Accounting & Information Assurance Department

Accounting Newsletter 2019-20

Welcome to the Accounting and Information Assurance (AIA) Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The AIA Department offers courses and programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees. In addition, the AIA Department plays a significant role in providing accounting and information assurance courses with the Smith School’s MBA program.

These programs are designed, and have proven, to provide the foundation for our graduates to reach the top echelons of careers in accounting, management, and academia. According to the most recent recruiters' survey by The Wall Street Journal, the Smith School’s undergraduate accounting major ranked No. 7 in the U.S.

Brief Description of the Accounting Field

Accounting and Information Assurance, in a limited sense, is the analysis, classification and recording of financial events, and the reporting of the results of such events for an organization. In a broader sense, accounting consists of all financial systems for planning, controlling and appraising the performance of an organization. Among its many facets, accounting includes financial planning, budgeting, accounting systems, financial management controls, financial analysis of performance, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, and taxation.

Smith's accounting curriculum provides an educational foundation for careers in accounting and other management areas, whether in private business organizations, government and nonprofit agencies, or public accounting firms.

News

Maryland Smith Announces Eight New Faculty Members

As courses convene for the new academic year, Maryland Smith is welcoming eight new scholars to its faculty.

Tejwansh (Tej)…

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Three Ways TerpTax Adapted in the Pandemic

For many organizations, the pandemic era has been a test of resilience and adaptability. Maryland Smith’s TerpTax is acing that test.…

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Global Teams Compete in the Accounting and Analytics IB Agility Labs

As part of the #KeepGlobalSmith initiative, the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Global Business at the University of…

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Insights & Research

In Accounting Research, a Move Toward the Inductive?

How data analytics and machine learning are transforming accounting studies

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Why the Berry Tax Case Is So Interesting

Or How To Deduct a $3.6M Bugatti.

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The Rocket Scientist and the Tax Court Exemption

It all starts with a credit card rewards system

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The Cost of Being Transparent

Competitors Seize On Clues Public Companies Reveal in SEC Disclosures

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Contact Us

Department Chair
Michael Kimbrough
Phone:  301-405-8522

Associate Chair
James McKinney
Phone: 301-405-2217

Department Manager
Diane Hall
Phone: 301-405-4072
Fax: 301-314-9414

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