Accounting sector sees future leaders within the College of Business Administration’s ranks.

While many people kick back in the summer, an elite group of students from the College of Business Administration stayed busy attending special events designed to prepare them for careers in accounting. Grant Thornton (GT) LLP, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and KPMG ran programs this summer targeting those from diverse backgrounds, helping groom […]

ALPFA National Convention puts students past and present in the spotlight.

FIU Accounting Association at 2007 ALPFA National Convention in Orlando, FL “South Region Student of the Year.” “ALPFA National Student of the Year.” “South Region Chapter of the Year” award. Regional winners, KPMG case competition. Those honors accrued to students and alumni from the College of Business Administration during the Association of Latino Professionals in […]

Research reveals the perceptions and realities around audit firms’ services and fees.

Kannan Raghunandan The financial collapse of the Enron Corporation in late 2001 generated headlines around the world and set off a chain of events that has left a lasting effect on corporations today—including how investors perceive a company’s relationship with its auditors. “Since then, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has required public companies to […]

College’s School of Accounting Advisory Board helps spearhead new Accounting Alumni Affinity Council.

At the December Advisory Board meeting of the School of Accounting, members agreed to move forward with plans to launch a new Accounting Alumni Affinity Council in 2007. Each firm represented on the Board will select two School of Accounting alumni who work in their respective firms to sit on the Steering Committee, which will […]

How-to guide helps tax professionals prepare complex new form for corporations.

Cherie Hennig Corporate tax filing has just gotten more complicated with the arrival of a new tax form: Schedule M-3 Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Corporations with Total Assets of $10 Million or More. The information recorded on the form will show discrepancies between book and taxable income. With the differences made more obvious—or transparent—the […]