John Hancock rallied a nation with his large autograph on the Declaration of Independence, but new research from the Smith School shows that signature size on corporate financial statements can signal far less noble intentions. The working paper, led by Smith accounting professor Nick Seybert and 2015 Smith PhD graduate Charles Ham, finds that chief financial officers with large signatures are more willing to exploit others and bend the truth in their favor. Read more...
Accounting & Information Assurance
The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Each year, Smith awards three different honors to its faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching excellence: The Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Krowe Teaching Excellence Awards and the Legg-Mason Award.
Eugene Cantor retired in 2015 after 31 years of federal service to return to his alma mater the University of Maryland to teach on a full-time basis. He served 25 years as an attorney with the Securities & Corporate Practices Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an office of the United States Treasury Department. He also served as an investigative auditor with the former General Accounting Office, as an attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission and as a legal honors intern with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together to celebrate the achievements of full-time MBA students at the 4th Annual MBA End-of-the-Year Banquet on May 14, 2015, held at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
On April 20, 2015, the Accounting and Information Assurance Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Accounting Teaching Scholars (ATS) dinner.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business community came together on May 7, 2015, to celebrate the achievements of top undergraduate students at the 15th annual Dean’s Undergraduate Senior Awards Dinner. More than 60 students, faculty and staff enjoyed a dinner at Van Munching Hall.
As tax season comes to a close, the new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated their first season of operation, and almost 100 returns filed successfully.
The VITA program was established by site coordinator Samuel Handwerger and professor Martin Loeb, with help from Wei Wu ’13 and 12 core student volunteers.
This local area research conference, held on a rotating basis at five different universities, will take place from 8am to 4pm and will include breakfast, lunch, and five research presentation sessions by local accounting faculty from Maryland, Georgetown, GWU, George Mason, and American University.
Lawrence Gordon, professor of managerial accounting and information assurance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, will speak at the 2015 International National Cyber Security Centre One Conference, April 13-14, in the Netherlands.
Companies guilty of accounting trickery don’t want Howard Schilit, MBA ’76, PhD ’81, anywhere near their books. The CEO of Schilit Forensics and co-author of “Financial Shenanigans” has a remarkable track record of cutting through corporate spin and telling investors what they really need to know before it’s too late. Now the Smith alumnus is passing on his techniques to undergraduates at the school through the Schilit Scholars in Accounting program.