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.

Check out Iowa Ledger

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

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Professional Accounting Council

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

See PAC members

# 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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How can we train our students to be better communicators?

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Associate Professor Carl Follmer discusses why departmental communications programs like those at Tippie are critically important in developing future career skills.
Alums of the Year 2024 Brandon Miller and Rita Guzman

Announcing the 2024 Tippie Alum and Young Alum of the Year

Monday, March 25, 2024
The Tippie College of Business is proud to announce Brandon R. Miller (BBA03) as the 2024 Tippie Alum of the Year and Rita M. Guzmán (BBA18) as the 2024 Tippie Young Alum of the Year.
KYOU News

United Way is helping people file their taxes for free

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Ryan Wilson on KYOU News discussing ReadyReturn automatic tax filing.
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UI professor says taxes could be filed quicker, cheaper

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Ryan Wilson on KGAN's website talking about a cheaper, quicker way to file taxes that many countries are already making use of.
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UI professor: Let the federal government do our taxes for us

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Ryan Wilson on Radio Iowa about the possibility of introducing ReadyReturn filing in the US.
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When preparing your taxes, researcher says you let the IRS do the work

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Accounting professor Ryan Wilson says the U.S. should adopt a program that's successful in other countries, where the government prepares your tax return for you.
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A solution for streamlining US tax returns

Saturday, December 23, 2023
Ryan Wilson on San Francisco's KCBS Radio about his idea that the U.S. should adopt ReadyReturn, where taxpayers have the option of letting the IRS do their taxes for them.
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ChatGPT has changed teaching. Our readers tell us how.

Monday, December 11, 2023
Carl Follmer in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how universities have been forced to adapt their classrooms to ChatGPT's presence.
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Accounting's hundred-foot wave

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
What the research says so far about ESG disclosures.
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TAs: The secret sauce

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
How teaching assistants at Tippie are inspiring the next generation of accountants.
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Misplaced confidence

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Tippie researcher Paul Hribar finds company earnings guidance is wrong about 70% of the time.
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Sage advice from the 2023 Outstanding Accounting Alum of the Year

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Maria Rydberg Turner (BBA86) shares 5 proverbial sayings that have never steered her wrong.
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Back on the blue line

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Ryan Brickhaus thought his hockey days were over, but ended up leading the Hawkeyes to their first ever championship.
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Inquisitive and fearless

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
While some of her peers were retiring, Arlene Houk took on a new assignment in the Netherlands.
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An MBA gamble that paid off

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Although friends and family were worried when he quit his job to pursue an MBA, Mark Ruedy was not deterred. Today he's the director of financial reporting at Deere & Company.
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Ben Gilbertson is not one dimensional

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
This accounting and ceramics alum refuses to let one thing define him.
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A seat at the Pentagon

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Chesterman's path to Washington.
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The fortunes of a sued company

Thursday, October 19, 2023
A new study from the Tippie College of Business used the results of Fortune magazine’s annual list of Most Admired Companies to find fraud lawsuits that are dismissed as lacking merit or settle quickly do not cause any long-term reputational damage to the defendant firm.
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A.I.-proof your career

Friday, September 8, 2023
According to Goldman Sachs, 300 million jobs could be affected by the latest wave of A.I. Here are four ways to keep chatbots on your side.
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University of Iowa navigates AI technology in business classes

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Several universities have been skeptical about the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom, until now. Educators at the University of Iowa will now teach students how to best navigate the ChatGPT software.
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Tax partners matter more than firms when it comes to corporate taxes

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Accounting firms are less important than the individual partner working in terms of impact on a business's effective tax rate and the probability it will face an audit, according to a recent study by Tippie's Jaron Wilde.
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University professors incorporate AI into classrooms for curious students

Friday, August 25, 2023
Tippie Associate Professor Pamela Bourjaily is adapting by incorporating ChatGPT into her class’s three main writing assignments this fall semester.
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Tax partner matters more than firm on business taxes

