Accounting & Information Assurance

You Say 'Employee,' They Say 'Contractor'

In some places, they're called 1099'ers, after the tax form on which their income is reported: People who do work for a corporation but are classified as independent contractors. Companies don't have to pay the employer share of Social Security taxes to contractors, who are also denied the right to unionize. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board and the IRS have been cracking down on companies that wrongly categorize employees as contractors. Read more ...

Giving Day is March 3

Giving Day returns to the University of Maryland on Thursday, March 3, giving all members of the Robert H. Smith School of Business community the opportunity to boost their contributions through several hourly contests held across campus. From noon until 2 p.m., the Smith faculty and staff’s donations will be eligible for an extra $3,000 prize to be awarded to the Smith School - if they can donate the most money of any on-campus unit within that timeframe.

Cybersecurity Forum Imagines a World Without Secrets

Cybersecurity experts hired to lock down technology often overlook the vulnerability of another machine: the human brain. That was the warning of David Balenson, a senior computer scientist at SRI International, during the 12th annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity, sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business.

12th Annual Cybersecurity Forum on Jan 13

Cyber attacks on companies worldwide increased by 48 percent from 2013 to 2014 as roughly 42.8 million data security breaches cost firms hundreds to potentially millions of dollars (according to this recent study). With cybercrime against organizations flourishing, researchers and senior executives from business and government agencies will engage in a daylong Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Jan. 13, 2016, in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland.

Alan Siegfried Honored for Contributions to​ Internal Auditing Profession

​Alan Siegfried, assistant academic director of the MS Accounting Internal Auditing Track and adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is  being honored for his contributions to the internal auditing profession by the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Musa Subasi

Musa Subasi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, joined the Smith School in 2015. He earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining the Smith School, Subasi was a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has taught undergraduate intermediate accounting classes. His research interests include economic consequences of investor conferences and institutional/individual trading activity around various corporate events.

2014 JAPP Conference

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Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
May 29, 2014

“Accounting and Risk Management”

HIGHLIGHTS: Conference Explores Accounting and Risk Management
Research presented at the third annual Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Conference in College Park, Md., shows how the expectation of a safety net — which comes with strings attached — actually reins in shareholders and managers with limited liability. Read more.

The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) is pleased to hold the third of its annual conferences rotating among the IE Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. The third conference will be held on May 29, 2014, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Maryland (less than 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC, with easy Metro access). The third conference will be focused around the theme of Accounting and Risk Management. A special issue of JAPP will be published based on the papers and related discussions presented at the Conference. Risk Management is best thought of as a process that consists of several phases, including identifying risks, determining methods for mitigating and transferring risks, and for controlling/responding to damages caused by risk not mitigated or transferred. The bursting of the dot com bubble, the accounting scandals at the turn of the century, and the recent financial crisis have heightened awareness of the importance of risk management and the role accounting plays in risk management.

Conference Coordinators:

  • Alnoor Bhimani, London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK)
  • Salvador Carmona, IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)
  • Lawrence A. Gordon, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (USA)
  • Martin P. Loeb, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (USA)

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