Fall 2015

Department Chair Letter – Fall 2015

After 27 years on the faculty teaching financial reporting in our MPA, MBA, BBA, and PhD programs and conducting capital markets research with our faculty and doctoral students, I have landed in a foreign world. It’s called the office of… Continue Reading →

MPA Student Profiles

A major strength of our program is our high-quality students. Our graduate students in particular come from a large variety of backgrounds, ready to immerse themselves in everything accounting. Meet a few of our current MPA students: Charles Walper, MPA… Continue Reading →

Meet the Newest Accounting Faculty

Brady Williams, assistant professor, teaching Introduction to Taxation (ACC 355) in the spring What attracted you to the position at McCombs? On my visit to McCombs in late February, while doing my PhD at the University of Washington, I got… Continue Reading →

Are Auditors’ Reports Informative?

Czerney, K., A. Thompson, & J. Schmidt. 2014. Does Auditor Explanatory Language in Unqualified Audit Reports Indicate Increased Financial Misstatement Risk? The Accounting Review 89 (6): 2115-2149. Auditors play an important role in the capital markets by providing reasonable assurance… Continue Reading →

Faculty News – Fall 2015

Brian Lendecky Honored with MEMBA Professor Award Brian Lendecky was chosen to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award for the class of 2015 by the Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City. The internationally-ranked Executive MBA is designed for mid-career professionals and… Continue Reading →

Michael Clement Inducted into PhD Project’s Hall of Fame

Dr. Michael B. Clement, KPMG Centennial Professor of Accounting, was announced as one of the 2015 inductees into the PhD Project’s Hall of Fame. According to Dr. Clement, “The mission of the PhD Project is to encourage underrepresented minorities to… Continue Reading →

Brian Monsen, PhD Student Profile

PhD students are a different breed. They are always here, always working and yet most find a way to have a life outside of school. Whether you are interested in how someone finds that work/life balance or intrigued by the… Continue Reading →

11 Career Secrets I Share with Young Professionals

by Jeff Johanns In my most recent professional life, I teach college students about accounting and auditing—and, as it turns out, I end up doing a lot of counseling with them about their futures, particularly once they discover my background… Continue Reading →

The Takeaway – Fall 2015

In this paper, Lisa and her coauthors draw on research indicating that optimism is the natural state of mind for most people (i.e., it is hard wired) and therefore firm managers involved in preparing financial statements are likely to exhibit… Continue Reading →

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