Tag Archives: School of Accountancy

October 28

Melting Pot of Majors Shines Bright

Six students from different majors, backgrounds, and even cultures have united as one in the innovation process to develop a sustainable and rewarding company. Sam Webb, an accounting senior in the BYU School of Accountancy, is the business anchor of a six-student startup called Dentium.Club, an online teeth whitening company. The rest of the crew—Austin Harrison, Zach […]

July 29

Accounting Professor Reaches New Heights

After growing up in Kingsburg, California, new BYU School of Accountancy professor Melissa Western completed her undergraduate studies in neighboring Fresno. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to major in, but many of her track teammates were business students. They encouraged her to try out an accounting class, which she did—and she fell in love. “It […]

December 15

BYU Beta Alpha Psi Aids Local Nonprofits

What can accounting students do to help a leprosy colony in India? As it turns out, a lot. Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Within the BYU chapter of BAP, groups of accounting students work on projects aiding local nonprofits. Hannah Rios, a second-year MAcc student from […]

November 13

WSOA: Accounting is Always in Style

Accounting is for men. Accounting is too hard. Accounting will destroy your social life. These are rumors. But for women looking to enter the accounting program, they’re sometimes the only messages received. “As a freshman or sophomore looking into accounting, you hear a lot of rumors about the program that may deter some women from applying,” says […]

November 03

2015 SOA Conference Draws Crowds

Three days. Four major events. More than 200 attendees. The third annual School of Accountancy Conference ran 22-24 October, bringing together SOA alumni, faculty, and community members for an activity-filled weekend event. Here’s a rundown of the weekend’s happenings. Ladies’ Night The Women in the School of Accounting club kicked off the conference on Thursday […]

October 29

SOA Professor Leads New Accounting Site

Accounting documents don’t have to read like gibberish. At least that’s what professor Cassy Budd is trying to prove with the help of her RevenueHub team. With the release of the Financial Accounting Standard Board’s new revenue recognition standard, first- and second-year MAcc students, with the help of Budd and other faculty, are decoding the complex details […]

September 21

SOA Professor Spins Wheels, Wins Big

Blink, and you might miss him. On wheels accounting professor Mark Zimbelman is fast. So fast that he recently placed second in his category of the Men’s Master Road Race during the USA Cycling National Championships held in Ogden, Utah, on 10 September 2015. But this forty-six mile win was not his first brush with […]

September 18

Alum Alan Olsen’s Life by the Numbers

Now that he thinks about it, Alan Olsen hates accounting. You wouldn’t expect this from a man with more than thirty-five years of experience in public accounting who serves as one of the managing partners at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, a firm consistently recognized as one of the best and fastest-growing in the […]

May 12

School of Accountancy Alumni Updates

Graduates from the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy aren’t simply crunching numbers; they’re managing businesses, gaining national attention, and serving in their communities. Read about the alumni’s accomplishments, as highlighted in the Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 issues of Marriott Alumni Magazine. 1963 For thirty years Ivan Leroy Likes ran his own business as […]

September 30

Kevin Stocks: The Artisan Accountant

What do fabric scraps and rocks have in common? For Marriott School accounting Professor Kevin Stocks, both have the potential to become works of art. Stocks spends his free time away from his BYU School of Accountancy (SOA) duties honing two very different skills: making quilts and polishing semi-precious stones. “We teach our students to […]

June 16

Editor’s Notes: Inside the Summer 2014 Issue

With a goal to donate 25,000 hours of service during the 2013–14 academic year, the Marriott School of Management was taking on a Monumental effort—with a capital M. For each hour served, one tennis ball was dropped into a giant M installation (pictured on our cover). Alumni, faculty, students, and staff reached the goal—and effectively […]

February 28

Marriott School Winter News Roundup

It’s midterm season and time to review what’s happened at the Marriott School since 1 January. Here’s a look at the biggest news of 2014—so far. School News Marriott School Appoints New MBA Director: The Marriott School appointed John Bingham, an associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy, as the new director of the MBA […]