Department of Accounting

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Career in Accounting
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Woodbury Highlights

 Amy Rees

Amy Rees Anderson

Founder and Managing Partner of REES Capital

Overcoming Fear to Get to Fabulous

      Tuesday, February 7, 2017
      SC 206 AB

Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy was CEO of MediConnect Global, a company she grew and sold in 2012 for over $377 million.

After selling MediConnect, she founded the IPOP Foundation, a charity focused on promoting entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance.

Amy has been the recipient of a number of awards, which include being named CEO of the Year and receiving the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, Businessweek and many other national publications as a result of her many accomplishments, and in 2015 Amy received an honorary PhD.  Amy is, also, an author and serves as a weekly contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post.  She is currently serving on 15 boards.

All WB students are invited to this special presentation.  As a courtesy, please be seated in time for our guest speaker to begin as scheduled.

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Club Highlights

 Tory Norman

Tory Norman

Supervisor, Technology & Business Advisory Department

Club Meeting: Student Professionalism

      Wednesday, January 11, 2017
      5:00pm - 6:00pm
      WB 118

Tory enjoys working with clients to understand every aspect of their businesses and use available technologies to find efficient ways to meet their unique business needs.  He believes that an important part of an advisor's job is coaching and training his clients to ensure that they understand the processes and systems that drive their businesses.  For these reason, education and customization are Tory's favorite parts of being a small business and technology advisor at Squires.

Tory joined Squires & Company in 2011.  His area of focus is QuickBooks support, customization, and implementation.  Education and Certifications include the following:

  •      MAcc, Brigham Young University
  •      B.S., Brigham Young University
  •      Member of Beta Alpha Psi
  •      Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisory

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Accounting Advisory Board

Advisory Board
Accounting Advisory Board 2015-2016

UVU Accounting Advisory Board Promotes Academic and Professional Excellence for Accounting Majors

The Accounting Advisory Board serves as an entity that fosters the growth of the Accounting program at Utah Valley University (UVU).  This team of local and regional accounting professionals advise the Accounting department’s chair and faculty regarding developing trends both within Utah and outside of the state. They assess an annual program review.  The board cultivates professional relationships between the UVU Department of Accounting and external constituencies.

This year, we welcome a new member to the advisory board, Heidi Topham.  Ms. Topham is the CFO/Corporate Controller for Gold Tip, LLC.  We look forward to her meaningful contributions.  We are grateful for the talents and expertise she brings to the advisory board.

Board members take part in purposeful business-student program activities.  The board provides thoughtful guidance for the academic and professional growth of our Accounting majors.     For example, board members participate in "Mock Interviews" following the annual advisory board meeting.  It is during these practice interviews that students receive direct feedback on their resumes and interview skills.  This is a notable service rendered by advisory board members.  Some of our students are first generation college students.  The professional world of Accounting is new to them.  Many students have been surprised at how generous board members have been with their time in offering guidance and suggestions in a one-to-one setting.  

In addition, this year half of the advisory board members volunteered to present at weekly Beta Alpha Psi chapter meetings held between Aug 2016 and April 2017.  The willingness of this board to meet directly with students is a tremendous increase in the value of the academic and professional development of our students.  This is truly an outstanding service.  Many of our students have commented on insights and perspectives they gained by learning from advisory board members.    

The Department of Accounting is sincerely grateful to the Accounting Advisory Board and for their dedicated service.


Internal Audit Advisory Board

Internal Audit Team
Internal Audit Program Competes for First Time & Wins!

UVU Internal Auditing Program Recognized as A Comprehensive School by The Institute of Internal Auditors

OREM, UT – March 2, 2016 – The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has increased the rating level of the UVU Woodbury School of Business Internal Auditing Program from a foundation school to a comprehensive school. Fewer than 20 universities in the United States and 30 worldwide share this quality rating level or above.

“This recognition by the IIA is truly significant for our program and our students,” says Professor of Accounting, Jim Bailey. “Achieving the   comprehensive level demonstrates to the world that Woodbury’s program is fully committed to producing job-ready graduates for internal auditing careers.”

Woodbury’s internal auditing program is designed to develop students' professional abilities in the areas of risk based auditing, problem solving, ethical reasoning, and communication through an engaged and experiential learning experience. The program cultivates a wide variety of critical skills to successfully compete in business including strong governance, risk management, and control competencies.

Globally, the IIA has more than 180,000 members.  The IIA in North America comprises 160 chapters serving more than 72,500 members in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Established in 1941, the IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

The IIA, the internationally recognized global voice for the profession, has stepped forward to assist institutions of higher learning to recognize the various degrees of commitment and effort schools are making to provide students with the information and skill sets necessary to be able to choose from a variety of career paths within internal auditing.