profession over the long term.
East Tennessee native Roy Harmon remembers how challenging it was to finance his undergraduate education at UT Knoxville. That was his incentive in establishing the Roy L. Harmon Jr. Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the College of Business Administration, to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student majoring in accounting.
The UT Knoxville chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honors student organization, is partnering again this year with the Internal Revenue Service and the United Way to provide free basic income tax preparation through the VITA program.