Accounting Leads the Way

Accounting Leads the Way

By UM News

Accounting Leads the Way

By UM News
The Department of Accounting at the Miami Business School has been busy adding up recent achievements to their dossier. Below, you will find the latest updates on the department and its faculty. 

Dr. Nanda Wins Research Award

The Department of Accounting Chair, Dr. Dhananjay 'DJ' Nanda, co-authored a paper with Shane Dikolli and William Mayew, titled “CEO Tenure and the Performance-Turnover Relation” (2014) in the Review of Accounting Studies is the 2018 winner of the “Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award” of the American Accounting Association.

The Literature Award committee was impressed by the paper’s important findings, its novelty, and its high number of citations in the literature thus far. The award was presented at the Management Accounting Section Business Luncheon during the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting.

Dr. Minutti-Meza Awarded PCAOB Fellowship

Dr. Miguel Minutti-Meza, associate professor, was awarded the 2018-2019 academic fellowship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. This program is designed to appoint, annually, an experienced accounting researcher and academic, with an active interest in auditing and oversight matters, to serve as an Academic Fellow at the PCAOB Washington, D.C., headquarters for a term of up to 12 months.

The Fellow is assigned to the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) for the academic year 2018-2019. ORA identifies and analyzes emerging accounting and auditing issues, and other risk areas that may contribute to audit failures. The Academic Fellow provides analytical support and expertise to ORA and other PCAOB staff. Specifically, Fellows have the opportunity to engage closely with PCAOB staff in the development of research projects and serve as a valuable resource to staff economists.

2018 Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp

The 2018 PhD Rookie Camp, founded by the Miami Business School Department of Accounting, will be held on December 7-9, at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami, Florida. The Rookie Camp is the premiere event for recruiting new accounting faculty. It brings together universities that are seeking new faculty members and PhD candidates who are seeking their first academic appointments. The camp is co-sponsored by the Miami Business School Department of Accounting and the American Accounting Association.

Additional information about the camp is available at

Department of Accounting Hosts the Florida Accounting Symposium

The Department of Accounting hosted the fourth annual Florida Accounting Symposium at the Miami Business School on September 14-15. Just over 60 faculty members and doctoral students from seven PhD-granting institutions in the state of Florida attended.

“Faculty and doctoral students really enjoy attending the symposium each year, as it brings together academics from many of the Florida schools to share their diverse research ideas,” said Dr. Diana Falsetta, associate professor of accounting, who served on the six-person program committee with Dr. Sundaresh Ramnath, associate professor of accounting. “Overall, everyone found the quality of the research papers and discussions to be very thought-provoking and highly engaging.”

The event was organized by the University of Miami, University of Florida, and Florida State University. The 2019 Florida Accounting Symposium will be hosted by the University of Florida in Gainesville (September 2019). 

The 2018 Business ForUM

The Miami Business School’s Department of Accounting hosted the 2018 Business ForUM on May 22 in the Donna E. Shalala Student Center. The conference theme was “The Influence of eCommerce on the Global Economy.”

Over 100 alumni, accountants, lawyers, and faculty attended. The half-day event provided attendees CPE credit hours plus an opportunity to reconnect and network with business colleagues, accounting alumni, faculty, and friends.

“I believe the event provides insightful content that is provocative and creative, more than the average accounting seminar,” said Roberto Valdez, manager in risk advisory services at Kaufman Rossin. “I really enjoyed the networking opportunities in between the sessions.”

The Department of Accounting says “Thank U” to the sponsors of the 2018 ForUM. Gold Sponsors were Alvarez & Marsal, Deloitte, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Silver Sponsors were Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Coral Gables Trust, Crowe Horwath, EY, Grant Thornton, HLB Gravier, Kaufman Rossin, KPMG, and MasTec. A Friend of the ForUM was Taxfyle.

To read more on the conference, click here

Accounting Faculty Publish in Top Research Journals

To see all the published papers from the Department of Accounting Faculty and other departments' faculty members, click here