Bridge to Tomorrow: FIU College of Business shows upcoming college students that today’s accounting career options are limitless.

World travel. A path to top management positions. Mastering the underlying language of business. Those are some of the opportunities in the field of accounting that recent high school graduates and upcoming seniors learned about during a two-day School of Accounting event in mid-July. “It’s not just sitting in a cubicle and crunching numbers,” said […]

School of Accounting faculty member selected to help the PCAOB.

Honors are not new for Kannan Raghunandan, professor and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business Leadership in the School of Accounting in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University. According to a study conducted by professors at Brigham Young University (BYU), Raghunandan ranked as the top auditing researcher in the world over the […]

Accounting students pitch in to help with tax returns for low-income earners.

For some, preparing their tax return is a simple, albeit not enjoyable, exercise. For other people, help is sorely needed. This past tax season once again, accounting students from the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) helped low-income earners complete their tax forms. The students participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance […]

Mentoring program for School of Accounting marks start of second year.

Learning how to interact with real professionals in the workplace is just one advantage that student Rolando Chavez has discovered from having a mentor. Chavez, a senior accounting major in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU), has Gary Opper (MST ’83), CPA, as a mentor. Opper is managing member of Levie-Opper […]

School of Accounting faculty member captures prestigious office.

Political candidates aren’t the only ones who know the pressures of campaigning and the thrill of victory. Kenneth Henry (PhD 2008), clinical associate professor, School of Accounting, Florida International University (FIU), recently was elected as the first and only US-based member to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants […]

Annual luncheon recognizes faculty contributions.

Faculty members toil long and hard on behalf of their students, the College of Business Administration and Florida International University (FIU). That dedication gets recognized annually at the Faculty Awards Luncheon, this year held on September 24th and attended by approximately 65 dedicated colleagues. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as those from student organizations […]

Executive Dean announces prestigious faculty appointments for 2010.

William Newburry, associate professor, Department of Management and International Business, and Stephen Lin, associate professor, School of Accounting, have been appointed to three-year endowed professorships in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Newburry is the SunTrust Bank Professor and Lin is the Morrison, Brown, Argiz, & Farra, LLP Professor. Both were […]

FIU hosts first-ever Florida residency program in accounting for community college students.

Challenge: attract diverse students to the accounting field Idea: zero in on untapped groups from which to recruit Solution: a combined effort of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) and the School of Accounting at Florida International University (FIU) focused on high-performing community college students Results: a resounding success “We recognized a huge […]