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
According to research from Tippie's Jaron Wilde, when it comes to a corporation’s relationship with its accounting firm, the firm itself is less important than the partner who leads its engagement team in lowering its tax rate.
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It matters who does a business' taxes

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
When it comes to a corporation’s relationship with its accounting firm, the firm itself is less important than the partner who leads its engagement team.
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How IROs can navigate potentially perilous private meetings

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Private investor meetings put investor relations professionals between a rock and a hard place. How can IR professionals keep investors happy without running afoul of the SEC?
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Age of AI: Iowa’s faculty faces new reality as classes start

Sunday, August 20, 2023
“There's a balance that needs to happen as we think about the impact of the large language models,” according to Tippie Professor and Senior Associate Dean Barry Thomas. “It’s not all negative with something like ChatGPT.”
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UI professor says students should embrace AI

Friday, August 18, 2023
Some schools and colleges are trying to ban students from using artificial intelligence in their coursework, but a University of Iowa instructor is encouraging her students to embrace AI in all of her writing classes.
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University of Iowa professor embraces ChatGPT in writing classroom

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Many in education have raised concerns about the online artificial intelligence tool. Amid the controversy, one University of Iowa professor is actually embracing ChatGPT. “I want to teach how to use this as a writing tool.” said Tippie's Pam Bourjaily.
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ChatGPT makes its way into classrooms

Monday, August 14, 2023
With the start dates just around the corner for many schools, educators are ready to introduce their students to a new learning tool. Although it's been met with controversy, one professor at Tippie says it's helping her students.
Inside Higher Ed

Academic success tip: Working smarter with ChatGPT

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Pam Bourjaily at the University of Iowa taught students how to get better results from ChatGPT with a classroom assignment.
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The cost of bad press

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
What’s the cost of bad press for a publicly traded company that gets sued by shareholders? A new Tippie study suggests that stock prices drop about 2%, and the more media coverage a firm receives, the quicker the drop in price.
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Company earnings guidance is wrong about 70% of the time

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
The pandemic may have upended businesses, but surprisingly it did little to dent managers’ misplaced confidence in their earnings forecasts, new research shows.
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Dain Donelson wins Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award

Monday, May 8, 2023
Tippie Accounting Professor Dain Donelson, along with his three co-authors, has been awarded the 2023 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award by the American Accounting Association.
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UI professor suggests tax program that would make things easier for Americans

Monday, April 17, 2023
Since April 15th landed on a Saturday this year, federal income taxes aren’t due until Tuesday, but the time and expense to file tax returns aren’t necessary according to a business professor at the University of Iowa. The program is called ‘Ready Return.’ It’s a system used in many European countries where the government files your taxes for you.
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UI professor proposes that government prepare our taxes for free

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
With the federal tax filing deadline now one week away, a Tippie accounting professor suggests America adopt what’s being done in many European countries, where the government prepares your taxes for you—for free.
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Facing the Future in Iowa: Our long-term fiscal and economic challenges

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Tippie Professors Ramji Balakrishnan and Anne Villamil lend their expertise on The Concord Coalition's Facing the Future podcast. In this episode, they tackle the long-term fiscal and economic challenges facing the United States and offer ideas on how to bring down the cost of healthcare.
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Federal debt looming, Concord Coalition urges people ‘get involved’

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
During a visit to the Tippie College of Business, bipartisan advocacy group The Concord Coalition said, "Public policy surrounding Social Security, the national debt crisis, rising health care costs, and tax reform are up for debate, and now is the time for the younger generation to make its voice heard."
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Tippie College, Concord Coalition to discuss federal spending

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
The University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business will host two public discussions in collaboration with the Concord Coalition on federal spending, the future of Social Security, and health care cost control.
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Introducing ChatGPT

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
ChatGPT is already changing business and higher education, so Tippie students are learning how to use it in a classroom assignment.
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"Does this class require a paper?"

