Students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were finalists in the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) National Case Competition, sponsored by KPMG and held at their national convention in Orlando, Fl., August 2-5, 2014. This is the fourth year in a row that UMD has been a finalist – coming in second place the previous two years.
Accounting & Information Assurance
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome 12 new full-time faculty members to start the fall semester of 2014.
Dr. Demirkan earned his PhD in Accounting at Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2007 where he got his MS in Accounting, MSA and MBA degrees too. His dissertation was on the topic of strategic alliances and their information environments. He became interested in becoming an academic shortly after completing his BA at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Bogazici University, Istanbul. He worked at Koc Holding and a private venture capital firm after graduation. He established his own firms too.
Sam Handwerger, CPA, is a full-time Lecturer in the department, and is a University of Maryland undergraduate accounting alumnus. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from the University of Baltimore. Handwerger was a Senior Tax Researcher with EY in New York City and later led the Tax Planning and Preparation Departments of the CPA firm Handwerger, Cardegna, Funkhouser & Lurman. In 1996, he was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer of the year award in the State of Maryland for financial and management advisement to non-profit organizations.
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Join the Robert H. Smith School of Business on December 21, 2014 as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates at the commencement ceremonies.
The ceremony will take place in The Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. Tickets are not required.
Ethics and Corporate Malfeasance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
An Event Sponsored by C-BERC
(Robert H. Smith School of Business & College of Behavioral and Social Sciences)
September 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
2333 Van Munching Hall
Keynote Lecture by Michael C. Jensen (Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus Harvard School of Business Administration)
“Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach”
For more information contact Jing Shen at email@example.com.
Chad joined the Accounting and Information Assurance doctoral program in 2010. His primary research interests are in financial accounting, particularly the role of managers in firm performance, financial reporting decisions, and litigation risk. Chad’s research has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Businessweek.com. Prior to joining the Smith School, Chad worked in Citco Fund Services’ financial reporting division and KPMG’s audit division, where he earned his CPA license.