Internationally recognized. Highly regarded. Academically challenging.

There’s no denying the strength of the Tippie Department of Accounting. Named one of the Top 50 undergraduate accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report, the department boasts the highest CPA pass rate in the state of Iowa and the 13th highest pass rate in the country. With PhD alumni teaching around the world, the impact of this department stretches far and wide.

Academic programs

Accounting Major

Accounting majors fulfill special requirements while completing a set of quantitative courses in which they learn how every part of a business functions.

Master of Accountancy (MAc)

Go beyond the numbers to hone the communication, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that will drive your accounting career. This graduate program offers four tracks that provide career focus.

PhD in Accounting

Strong placements, faculty mentorship, and the opportunity to work with some of the best researchers in the field.

Department research

Accounting faculty

Our roster includes tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector.

Research interests

Accounting faculty research covers a range of topics, from capital markets to healthcare to regulation and taxation.

RSM US LLP Institute of Accounting Education and Research

An organization devoted to fostering excellence in accounting research through financial support, speaker series, and networking events.

# 1

CPA pass rate for Iowa public universities

NASBA, 2019

98 %

of Accounting alums employed or enrolled in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

$ 59,000

Average starting salary for accounting graduates

Class of 2020

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Iowa Ledger

Iowa Ledger is an annual publication for alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting.

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VITA

VITA

Support the community and gain hands-on experience at the same time. Volunteer to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers by offering free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).

Real experience through VITA

PAC meeting

Professional Accounting Council

The Professional Accounting Council (PAC) consists of professionals devoted to both the profession of accounting and the department's growth.

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# 7

Undergraduate program for similar sized schools

# 9

MAc program for similar sized schools

# 10

PhD in capital markets program

(Financial Accounting, Empirical)

AAA outstanding educators

  • Bill Kinney (1989)
  • Dan Collins (2001)
  • Dan Dhaliwal (2004)
  • Jerry Salamon (2005)
  • Larry Brown (2006)
  • Terry Shevlin (2012)
  • John Fellingham (2014)
  • Tom Linsmeier (2019)

Research reputation

BYU Accounting Research Rankings

  • #16 – Tax Archival
  • #29 – Financial Archival
  • #20 Overall

Recent news

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Crypto-millionaires? Hardly. A quarter of crypto traders ‘earn less than $10,000 a year’

Monday, November 28, 2022
Brett Arends | MarketWatch
It’s going to be some time before we really know how badly the cryptocurrency bubble and subsequent collapse has hit the retirement savings of people who can’t really afford it.
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What do CFOs think of earnings guidance?

Monday, November 28, 2022
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that financial officers expect to continue issuing quarterly earnings guidance to analysts and investors despite risks and the criticism that it encourages short-term thinking from managers. The survey also found that many of them seriously overestimate their ability to issue accurate earnings guidance.
Dan Collins early in his career

Accounting for greatness

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
By Amanda May
A look at the life and legacy of Dan Collins (BBA68/PhD73) as he retires from the Tippie College of Business.

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Contact us

Accounting Department
W252 Pappajohn Business Building
tippie-west-asst@uiowa.edu
319-335-0910

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