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Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge began her new role as chair of the NIU Department of Accountancy Jan. 1. Shortridge is the Gaylen and Joanne Larson Professor of Accountancy and formerly served as the department’s assistant chair. She is the first woman to hold the chair position in the department’s history. “It’s an honor to be chosen as...
Students who graduated from NIU with master’s degrees in accountancy this spring have a tough act to follow. Recently released data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy show that their predecessors in the class of 2014 posted the highest CPA exam pass rate for any graduate-level program in the state. Nearly three-quarters...
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The NIU College of Business and its Department of Accountancy have maintained business and accounting accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are 694 business schools in 45 countries...
Michael Cahill
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has selected NIU accountancy graduate Michael Cahill for a coveted post-graduate technical assistant internship. “For an accountancy student, this is the equivalent of a law student being selected to become a clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Jim Young, chair of accountancy in the NIU College of Business. The...
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The Accounting Degree Review recently ranked the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business among the Top 30 programs in the nation. The publication based its list on a meta-analysis of rankings done by three established organizations, each of which applies different criteria. The rankings used were by the Public Accounting...
College of Business students with Dean Denise Schoenbachler
NIU’s accountancy program continues to stake its claim as one of the best programs in the country, checking in at No. 16 on the Public Accounting Report’s annual ranking of best accounting programs. The program has been a mainstay on the list since the publication began ranking programs 32 years ago. The annual asks accountancy...
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With an endowment campaign driven by College of Business alumnus Lance Smith (ACCY ’84), the Ernst & Young Leadership and Professional Development Center in Barsema Hall prepares accountancy students to be effective leaders and communicators. “Our department does a wonderful job of educating students on the technical aspects of accounting,” says Jim Young, chair of the...
Jim Young
Jim Young, chair of the Department of Accountancy in the NIU College of Business, has been appointed to the Pathways Advisory Commission of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/American Accounting Association. The commission is charged with studying the future structure of accounting education and developing recommendations for how the field can engage and retain...
Jim Young
To the layman, accounting might appear to consist of little more than moving numbers from one column to another. Jim Young, chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business, knows better. After a lifetime spent working in and teaching about accountancy, he sees it as a vital, exciting field...
Goodwill Industries announced Thursday a partnership with the Northern Illinois University College of Business and the DeKalb County CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Coalition which will allow low-income residents to have their taxes prepared free of charge by NIU accountancy students. The free tax service will be available from noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays...
Barsema Hall, home of the NIU College of Business
Professors across the nation have once again rated NIU’s Department of Accountancy among the elite in the nation. The Public Accounting Report’s 29th Annual Professor’s Survey, ranked NIU’s undergraduate program eighth (up 12 spots from last year) and its graduate program 10th (up 10 spots from last year) in the nation. Inclusion in the rankings places...