September 2015

Department Chair Letter – Summer 2015

Dear Alumni, Friends, Students, Staff and Colleagues: Thank you for four great years as Department Chair!  My mentor Ross Jennings said, “It’s more fun to be chairman when the budgets are generous.”  But thanks to you our department weathered the… Continue Reading →

Earnings Metrics, Investor Behavior and Stock Price Efficiency

by Brian White Earnings are central to financial reporting. They are a major focus for managers, analysts and investors, and earnings announcements generate headlines and often move stock prices. But how should earnings be measured and presented to financial statement… Continue Reading →

Bud Giesinger, Our Texas Star

Since first introduced in 2005, the McCombs Accounting Programs Texas Star Award is presented each year to a friend of our department and programs in recognition of continuing departmental support over a period of years. This year’s recipient is Bud… Continue Reading →

Student News Summer 2015

Kristen Valentine Receives Deloitte Foundation’s 2015 Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting Doctoral candidate Kristen Valentine received the 2015 Deloitte Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting award. The Deloitte Foundation awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting PhD candidates through the Deloitte Foundation’s… Continue Reading →

Granof Re-Appointed to a Second Term on the GASB

Michael Granof, EY Distinguished Centennial Professor at McCombs, was re-appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) to a second term on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Granof is also currently serving his second term… Continue Reading →

Matthew Ege Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award

Recent doctoral graduate Matthew Ege won two awards at the Auditing Mid-Year Meeting, demonstrating the solid background in research he received as part of the accounting doctoral program. His paper, “Does Internal Audit Function Quality Deter Management Misconduct?,” forthcoming in… Continue Reading →

MPA Graduates Selected for Prestigious GASB Internship

Yomara Eiranova (MPA ’15) and  Sarah Jones (BBA ’14, MPA ’15) have been offered Postgraduate Technical Assistant (PTA) positions with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).  This is one of the highest honors for new graduates as they get firsthand… Continue Reading →

Faculty Endowments 2015

Congratulations to Michael Clement and Dain Donelson, who received the following endowed appointments effective September 1, 2015: Michael Clement KPMG Centennial Professorship A member of the McCombs faculty since 1997, Professor Clement’s research focuses on capital market use of financial… Continue Reading →

Faculty News Summer 2015

Gretchen Charrier Selected for 2014 Faculty Honor Roll Congratulations to Gretchen Charrier for being chosen for the Fall 2014 Faculty Honor Roll! The Undergraduate Business Council and BBA Programs Office awards the Faculty Honor Roll to faculty members who performed… Continue Reading →

Four McCombs MPA Graduates Win Elijah Watt Sells Award

The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate accounting program consistently ranks #1 across the nation for its top notch faculty as well as the high quality accounting education it offers students. Once again the Texas MPA Program has topped the… Continue Reading →

The Department of Accounting Welcomes a New Chair

Robert Freeman, the Arthur Anderson & Co. Alumni Centennial Professor in Accounting, has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. Prior to entering academe, Robert worked… Continue Reading →

Alumni Profile – Mike Johnson, BBA ’87

Alumni Profile: The Benefits of Venturing Further Afield By: Jeremy Simon | Originally posted on McCombs Today Chesapeake Energy’s Senior Vice President of Accounting, Mike Johnson, BBA ’87, sees the benefit in stepping outside your comfort zone. Although Johnson majored… Continue Reading →

Alumni News

Adam Blum (BBA ’06, MPA ’06) Adam Blum is one of the first alumni to join the Chancellor’s Centurions. “When they formed the Centurions and asked me to join, I didn’t hesitate,” Adam says. “Working with and leading with my… Continue Reading →

McCombs Hall of Fame Recognizes Three Accounting Alumni

The McCombs School of Business is pleased to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, who are recognized for their exemplary civic, educational, and philanthropic activities, and have made outstanding professional contributions to the business community and to education. The… Continue Reading →

The Takeaway Summer 2015

Corporations facing financial constraints, revealed by using a higher percentage of negative words in their financial reports, are more tax aggressive, freeing up additional funds in the short run. Taxes and Financial Constraints: Evidence from Linguistic Cues Kelvin Law (Tilburg)… Continue Reading →

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