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Department News - Accounting


MPA Student Sarah Jones Offerred GASB Internship

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 annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2015 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

Each year, approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. Student applicants are nominated by the accounting faculty of their school. A selection committee composed of four eminent accounting educators chose this year’s recipients.

Congratulations Kristen!

Matt Ege Wins 2 Paper Awards

Doctoral graduate (2013) Matt Ege won two awards at the Auditing Mid-Year Meeting, demonstrating the solid background in research he received as part of the McCombs doctoral program in accounting. His paper, “Does Internal Audit Function Quality Deter Management Misconduct?” forthcoming in The Accounting Review, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award given by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. Matt also took home the Best Conference Paper Award for "Internal Control Weaknesses and Financial Reporting Fraud," a paper co-authored with accounting professors Dain Donelson and John McInnis.

As he heads off to Texas A&M in 2015, we congratulate him on his success here at The University of Texas at Austin.

Hook ‘em!

Jeri Seidman Accepts Position at University of Virginia

While we hate to announce that a member of our faculty is moving on to another opportunity, we are extremely proud to share that Jeri Seidman has accepted a position at the University of Virgina. We will still enjoy Jeri's teaching for the spring semester, but next fall she will join the faculty at the University of Viriginia's McIntire School of Commerce!

Congratulations Jeri!

Shuping Chen and Gretchen Charrier Promoted

We are pleased to share the promotions of Shuping Chen to Professor and Gretchen Charrier to Senior Lecturer, effective September 1, 2015. Both bring a wealth of accounting knowledge and a strong desire to share their experience with our students, making their promotions a well-deserved recognition of their hard work.

Brian Lendecky Receives Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Senior Lecturer Brian Lendecky was named a 2014 recipient of the Texas Society of CPAs' (TSCPA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. The award is given to Texans who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

Lendecky was recognized not only for his work to develop the award-winning service course, the Tax Practicum—Federal Taxation of Low-Income Filers, but also the time he's given to students as a faculty advisor for the PriceWaterhouseCoopers xACT and xTAX case competitions and teaching classes for study abroad.

We are extremely proud of Brian and congratulate him on this honor.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has selected John Bober, Global Technical Controller for GE Capital, to receive its 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and the equipment finance industry. Bober will be formally recognized during a ceremony at ELFA’s 53rd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., in October.