School of Accounting

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business were named in the top 25 best programs in rankings released by the Public Accounting Report. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) graduate program moved up one spot to No. 21 this year. The undergraduate program landed at No. 22, where it was ranked last year. Among mid-sized accounting schools the results speak even more highly of the programs. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 7 and the MAcc program was ranked No. 8. For the past 10 years, our MAcc program has boasted a 95 percent placement rate for students upon graduation.


Degrees in Accounting

Undergraduate    Master’s    Ph.D.



Mission Statement

The School of Accounting has a strong faculty whose research has influenced practice, regulation and academic thought. Our mission is to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in business.

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Beyond the classroom

The David Eccles School of Business offers Accounting students many opportunities to become involved in opportunities beyond the classroom.

Beta Alpha Psi

Population: Undergraduate + Graduate + Professional

Beta Alpha Psi is a national accounting honor society and a scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. Its purpose is to recognize academic achievements in the field of accounting, to promote the study and practice of accounting, and to provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants.

Beta Alpha Psi

As an IMA student member, you can learn about the accounting and financial management profession, explore your future career options, and build resume and professional network. The IMA offers student members access to many IMA membership benefits.


One of the barriers to entry into the competitive world of business is not knowing the right people. That is why the School of Accounting takes our students to cities like Dallas and Houston, Texas; San Francisco Bay Area; New York City; and Washington D.C. Students selected for these trips have the opportunity to meet with alumni and friends of the University of Utah and explore the cities they visit. The personal lessons in networking help students make invaluable connections for obtaining nationally competitive positions upon graduating.

Utah Winter Accounting Conference

The Utah Winter Accounting Conference gathers accounting scholars from across the country for two days of academic presentations and outdoor recreation. Held annually in Salt Lake City, the conference begins the first Thursday after Presidents’ Day. The 2017 event is scheduled for February 23 through 25.

Utah Winter Accounting Conference

School of Accounting Staff and Faculty

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Accounting Workshops

The School of Accounting Workshops bring top scholars in accounting and related fields to the University to share their cutting edge research with faculty and doctoral students.

2016 - 2017
Date Speaker Room Time Links
Friday December 9, 2016 Jennifer Blouin


SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, November 18, 2016 Francis Tice

University of Colorado

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016 T.J. Wong


SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM Political Bias of Corporate News: Role of Conglomeration Reform in China
Friday, October 21, 2016 Carlo Gallimberti

Boston College

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, September 30, 2016 Zachary Kaplan

Washington University St. Louis

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM

Do dividends convey information about future earnings?

Friday, September 16, 2016 Oded Rozenbaum

George Washington University

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM EBITDA and Overinvestment in Capital 
Friday, September 9, 2016 Rajiv Banker


SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
2015 - 2016
Date Speaker Room Time Links
May 2, 2016


Xiaoli Tian

Ohio State University

SFEBB 3106 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Consistency of Mandatory and Voluntary Management Earning Forecasts and Implications for Analyst and Investor Information Processing
April 1, 2016 Dan Taylor


SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Not Available.  And will be emailed to faculty.
February 24, 2016 Darren Bernard

Job Candidate

University of Washington

CRCC 210 2 PM – 3:30 PM Inter-Firm Information Demand*


February 3, 2016 John S. Treu

Career-line Job Candidate

CRCC 210 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Unconditional Litigation Risk and Non-GAAP Reporting


February 2, 2016 John Donovan

Job Candidate

Washington University in St. Louis

CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Role of Accounting Information in Equity Crowdfunding


January 20, 2016 Daniele Macciocchi

Job Candidate

LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

CRCC 210 2 PM – 3:30 PM The effect of family ownership on firms’ disclosure policies.


January 13, 2016 Leila Peyravan University of Toronto CRCC 2102 PM – 3:30 PM Financial Reporting Quality and Dual-Holding of Debt and Equity


January 12, 2016 Seil Kim

New York University

CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:30 PM Information disclosure and insider trading around board meetings


December 16, 2015 Laura A. Wellman

Kellogg School of Management



December 11, 2015 Mark Lang



SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Ever-Expanding 10-K: Why are 10-Ks Getting So Much Longer (and does it matter)?
November 13, 2015 Ed deHaan


SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Do Weather-Induced Moods Affect the Processing of Earnings News?
November 6, 2015 Shira Cohen

Temple University

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM “Voluntary Disclosure and Corporate Investment”.
October 23, 2015 Ryan Ball

University of Michigan

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Can We Automate Earnings Forecasts and Beat
Analysts at Short Horizons?
October 9, 2015 Robert Resutek University of Georgia SFEBB 51302 PM – 3:30 PM The relationship between R&D, growth, and operating leverage
September 18, 2015 Jenny (Li) Zhang