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
If you went to business school to avoid writing, you were in for a rude awakening when you started your first job. Entering the workforce with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally is something Tippie students are known for, and that’s not by accident.
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BIG Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tippie faculty share six suggestions that could shake up society. You may find these spot-on or absolutely bananas, but we have no doubt they’ll start some interesting conversations.
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Lawsuits can cause trouble for industry competitors

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
A study from the University of Iowa shows that when one company is sued by shareholders, other companies in the same industry often see a drop in their own stock price and behave more transparently.
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Why shareholder lawsuits are bad news for competitors

Friday, February 3, 2023
When a company is sued by shareholders, other companies in the same industry often see a drop in their own stock price and start to behave more transparently, presumably to avoid similar lawsuits.
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Study: Quarterly earnings guidance accuracy is overestimated

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
A study from Tippie's Paul Hribar found that chief financial officers overestimate their ability to issue accurate earnings guidance.
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Muscatine resident selected to give student speech during UI commencement

Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tippie student Erick Saucedo will give his speech at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Hancher Auditorium. He is earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting.
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Crypto-millionaires? Hardly. A quarter of crypto traders ‘earn less than $10,000 a year’

Monday, November 28, 2022
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.
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Accounting for greatness

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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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25 years of First Year Scholars

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
In 1997, the accounting department began awarding scholarships to promising incoming freshmen. Where are they now?
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Two paths to partner

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
EY partners Lindsay Abt (BBA99) and Brandon Miller (BBA03)'s individual career experiences prove there are many paths to this coveted position.
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From EMT to PwC

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Accounting alum Shea Fowler (BBA94) still geeks out about medicine.
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Modern mentorship

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
The new Early Career Professional Accounting Council offers advice for accounting students and the department
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The case for the chief accounting officer

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
According to Tippie's Adrienne Rhodes, firms that elevate their CAO to an executive officer position tend to produce more reliable financial statements.
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Professor Joyce E. Berg retires

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Numbers seem like an appropriate way to summarize Professor Joyce Berg’s career. She is, after all, an accounting professor. And the numbers are staggering...
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Professor Mark C. Penno retires

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Penno's teachings helped form the reputation of Tippie students being able to think through and analyze problems—one of the reasons our graduates are sought after.
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Professor Thomas J. Carroll retires

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
If you ever took a financial reporting or accounting theory class from Professor of Instruction Tom Carroll, you know he put students through their paces.
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Can more rigorous accounting lead to fewer workplace injuries?

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Businesses wanting to make their workplaces safer might try adopting a more rigorous accounting system. A new study from Tippie's Danye Wang finds a link between a firm’s workplace injuries and the information quality in its accounting statements.
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How better accounting means fewer workplace injuries

Monday, October 31, 2022
According to Tippie's Danye Wang, businesses that want to make their workplaces safer might try adopting a more rigorous accounting system.
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SPACs have less reliable financial reporting, UI study finds

Friday, October 7, 2022
Acquisitions made with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) are more likely to have mistakes in their financial statements than a traditional initial public offering (IPO), University of Iowa researcher Ryan Wilson said on The Voice of Corporate Governance podcast.
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A weighty legacy

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
To illustrate Dan Collins (BBA68/PhD73) on the occasion of his retirement, we wanted it to be more than a simple photograph. So, we enlisted the help of artist and Iowa alumnus Lucas Underwood (BA03/MFA15) to create a multi-layered portrait.
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U.S. News ranks Tippie #23 among public business schools, UI tops for writing

Monday, September 12, 2022
Tippie continues to be one of the top undergraduate business schools in the country, ranking #23 among public universities in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings, up from #24 last year. Among all universities, the college was ranked #34, up from #36 in 2022.
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Anthony Nelson did not see this coming

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Anthony Nelson’s career plan was to get an accounting degree from Tippie, pass the CPA exam, and get a job at a Big Four firm. Instead, he won a Super Bowl.
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Cut tax incentives and multinationals will cut their investment

