IRS selects new advisory council members

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

The IRSAC, established in 1953, is an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss various issues in tax administration. The council provides the IRS Commissioner with relevant feedback, observations and recommendations. It will submit its annual report to the agency at a public meeting in November 2018.

The IRS strives to appoint members to the IRSAC who represent the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, small and large...

Audit fee increases don’t lead to better audit quality, says study

Increases in audit fees paid by public companies aren’t necessarily producing better audit quality, according to a new report.

The study, conducted by Lili Sun, an associate professor of accounting at the University of North Texas, Michael Ettredge of the University of Kansas and Matthew Sherwood of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, examined audits of internal control under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. It will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

“We find the small accelerated filers have the largest fee shock, which averages 107.8 percent,...

30 Most Affordable Graduate Accounting Programs 2016

Mon, Feb 22, 2016 - 12:30pm

Accounting Degree Review has researched the tuition for the most affordable graduate accounting programs in the nation.  Every school on the list has been accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  The AACSB is the most sought after accreditation for business schools.  Currently there are only 170 institutions who have received the AACSB accreditation.

We calculated the tuition for out of state full-time students with a bachelors in accounting who started the program in Fall 2015.  The tuition and fees calculated are only estimates.  Please contact the...

Two alumni appointed to UNT Board of Regents

Mon, Nov 9, 2015 - 7:12pm

By Brittany Clark

Governor Greg Abbott appointed three members to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents with terms set to expire on May 22, 2021. These appointees, and one re-appointee include A.K. Mago, Laura Wright and Brint Ryan, said a press release Monday. According to the press release, chairman and CEO of Mago and Associates, Inc., A.K. Mago received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the president of India in 2014 and is a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber Board.

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College of Business alumna named CFO

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 - 8:32am

Goodman Networks Incorporated, a leader in the design, engineering, construction, deployment, integration and maintenance of converging wireless networks, today announced the appointment of Joy L. Brawner as its new Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Brawner will report to Chairman and CEO Ron Hill and will have responsibility for leading all aspects of the company's financial management.

"Joy has made a tremendous impact on our accounting and reporting functions, and has been instrumental in the integration of our acquired companies and the implementation of our financial strategy since she joined Goodman Networks as our...