University of British Columbia

SFEBB 5130 2 PM-3:30 PM “What are the costs of admitting mistakes for foreign firms?”
2014 - 2015
Date Speaker Room Time Links
April 20, 2015 Scott Dyreng

Duke University


SFEBB 5160B 2:15 PM-3:45 PM Direct evidence on the informational properties of earning in loan contracts
March 17, 2015 Atif Ellahie

London Business School

SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM
March 13, 2015 Christopher S. Armstrong

The Wharton School. University of Pennsylvania

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Why do CEOs hold so much unconstrained equity?
February 10, 2015 Nathan Marshall CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

The Flow of Earnings Information to the Market

February 9, 2015 Jie Zhou SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Paper and CV not available online and has been sent to faculty via email.
February 4, 2015 Sarah Shaikh CRCC 105 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Managerial Career Concerns and Earnings Forecasts

February 2, 2015 Omri Tov


CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV
Can the Bond Price Reaction to Earnings Announcements Predict Future Stock Returns?
January 23, 2015 Ciao-Wei Chen CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Job Market Paper

January 20, 2015 Ben Lourie CRCC105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Job Market Paper

January 14, 2015 Jordan Schoenfeld SFEBB 130 2 PM – 3:30 PM
January 12, 2015 Kimball Chapman SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Limited Investor Attention and the Earnings Announcement Premium
December 12, 2014 Dan Amiram
Columbia University
SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30 pm Financial Statement Errors:
Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers
November 21, 2014 Henry Friedman

University of California

Los Angeles

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm Taste, information, and asset prices: Implications for the valuation of CSR
October 10, 2014 Mary Barth
Stanford University
SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm The JOBS Act and Information Uncertainty in IPO Firms

Mary Barth Schedule

September 12, 2014 Edward Owens

Emory University


SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm The Effect of Short-Sale Constraints on Default Prediction Around the World

Internet Appendix of Additional Tables


September 9, 2014 Melissa Western

University of Utah

SFEBB 7110 12:05-1:00pm Competing Reporting Objectives and Financial Reporting Quality
September 5, 2014 Francesco Bova

University of Toronto

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm Health-Insurer Bargaining Power and Firms’ Incentives to Manage Earinings


2013 - 2014
Date Speaker Room Time Links
March 20, 2014 Scott Dyreng

Duke University

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30 pm
February 4, 2014 Michael Dambra

University of Rochester

SFEBB 3180 2:00-3:30pm CVPaper


January 29, 2014 Terrence Blackburne

University of Pennsylvania

SFEBB 3180 2:00-3:30pm CVPaper


January 15, 2014 Kevin Koharki

Pennsylvania State University

SFEBB 3180 2:00-3:30pm CVPaper


January 14, 2015 James Moon

Florida State University

SFEBB 3180 2:00-3:30pm CVPaper


December 13, 2013 Andrew Bauer

Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SFEBB 1170 2:00-3:30p Paper


November 1, 2013 Maria Ogneva

Univ of Souther California

SFEBB 1170 2:00-3:30pm Paper


October 7, 2013 Adrienna Huffman

Univ of Utah PhD Student

SFEBB 3180 2:00-3:30pm
October 4, 2013 John Campbell

University of Georgia

SFEBB 3106 2:00-3:30pm PaperSchedule
October 1, 2013 Anna Elsila

Univ of Utah Visiting PhD

SFEBB 7110(Deep Dive) 12:00-1:00pm
September 20, 2013 Joshua WhiteSEC SFEBB 3106 2:00-3:30pm Paper


September 13, 2013 Stephen Penman

Columbia University

SFEBB 3106 2:00-3:30pm Paper


September 6, 2013 Kyle Peterson

University of Oregon

SFEBB 3106 2:00-3:30pm PaperSchedule
2012 - 2013
Date Speaker Room Time Links
August 6, 2013 Sonke Sievers SFE 3106 2:00-3:30pm
November 30, 2012 Brian Rountree

Rice University

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Schedule


November 19, 2012 Richard Carrizosa

University of Utah

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Paper
November 9, 2012 Rafael Rogo

University of British Columbia

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Schedule
October 29, 2012 Peter Johnson

University of Alabama

CRCC 105 2:30-3:30pm Schedule


October 26, 2012 Stephen Stubben

University of North Carolina

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Paper
October 19, 2012 Rebecca Files

University of Texas at Dallas

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Schedule


September 28, 2012 Volker Laux

University of Texas at Austin

CRCC 215 2:00-3:30pm Schedule


Accounting Circle

The School of Accounting at the University of Utah has a longstanding reputation as an excellent accounting program. Its graduates are known as outstanding professionals and business leaders in top corporate and public accounting positions throughout the United States and internationally.

The Accounting Circle is a group of influential community members dedicated to supporting continued excellence in accounting education at The University of Utah.

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