Department Chair: David Malone
Location: Wattis Business Building, Room 221
Telephone Contact: Patricia Glover, 801-626-6072
Professors: Jefferson Davis, David Malone, Richard McDermott; Associate Professors: Larry Deppe, Yuhong Fan, Matthew Mouritsen, Ryan Pace; Assistant Professors: Eric Smith, William Bailey, Andrea Gouldman, James Hansen, James Turner; Instructors: Lisa Hopkins, Loisanne Kattelman, Terrilyn Morgan
The School of Accounting & Taxation creates a synergy between accounting, business, and economic theory and contemporary practice to prepare working professionals and full-time students for careers in a global, culturally diverse, information-driven economy. Three principles are central to our mission:
- Education - The first, and foremost, is fostering learning through excellent teaching, individual attention, and scholarship, which develops, assesses, and disseminates good practice.
- Research - The second is the application of theory to practice through applied research and scholarship, and the utilization of applied research to further learning in the classroom and through co-curricular activities.
- Community - The third is advancing contemporary practice and creating learning opportunities by contributing to the accounting profession and to business and the community.
The field of accounting encompasses the well-recognized profession of public accounting including auditing, management advisory services, and tax services; professional careers in industry such as management accounting (controllership), cost accounting, and internal auditing; careers in various governmental agencies and other accounting and business-related fields. (Accounting is defined as the process of gathering, classifying, interpreting, and presenting financial and non-financial information for decision-making purposes to diversified user groups.)
Certification in public accounting in Utah requires 30 semester hours beyond a baccalaureate degree. Students should take advantage of opportunities to prepare themselves to sit for one of the professional examinations (such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and/or Certified Internal Auditor) at the culmination of their accounting program.
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceMinor