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Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman
Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman, who this fall joins the nationally ranked NIU Department of Accountancy as an assistant professor, received the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association. Her study examined the impact of audit partner Big 4 experience on audit pricing in the non-Big 4 firm audit...
Natalie T. Churyk
The NIU College of Business has announced that Natalie T. Churyk, professor of accountancy, has been appointed the William Doyle Endowed Professor in Accountancy. Churyk completed her Ph.D. at University South Carolina in 2001 and joined the NIU faculty shortly thereafter. She teaches in the Masters of Accounting Science (Leadership) program, specifically graduate accounting research. She...
Donna Kieso
Faculty emeritus and legendary accounting author Don Kieso has made a significant gift to recognize his wife and partner of 56 years by creating a professorship in her name. The Donna R. Kieso Professorship in Accounting was established to reward excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession. Kate Mantzke, associate professor of accounting,...
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...
Federal 1040 form, pen and calculator
Qualified NIU students, faculty and staff can get free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 26 through April 12 in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge. This program is sponsored by the NIU Department of Accountancy, NIU’s Financial Cents program and Goodwill Northern...
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...
Rob Sterling
Northern Illinois University senior fullback Rob Sterling has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 first team and is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released the teams selected by its members Thursday. Sterling, who carries a 3.63 GPA in accountancy at NIU,...
Rob Sterling
Northern Illinois University fullback Rob Sterling (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) has been named one of 167 semifinalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. With the nomination, Sterling is also a semifinalist for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes one individual (from any level of college football) as...
AACSB Accredited logo
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...
Photo of calculator and ledger
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...
Clockwise, from top left: Jennifer Butler-Ellis, Mark Riley, Rebecca Shortridge.
The American Institute of CPAs has honored the NIU Department of Accountancy for its innovative efforts to teach students that success in the field today requires more than just a knack for crunching numbers. Faculty Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark Riley and Rebecca Shortridge were named recipients of the 2013 Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching...