Department of Accounting

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UACPA Highlights

 UACPA Student Conference

UACPA Student Conference

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Free for student members

CPA Examination Content Changes

      Friday, March 31, 2017
      University of Utah
      Spencer Fox Eccles Business Buld

Keynote: Rich Gallagher, AICPA Director of Examination Content

***Accounting majors planning to sit for the CPA examination need to be informed of changes and updates made to the content of the exam.***

Please register early and make travel plans in advance.  If you are willing volunteer your vehicle for carpooling, please let the office know so that rides can be made available.  The Accounting office is located at WB 146c and the office phone number is 801-863-8526.

Department Highlights

 UVU Giving

UVU Giving Challenge

Students Helping Students

Need-Based Scholarships

      Feb 22 - Mar 3, 2017
      Woodbury Student Lounge

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Any donation of $1 or more will be matched and the money put toward a need-based scholarhip for a Woodbury student!

Every donor receives a chance to win terrific UVU food court gift cards!

Look for Patti Monsoor and student volunteers in the main Woodbury studnent lounge from Monday, Feb.27 to Mar. 3rd to make your $1 or more donation.


Mentoring Highlights

 Career Development

Susan Speirs, CEO for UACPA

Mentoring for Women in Accounting

Career Development

      Thursday, March 9, 2017
      WB 146G

 Accounting firms recruit, develop, and seek to retain employees to increase the quality and influence of their organizations.  But, what does a future accountant or internal auditor need to know in order to build her career?  What is the path to develop career employment in the field of Accounting?


 The first mentoring meeting discussed the importance of a college education including both an undergraduate and graduate degree.  The second meeting presented negotiation as a tool with which to manage a professional career and to build a meaningful personal life.  Our third meeting will focus on career development.

Susan Speirs knows the accounting profession from top to bottom and bottom to top.  She will identify specific components that are needed to advance from entry level positions to senior level management in an accounting firm.
The Accounting department encourages our Women in Accounting to be informed regarding career goals they can aspire to attain and to enjoy in the form of larger salaries as reward for their expertise in understanding the accounting profession.


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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.