Sunday, August 7, 2022
A study from the Tippie College of Business finds companies that lose a tax incentive from a foreign government not only reduce their investment in that country, they do so by a significant amount, an average of $7.6 million.
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Tippie College of Business recognizes faculty and staff with 2022 collegiate awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Each year the Tippie College of Business recognizes its faculty and staff with collegiate awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2022 award winners were announced at a ceremony on May 4, 2022.
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Dan Collins set to retire as UI accounting professor

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Dan Collins, who grew up on a farm near Albion and graduated from Marshalltown High School, is set to retire as an accounting professor at the University of Iowa at the end of the school year after 42 years on the faculty.
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Acclaimed accounting professor Dan Collins to retire

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
As a professor, researcher, and mentor at the University of Iowa, Dan Collins published numerous papers, received several awards, and touched many lives.
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S.P. Kothari wins the 2022 Distinguished Ph.D. Alumni Award

Friday, April 1, 2022
Accounting alumnus S.P. Kothari (PhD86) is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Ph.D. Alumni Award at the Tippie College of Business. He was nominated by his Ph.D. mentor, Professor and Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, Dan Collins, for his accomplishments and impact on industry.
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UI accounting doctoral student wins $25K Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

Friday, April 1, 2022
The Deloitte Foundation has awarded Cory Hinds, a University of Iowa accounting Ph.D. candidate, a 2022 Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.
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It’s not what you said, it’s the way that you said it

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Investors and analysts can glean information from tone of voice and what’s left unsaid, according to Jeff Cossette's latest roundup of the academic literature, including research from Tippie's Scott Asay and Michael Durney.
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Help students tell the story behind the numbers

Monday, January 31, 2022
The accounting profession has seen many changes over the years. Understanding the technical side of the job is no longer enough for new graduates—communication skills are also vital.
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“I’ll take S corps for 500, Alex”

Friday, January 14, 2022
Tippie hosts the first annual RSM Tax Jeopardy Competition
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175 years: Black and gold history

Monday, November 22, 2021
This is the 175th academic year at the University of Iowa. 2021 also marks 100 years since the business school was elevated to college status. To commemorate these huge milestones, we are taking a look back—literally in photographs, with a flashback tour of Phillips Hall, and in the story of a pioneering accounting alumna you may have never heard of—Mary E. Murphy (BSC27). Come along for the ride...
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In Memoriam: Henry B. Tippie

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Henry B. Tippie, alumnus, benefactor, supporter, and friend of the University of Iowa business school that bears his name, has died at age 94.
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Black Diamonds

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Q&A with Vail Resorts Accounting Manager Wynn Tan (BBA18). Find out how she got the job, what challenges she faces, and get her best Colorado recommendations.
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Hitting all the fairways

Monday, November 8, 2021
The University of Iowa’s strengths in accounting, writing, and athletics provided Stephanie Herzog (BBA21) the perfect place to succeed as a student, creative writer, and Hawkeye golfer.
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Financial sleuth: Shawn Fox always finds the money

Monday, November 8, 2021
Shawn Fox (BBA96) is glad he was an attentive student. Advice from now Emeritus Associate Professor Richard Tubbs not only saved him from possible prison time, but set him on track for an exciting career, one in which he often plays the leading role in courtroom drama and fraud investigations.
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Working behind the scenes to get you Clorox wipes

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Supply chains and forecasts have never been more critical. Meet Ling Yan (MAc01), Clorox’s director of international tax and M&A and new Professional Accounting Council member.
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The power of the fourth estate

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Media coverage of corporate wrongdoing is an important part of holding executives accountable, according to a new study from Tippie's Dain Donelson, and shows the value of a robust watchdog media.
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Jennifer Ward the Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of 2020

