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IRS breaking law by mining data, probing social media, says WSU professor  

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

Kim HouserPULLMAN, Wash. – The Internal Revenue Service is breaking several laws by mining large data sets and combing through social media posts in its search for people to audit, a Washington State University professor says. » More …

Nov. 20: Students practice forensic accounting at mock trial

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and University of Idaho students will showcase their investigative and prosecution skills in a free, public mock arbitration exercise 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the UI Law School’s model courtroom. » More …

College of Business sustains accreditation

By Sue McMurray, College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s business and accounting program accreditation has been extended for five years for all degree levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the outcome of AACSB’s positive and constructive review of the WSU College of Business earlier this spring. » More …

Accounting program endorsed by nat’l accounting association

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – The accounting program at Washington State University Vancouver has been endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants.

The IMA recently launched a new initiative to endorse universities that offer undergraduate programs that enable students to pursue and earn the Certified Management Accountant credential. The first two universities to win the endorsement are Washington State University Vancouver and Pennsylvania State University.

IMA is an association committed to helping accountants and financial professionals expand their professional skills, better manage their organizations and enhance their … » More …

WSU offers new online major in accounting

PULLMAN – Beginning this summer, WSU is offering a new online major in accounting. 

The College of Business worked with Distance Degree Programs to put the major online, creating the third new online business program in the last few months.

WSU’s accounting undergraduate major is one of only 165 AACSB-accredited accounting baccalaureate programs worldwide, said John Sweeney, chair of the Department of Accounting and Ted Saldin Distinguished Professor of Accounting. “Offering the accounting major online will provide access for a large segment of the population who are unable to take courses at a campus location,” he said. “It is a tremendous opportunity for … » More …

Accounting career night at WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND — Students can learn about careers in accounting and what it takes to succeed in the field during a special event Sept. 30 at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
Accounting Career Night is at 6:30 p.m. in the Consolidated Information Center, upstairs in Room 216, at 2770 University Drive, Richland. The event is co-sponsored by the WSU Tri-Cities College of Business and the students’ Tri-Cities Business Club.
 
Speakers include representatives from the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, government agencies, and the CPA firms of LeMaster & Daniels, Moss Adams, and Northwest … » More …

Accountant perseveres, achieves master’s degree

As a WSU staff member, Greg Fehrs paid just $5 per class to earn his master’s degree in accounting at WSU, but the price wasn’t his only motivation. Another unlikely stimulus was his high school guidance counselor, who said Fehrs likely wouldn’t succeed in college. With less-than-average high school grades and ACT scores, the deck seemed stacked against Fehrs. But he believes nothing can account for effort and perseverance. “I’m the type of person to take that advice and say ‘watch me,’” Fehrs said. “It’s the thing that’s pushed me to keep going in tough times.” Fehrs graduated from the University of Idaho with a … » More …

WSU hosts govt. officials at 2006 Fraud Symposium

Federal and state accounting officials will share insider perspectives on financial crimes at the third annual WSU Fraud Symposium, hosted by the Department of Accounting in the College of Business. This year’s symposium will be held Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in Todd Hall 276 and will continue the series’ focus on various aspects of fraud as they relate to the accounting profession and the business community. Previous symposium topics have included white collar crime and computer forensics.  “The symposium is a great venue for students, faculty, and professionals in the industry to learn how fraud is committed or prevented, and how … » More …