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Michael Granof

Michael Granof
CBA 4M.246 (512-471-4678)
Additional Titles:
Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting




Granof, Michael H., Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting, Department of Accounting. Prof. Granof is a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. He received his A.B. from Hamilton College, his M.B.A. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research and teaching interests include accounting in governmental and other nonprofit organizations and financial accounting.


Michael H. Granof and Scott Bell. 2016. A 10-K for the taxpayer. Journal of Accountancy 222(4), 1-8.
Michael H. Granof and Saleha B. Khumawala. 2016. Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices, 7th ed.. New York, NY: John Wiley.
Michael H. Granof and Penelope S. Wardlow. 2011. Core Concepts of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting, 2nd edition. New York, NY: John Wiley.
Michael H. Granof. 2011. Gerhard G. Mueller: Father of International Accounting Education. The Accounting Review 86(5), 1838-1841.
Michael H. Granof, Jay E. Grenig, and Moira J. Kelly. 2011. How to Cost Your Labor Contract, revised edition. Arlington, VA: BNA.
William R. Baber and Michael H. Granof. 2009. Foreward. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 28-6, pv-v.
Michael H. Granof. 2009. IFRS: Will Values Trump Professional Ethics? Compliance and Ethics Magazine 6, 20-22.
Michael H. Granof and Jim W. Deitrick. 2009. Soup-Kitchen Accounting. New York Times Feb. 18, A27.
Michael H. Granof and Shama Gamkhar. 2008. A Modest Proposal: Let’s Report Tax Abatements. The Journal of Government Financial Management 57(1), 30-35.
Michael H. Granof. 2008. Stupid Budget Tricks. New York Times Aug. 9, A19.
Michael H. Granof. 2007. Course Requirement: Extortion. New York Times Aug. 12.
Michael H. Granof. 2007. Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting, 4th Edition. New York, NY: John Wiley.
Michael H. Granof. 2004. A New Model for Textbook Pricing. Chronicle of Higher Education 51, B16-17.
Michael H. Granof. 2004. Sitting Out The Scandals. The New York Times 153, A21.
Michael H. Granof. 2003. Building Public Trust, the Future of Corporate Reporting. International Journal of Accounting 38, 391-394.
Michael H. Granof and Wardlow, Penelope S.. 2003. Core Concepts of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting. New York, NY: John Wiley.
Michael H. Granof and Stephen A. Zeff. 2002. Generally Accepted Accounting Abuses. New York Times 151, A27.
Michael H. Granof and Stephen A. Zeff. 2002. Unaccountable in Washington. New York Times 151, A19.
Michael H. Granof. 1999. Governmental Accounting and Reporting: A Data Warehousing Approach. The Government Accountants Journal 48, 30-38.
Michael H. Granof. 1998. Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices. New York, NY: John Wiley.
Michael H. Granof and Martin Ives. 1996. Let's Get Serious About Balanced Budgets. The Government Accountants Journal 45, 24-29.
Joseph Dioguardi and Michael H. Granof. 1996. Truth in Spending Needed for Budget to be Balanced. The Washington Times.
William W. Cooper, Armando Gallegos, and Michael H. Granof. 1995. A Delphi Study of Goals and Evaluation Criteria of State and Privately Owned Latin American Airlines. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 29, 273-285.
Steven J. Kachelmeier and Michael H. Granof. 1993. Depreciation and Capital Investment Decisions: Experimental Evidence in a Governmental Setting. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 12, 291-323.
Michael H. Granof. 1992. Privatization: The Road to Federal Regulation of Auditing. Accounting Horizons 6, 76-85.
Michael H. Granof and Alan Mayper. 1991. A Focus on Government Budgets. The CPA Journal 61, 28-33.
Gary Giroux, Michael H. Granof, and Alan Mayper. 1991. An Analysis of Municipal Budget Variances. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 4, 29-50.
David Falk and Michael H. Granof. 1990. Internal Service Funds are Beyond Salvation. Accounting Horizons 4, 58-65.
Michael H. Granof. 1985. GASB's Precarious Start and Challenging Future. CPA 85, 20-24.
Michael H. Granof. 1984. Tax Exempt Leasing: A Framework for Analysis. Public Administration Review 44, 232-240.
Michael H. Granof. 1984. The Fundamental Flaw of Debt Limitations for State and Local Governments. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 3, 293-310.
Michael H. Granof and David Short. 1984. Why Do Companies Reject LIFO? Journal of Auditing and Finance 7, 323-333.
Michael H. Granof, Philip Bell, and Bruce Neumann. 1983. Accounting for Managers and Investors. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Michael H. Granof and Daniel Short. 1983. Income Statement and Balance Sheet, in Handbook of Modern Accounting, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Michael H. Granof. 1982. For Some Companies, FIFO Accounting Makes Sense. Wall Street Journal.
Michael H. Granof and Albert Beerman. 1981. Local Government Audits, in State Audit, Developments in Public Accountability, London, England: MacMillan.
Michael H. Granof. 1979. Governmental Standard Setting in Perspective. Journal of Accountancy 147, 56-63.
Michael H. Granof and Philip Bell. 1977. Financial Accounting: Principles and Issues. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Michael H. Granof. 1977-1978.Financial Forecasting in Municipalities: How Accurate. Government Accountants Journal 26, 18-25.
Edward Deakin and Michael H. Granof. 1976. Directing Audit Effort Using Regression Analysis. The CPA Journal 46, 402-407.
Edward Deakin and Michael H. Granof. 1976. Regression Analysis as a Means of Determining Audit Sample Size: A Reply. The Accounting Review 51, 402-407.
Michael H. Granof and Charles H. Smith. 1974-1976.American Correspondent. Chartered Accountant in Australia.
Edward Deakin, Charles H. Smith, and Michael H. Granof. 1974. Educational Objectives for an Accounting Program. Accounting Review 49, 584-589.
Michael H. Granof and Dale Kinzel. 1974. Zero-Based Budgeting: Modest Proposal for Reform. Federal Accountant 49, 50-56.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. A Linear Programming Approach to the Resolution of Conflicts Between Labor and Management Over Wage and Benefit Increases, in Proceedings of Annual Meeting of American Institute for Decision Sciences,
Michael H. Granof and Charles H. Smith. 1973. Accounting and the Evaluation of Social Programs: A Critical Comment. Accounting Review 49, 822-825.
Edward Deakin and Michael H. Granof. 1973. Accounting for Retail Land Sales Under the New Accounting Guide. The CPA Journal 43, 969-976.
Michael H. Granof and Charles H. Smith. 1973. And Now the F.A.S.B. and C.A.S.B. The Chartered Accountant in Australia 44, 28-31.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Audit Planning Conferences--Aides to Effective Audits. Journal of Accountancy 136, 92-93.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Conference Telephone Calls, A Means to Bridge the Academic-Real World Gap. Accounting Review 47, 612-614.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Financial Evaluation of Labor Contracts. Management Accounting 55, 38-42.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. How to Cost Your Labor Contract. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Operational Auditing Standards of Government Services. The CPA Journal 43, 1079-1085.
Michael H. Cerullo, George E. Hunt, Michael H. Granof, Frank Collins, and Richard Rea. 1973. Practitioners Forum. Journal of Accountancy 136, 90-93.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Recent Legal Developments in the United States. The Chartered Accountant in Australia 43, 6-10.
Michael H. Granof and Edward Deakin. 1973. Regression Analysis as a Means of Determining Audit Sample Size. Accounting Review 49, 764-771.
Michael H. Granof. 1973. Wage Controls: Their Implications for Accountants. Federal Accountant 23, 60-68.

Professional Awards

University of Texas Civitatis Award2007
Association of Government Accountants Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award2005
Commencement Speaker, University of Texas College of Business Administration1999
Who's Who in America1986

Teaching Awards

MBA Core Teaching Award, 2005, 2007
LBJ Faculty Teachings Awards, 2000, 2002, 2006
MBA Core Honor Role 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
Elected as member of The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 1997
College of Business Administration Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, 1996-1997
Outstanding Educator Award, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1997
Phi Kappa Phi Centennial Award for Excellence in Higher Education, 1997
Graduate Business Council Teaching Excellence Award (for outstanding core course professor), 1997
Outstanding Educator Award, Austin Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1994
Jack G. Taylor Award for Excellence in Teaching in the College of Business Administration, 1992-1993