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Each year, we recognize one of our distinguished graduates for their professional achievements and service to the college and our department. We are pleased to announce Jennifer Ward as our 2020 winner.
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Less is more: 2021 Sullivan Scholar in Residence Terri Yohn

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Terri Yohn argues that more disaggregation is not better. “Why go through all the accounting gymnastics, if its not going to help you forecast better?” she asked faculty and Ph.D. students in a lecture at the Tippie College of Business in September. Yohn is a professor at Emory University and pioneering accounting researcher.
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Before her time: A deep dive into the epic history of Mary E. Murphy

Monday, October 18, 2021
The story of Mary Elizabeth Murphy (BSC27) is one of family, wanderlust, and success. It’s a story as old as Iowa City itself and a testament to where higher education can take you. But above all, it’s a story of firsts—including her becoming the first woman CPA in the state and the first accounting Fulbright Scholar in the world.
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Chris A. Cox named 2021 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Chris Cox (BBA89) is as Iowa as it gets. He grew up on a farm in south central Iowa near Van Wert and is still active in the family farm. He is also a high-level accounting executive who stays connected with his alma mater and the winner of the 2021 Outstanding Accounting Alumnus of the Year award.
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Tippie analytics major among the best

Monday, September 13, 2021
The award-winning Department of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business has been recognized as one of the best undergraduate analytics departments in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
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Quinto wins FARS Outstanding Discussion Award

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Assistant Professor of Accounting Claire Quinto won a FARS Outstanding Discussion Award from the American Accounting Association. This award recognizes individuals who provided outstanding discussions of papers at the 2021 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting.
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Donelson joins the Department of Accounting

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Dain Donelson joined the Tippie College of Business accounting faculty in 2020, after 13 years at the University of Texas.
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How Henry and Patricia Tippie Met

Monday, June 7, 2021
Proof that true love isn't always love at first sight.
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Kay and John Hegarty honor Dan Collins with new faculty excellence fund

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Kay Hegarty and her husband, John Hegarty, Jr. (BA79), are honoring Collins through the creation of the Kay and John Hegarty Accounting Faculty Excellence Fund, which provides funding to faculty for their most pressing needs. Because of their giving, the Hegartys, of Swisher, Iowa, are now members of the Tippie Society, which recognizes the college’s most generous donors.
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Daniel W. Collins awarded Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Tippie College of Business accounting professor Daniel W. Collins (BBA68/PhD73) has been honored with the 2021 Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion. The award, the most prestigious at the University of Iowa, recognizes individuals of extraordinary ability and potential. Collins received the honor April 20, 2021 in a virtual ceremony.
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Accounting alum Will Moon makes a game changing gift to Iowa football

Monday, April 5, 2021
Will Moon (BBA83), along with his wife, Renee, made a transformative donation to endow the head football coaching position and create a new athletics excellence fund at the University of Iowa.
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Firms are less likely to share bad news when meeting with investors in groups. It’s not intentional.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Firms are less likely to share bad news when privately meeting with larger groups of investors, according to an award-winning study from the University of Iowa.
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Study shows that journalism matters in holding corporations accountable

Monday, March 8, 2021
Media coverage of corporate wrongdoing is an important part of holding executives accountable, according to a new study from a University of Iowa researcher, and shows the value of a robust watchdog media.
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Corporations with workers on board more apt to maximize payroll, offshore less

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
A company with worker representatives on its board of directors will cut pay and lay off employees less often than companies that don’t, while offshoring fewer jobs and producing more product that leads to larger payrolls, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.
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Tippie accounting majors provide free tax assistance for qualifying workers

Monday, February 22, 2021
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available for qualifying low- to moderate-income workers. VITA 2021 services are available virtually through Monday, April 12, 2021.
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Does media coverage cause meritorious shareholder litigation? Evidence from the stock option backdating scandal

Sunday, February 14, 2021
A recent paper by Tippie Accounting chair Dain Donelson et al. uses the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the stock option backdating scandal to examine whether media coverage causes meritorious shareholder litigation.
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Tippie celebrates Black History Month

