Marci Butterfield

Associate Professor and Lecturer

School of Accounting

Career Line, Faculty

Marci received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. She joined the global public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen in the Audit and Assurance Division. She joined the School of Accounting in fall of 2003. She teaches introductory classes in financial and managerial accounting in the undergraduate program and is the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi. She has been fortunate to receive numerous teaching awards such as Outstanding Faculty Award for Beta Alpha Psi, Excellence in Education Award from the LDSSA, and UACPA Outstanding Educator. She was the Chapter Advocate for the Rocky Mountain and Missouri Valley Regions of Beta Alpha Psi from 2018-2021. She has also been recognized by the Daniels Fund Ethics Leadership for her work in her 2600 course creation.

Marci also enjoys the sport of women’s gymnastics and was involved as a gymnastics judge for nineteen years. As a national gymnastics judge, Marci judged at all levels of competition including NCAA Collegiate National Finals twice. Marci is married to Cleon (Lee) Butterfield (CFO of Utah Housing Corporation). They have six children, 12 granddaughters and three grandsons. She loves to exercise, cook, read, and travel. She loves the University of Utah and the opportunity to associate with amazing students and professionals.

Areas of Expertise

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B.S., Accounting, University of Utah, 1998

M.B.A., University of Utah, 1999

Honors & Awards

Brady Faculty Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 2015

Gold Chapter Status. Beta Alpha Psi, 2014

National Outstanding Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Advisor Award, 2014

Excellence in Education Award. LDSSA – Latter Day Saint Student Association, 2013

Received the Daniels Leadership Fund silver award for my inclusion of ethics into my 2600 course. Daniels Leadership , 2012

I presented information about how I utilize and incorporate ethics into my teaching and was recognized for doing so. Daniels Fund Leadership in Ethics Award, 2011

AWSCPA National Educator of the Year Award (the award recognizes excellence in teaching in the accounting field by a faculty member of a 2-4 year college.). AWSCPA, 2009

Marvin J. Ashton Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 2004


ACCTG 2600-001 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-002 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-006 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-007 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-002 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-003 Survey of Accounting

ACCTG 2600-004 Survey of Accounting

Professional Organizations

Member, UACPA, 2015present

Member, AWSCPA, 2015present

Member, Advisory Board, School of Accounting, 2015present

Member, University Joint Apportionment Board, 2015present


Member, Advisory Board, School of Accounting, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2004-present

Participant in the Daniels Fund Ethic Initiative event, 2014. College service.

Hosted the Beta Alpha Psi regional meeting in Salt Lake City, March of 2011. Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Advisor, 2010-2011. Department service.

I have been working with the Undergraduate Committee. This has involved various meetings as we have been looking to create new courses in the near future. Member, 2009-present. Department service.

University of Utah, Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Advisor. Chair, 2005-present. Department service.

I was able to participate on the Teaching Excellence Award Committee in selecting the 2005 Marvin J. Ashton Teaching Excellence Award procedure and will be involved again for the 2006 recipient. Member, 2005-present. College service.

I have been a committee member of the NAWBO U project since its inception. We meet regularly and hold a yearly conference to bring together students and working professionals. We have now started a scholarship as well. Member, 2005-present. College service.

I am currently the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting organization here at the University of Utah. We have seen tremendous growth and wonderful opportunities for the students involved. I attend regional and national meetings with my officer group and make sure that the organization runs smoothly. Faculty Advisory, 2005-present. Department service.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Box Tops Coordinator. Chair, 2005-2006. Other service.

Students, Letters of Recommendations. Reference, 2004-present. University service.

Undergraduate Office, Evaluate Coursework – I am called upon to evaluate a student’s previous college course work in order to determine if we can give credit for that work or to see if we believe that the student would be better served by taking the course with us here at the U. I do this for financial and managerial introductory coursework. Evaluator, 2004-present. College service.

Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Fraternity. Co – Advisor, 2004-2005. Department service.

PTA Millcreek Jr. High, 9th Grade Graduation Ceremonies. Chair, 2004-2005. Other service.

PTA Bountiful High School, Health & Safety. Member, 2004-2005. Other service.

Students, Letters of Recommendation – I am always honored to write letters of recommendations for my students as they plan on entering Master’s Programs, work on law degrees, or pursue becoming a doctor of dentistry or other avenues. 2003-present. College service.

Parent Teacher Association, Veteran’s Day Assembly – This year, I was able to have students at Oak Hills Elementary enter essays about what it means to be an American or to enter a story about a Veteran that they have come in contact with. The winners read their essays at the assembly in front of their peers, parents, and invited veterans from the community. We also had patriotic songs that were sung by one of the classes as well as a DVD presentation that was quite touching. It was a phenomenal success! 2006-present

PTSA, Learning for Life – I teach the Learning for Life lesson to the students in the 5th grade at Oak Hills Elementary. 2006-present