Accounting & Information Assurance

University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business 10th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "10th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2013, as recommended by members of its faculty and staff.

Smith's Larry Gordon to Speak at London School of Economics' Management Accounting Research Group Conference

Larry Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, will be the plenary speaker at the London School of Economics' Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference on April 6, 2006. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting and Finance at LSE, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), with a theme of Risk Management & Financial Control."

New University of Maryland MS in Accounting Program Addresses Acute Industry Shortage in Auditing Expertise

College Park, MD January 10, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that it intends to offer an Executive Master of Science (MS) in Accounting program. The program will include a focus on internal auditing making it a unique offering and well positioned to meet a critical need for accountants with advanced degrees and internal audit specialization following the institution of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.

Lecturers for Smith School Business Ethics Series Share Story of White-Collar Crime and Living on the Ethical Edge

The Robert H. Smith School of Business kicked off its Business Ethics Lecture Series on October 6, with a riveting talk on white-collar crime and living on the ethical edge delivered by guest lecturers Alfred and Joan Porro. The Porros spoke of the personal and professional upheaval caused in their lives after they were sentenced to more than 45 months in prison for white-collar crimes. They held an audience of university undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff spellbound as they openly shared their experiences and lessons learned.

University of Maryland Business Professor Lawrence A. Gordon Invited to Join National Infrastructure Advisory Council Study Group

College Park, Md. September 28, 2005 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that Lawrence A. Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance Director, has been invited to join the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)s Study Group on Risk Management Approaches to Protection. The study group supports the work being conducted by NIAC.

Ernst & Young Foundation Presents $37,000 Gift to Smith School

The Ernst & Young Foundation presented a matching gifts check for $37,073 to Dean Howard Frank on May 5, 2005 to the Robert H. Smith School of Business on behalf of University of Maryland alumni partners, retirees and staff. Of the total amount, $28,323 is designated for the Ernst & Young Education Excellence Fund, $7,500 to the Dando Scholarship Fund and $1,250 to the Lamone Fund.

When combined with individual alumni contributions, the check from the Ernst & Young Foundation brings the organizations total gifts to the Smith School over the past year to $71,446.

Scholars from Around the World Unite to Discuss Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity at Smith's Annual Forum

Can an individual computer user be held liable for neglecting to update their virus protection? How much is enough for a firm to spend on information security? What can be done about the free-rider problem?

These were among the questions explored by a group of scholars from around the world at the Second Annual Forum on Cybersecurity held at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, May 26, 2005.

Forum on Financial Systems and Cyber Security Attracts Experts from Around the Globe

The information revolution has not only introduced new technologies, but has also changed the way business is conducted. Economic transactions increasingly take place via digital networks, and a critical part of this interconnectivity is the way organizations have integrated accounting and financial management systems with Internet-based applications. In order to help form the debate concerning the relations among financial systems, cyber security, and public policy, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy initiated the first forum on the topic, "Financial Systems and Cyber Security: A Public Policy Perspective."

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