Friday, January 29, 2021
The Tippie College of Business is committed to educating its students to meet cultural competency that today’s corporations expect of their employees. During Black History Month, the college is reflecting on how far it’s come, yet how far we have to go to achieve equity and inclusion in the field of business.
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Multiple faculty ranked top 2% of world’s researchers in Stanford study

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A number of Tippie faculty were recognized in a recent study published by Stanford University researchers using a new scholarly citation impact measure to identify the top 100,000 most impactful scientific researchers, along with those in the top 2% of their academic subfield. Indices were calculated based on lifetime scholarly impact and impact during the year 2019.
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Building authenticity and connection among diverse members of your workforce

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Calls for societal change from people of color around the country have created ripple effects in workplaces big and small. The Black Lives Matter movement in particular has provided new impetus for managers to invigorate positive connections with employees who come from different racial and cultural backgrounds and may be experiencing hurt and loss in ways that require special support.
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Managing your mental (health)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Mental health therapy is more than an hour on a couch.
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Has the revival of consulting practices at the Big 4 impacted their audit quality?

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Big 4 acquisitions of consulting firms can sometimes improve, but also decrease the quality of their financial statement audits, according to a study forthcoming in Accounting, Organizations and Society co-authored by Tippie's Dain Donelson.
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Fearlessly tackling professional and personal disruptions with the Hawkeye spirit

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
There’s a temptation to think that if we check all the boxes, do the workouts, set the right amount of money aside, make the right decisions, we’ll always be happy and successful in life and business. Hardship won’t touch us. Yet the wisdom of years teaches otherwise. With experience and maturity, we learn challenges are inevitable and, even more, can be an instructive and formative part of life...
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You don't know Jack

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The accounting major had a solid freshman season with the Hawkeyes in 2017-18, starting 14 games and putting up a career best 18 points against 14th-ranked Ohio State. But he’s barely seen a court since.
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Accounting graduates CPA exam performance ranks first in Iowa; fourth in Big Ten

Monday, November 23, 2020
Among candidates taking the CPA exam for the first time, graduates of the University of Iowa Department of Accounting outperformed graduates of all other Iowa public universities in 2019, according to recently released data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
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Why is Grant Wynia in the middle of the jungle?

Sunday, November 22, 2020
They had been on the bus for hours, the lush jungle a never-ending loop out the windows. And then suddenly, based only on a vague map from a 1950s book and a hunch, they got out. Grant Wynia (BBA06/MAc07) and his brother Nic Wynia (BA03) had arrived in the tiny village of Santa Fe, Panama.
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In memoriam: John Doyle Phillips Jr.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
John Phillips (PhD99) of Coventry, Conn. passed away earlier this year at the age of 61 after contracting COVID-19.
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The weight of paper: How one piece of paper from Tippie changed a life

Sunday, November 22, 2020
It all started with a stack of papers piled high on a desk in Colotlán, Mexico. Young Anibal Mares Márquez (BBA20) looked at his accountant mother Carmen’s tower of work and was impressed.
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Goodbye Jetlag: Brad Downes is bringing supersonic travel to the masses

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Brad Downes’ accounting degree took him to Wall Street and Groupon. His next big challenge: bring supersonic travel to the masses.
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Calm, cool, collected

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Allie Gilchrist is a Hawkeye gymnast specializing on the balance beam and floor exercises. The junior accounting student has a 4.11 GPA, which has earned her a spot as a 2020 Academic All-Big Ten and a Distinguished Big Ten Scholar. We caught up with her to ask about life in the classroom and Carver-Hawkeye arena.
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Four Questions for Laura Newinski

Sunday, November 22, 2020
As deputy chair and COO of KPMG U.S., Laura Newinski (BBA87) helps lead a firm focused on delivering top-notch audit, tax, and advisory services to clients in dozens of industries around the world. Growing up in Eldridge, Iowa, a small town near the Quad Cities, Newinski says she didn’t understand what a career in business would offer, and she credits her Tippie professors, her job in the...
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Welcome to the family: meet our four new accounting faculty members

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Meet the new four new accounting faculty members Dain Donelson, Adrienne Rhodes, Michael Durney, and Claire Quinto.
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Virtual reality: A look back at 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020
2020 has been a year like no other. Undoubtedly, every single member of the Hawkeye family has felt the effects of COVID-19 in one way or another.
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CPA exams: How Jake Schafer clinched the Elijah Watt Sells and Capstone Awards

Sunday, November 22, 2020
When it comes to CPA exam performance, Tippie students don’t mess around. We talked with Jake Schafer (BBA19), now an associate at PwC in Los Angeles, about just how he managed to clinch an Elijah Watt Sells Award (requiring a 95.5+ cumulative average) and a Capstone Award (top 4 exam results in Iowa) in 2019.
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Nicole Thorne Jenkins begins her tenure as the dean of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Nicole Thorne Jenkins begins her tenure as the dean of the University of McIntire School of Commerce
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Amy Kristof-Brown named dean of the Tippie College of Business

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Today, Amy Kristof-Brown has been named dean of the Tippie College of Business, pending approval of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Kristof-Brown has been serving as the college’s interim dean since March 2020 and will begin her new role on December 1, 2020.
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$390 billion in offshore income: Welcome to the world of shadow insurance

Thursday, November 12, 2020
We’ve all heard stories of offshore bank accounts. Visions of white sand beaches, wire transfers, and heist films spring to mind. But what are offshore affiliate insurance companies, how much are U.S. life insurance companies using them, and why? One Tippie researcher found out.
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‘U.S. News’ ranks UI first among public universities for writing; Tippie 21st among public business schools

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report place the Tippie College of Business 21st among business programs at public universities. The college is also a significant part of the university ecosystem that earned first place among public universities in the inaugural “writing in the disciplines” ranking for “making the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the...
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Tippie Gateway opens doors for participants

Thursday, July 9, 2020
Tippie Gateway started in 2015 to recruit populations underrepresented in business – women as well as first-generation, LGBTQ+, and students of color. It’s important to reach out to these students early – so that they take the necessary math requirements needed for college and/or business school. Many Tippie Gateway participants are entering their senior year of high school and still have time to...
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Tippie honors 2020 Alum and Young Alum of the Year award winners

Monday, May 4, 2020
Christopher Klein (BBA85), executive chairman and former CEO of Fortune Brands, is the recipient of the 2020 Tippie Alum of the Year award. Wenran Xie (BBA13), a manager at Ernst & Young (EY), is the recipient of the 2020 Tippie Young Alum of the Year award.
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Virtual Pomerantz Business Library resources are available

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
During this time of virtual only instruction, the Pomerantz Business Library encourages students to continue accessing library resources through remote services.
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Information for Tippie-affiliated student organizations regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020
As you have heard, following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, the University of Iowa is suspending face-to-face instruction for two weeks following spring break. The university will move to virtual instruction beginning March 23, 2020, and continue remotely through at least April 3, 2020. To align with this decision and proactively maintain the health and safety of our...
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Important Tippie-specific updates regarding COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020
First and foremost, our desire is to curb the spread of this virus and to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Your primary resource for the most up-to-date information is the university’s COVID-19 website. You can also find Tippie-specific frequently asked questions on our FAQ website.
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Tippie teams dominate diversity and business ethics case competition

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Student teams from the Tippie College of Business placed first and third at the Fifth Annual Diversity and Business Ethics Case Competition hosted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Accounting grad gives back in a unique way

Thursday, February 13, 2020
“I’m very fortunate to have gotten my degree from Iowa,” says Myren, who was the first in his family to go to college. “And when you have benefited like I have, it’s great to give back.”

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