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A Message from the Chair

I’m delighted to update our community with the achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni in this newsletter.  For many years, Santa Clara University was ranked in the “Regional Universities” category by U.S. News & World Report.  This year marks the first year that Santa Clara is included in the “National Universities” category due to a change in the classification system in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. 

The publication’s 2020 “Best Colleges” edition ranks Santa Clara in the top 15 percent (No. 54) among nearly 400 national-level universities.  The Leavey School of Business also placed in the top 15 percent (No. 66) of all undergraduate business programs nationally. The quality of the Accounting program was recognized in the No. 37 ranking out of over 500 accounting programs nationwide.

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Haidan Li
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Accounting

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Welcome New Faculty, Haoning Richter

Haoning Richter joined the accounting department as an adjunct faculty in Winter 2019. She taught ACTG 12 Managerial Accounting in both Winter and Spring 2019. Starting Fall 2019, Haoning began teaching ACTG 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting for both business majors and non-business majors.

Over the past 20+ years, Haoning has gained international experience in working for Fortune 100 companies in Silicon Valley. She has held various senior management positions in areas such as: Internal audit, External Audit and SEC Reporting.

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Faculty & Staff Recognition

Featured Faculty: Wendy Donohoe

This year’s featured faculty is Wendy Donohoe! Read more about what she has to say about her role at Santa Clara Univeristy's Accounting program!

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Sr. Administrative Assistant: MJ Ching

The Accounting Senior Administrative Assistant, MJ Ching, manages the student assistants for the department. Learn more about MJ and her assistants below!

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Preparing and Celebrating Student Success
SCU's Annual Meet the Firms Night

SCUAA hosted its annual Meet-the-Firms Night on Thursday, September 26, which unites SCU students with potential employers that wish to hire them. This year's attendees included twenty-seven firms and over 125 students.
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Accounting Information Night

The Accounting Department hosted its 17th annual Accounting Information Night on Thursday, January 31st in Locatelli Center. Lewis Chew (CFO, Dolby Laboratories) moderated the event. 

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Sophomore Accounting/A&IS Career Fair

The Accounting Department hosted its second annual Sophomore Accounting/A&IS Career Fair on Wednesday, February 13th in Locatelli Center. The following twelve firms attended and conversed with over 70 students.
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Fall Accounting Careers Night (2019)

More than 140 students attended the Accounting Department’s third annual Fall Accounting Careers Night on November 4, 2019 in Lucas Hall.
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Accounting Scholarships and Awards Ceremony

Each spring, the Accounting Department recognizes the academic achievement of our Accounting and A&IS majors with scholarships and awards.
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Accounting Advisory Board

Accounting Advisory Board HeaderThe SCU Accounting Advisory Board is a group of business leaders and accounting professionals who provide advice to the Accounting Department to better prepare our students for career challenges.

The Board meets periodically with faculty to discuss business and employment trends, assess program objectives, and advise the department on proposals to continuously improve the accounting curriculum to best serve the needs of our students. 

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Accounting Spotlight

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SCU Proud: 2019 Accounting Alumni Award

At the May 23, 2019 Accounting Scholarships and Awards Banquet, Jim Sepe '69, received the SCU Accounting Alumnus of the Year award.
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SCU Accounting Association Officers

Explore this year's Accounting Association (SCUAA) officers and what they're doing to prepare accounting majors for professional success.
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Accounting News

Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency Update

Our Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program continues to be one of the most time-effective and affordable accounting programs in the country, providing all the courses necessary to sit for the California CPA exam in 14 weeks. A major new addition to the program this year was the introduction of the CAAP Alumni Ambassador Program. This is a group who have successfully negotiated the rigors of the CAAP program and are willing to give back with their time and support to mentor students currently going through the program.  Read more»

Faculty Research Workshops

The Accounting Department continues to host research workshops as part of our commitment to support faculty research. We invite nationally and internationally recognized scholars to present their research works at Santa Clara University. These workshops provide opportunities for SCU faculty to interact with leading-edge scholars in the field and to present their own early-stage research to solicit valuable feedback. Read more»


Student Seminar Series

The Department offers seminar series in the Fall and Winter Quarters for students who are interested in developing a broader understanding of accounting-related business issues.  These seminars introduce students to current issues in accounting that may not be included in the regular curriculum. Read More»

Congratulations to the Accounting Class of 2019!

On Friday, June 7th, the Accounting Department held its 3rd Annual Senior BBQ at the Adobe Lodge. Graduating seniors (and Accounting Faculty) had the opportunity to congratulate one another on their success while enjoying a wholesome BBQ dinner and drinks. Read More»

Grateful For Our Donors

The Accounting Department would like to thank all of our generous donors who help make things possible. Read More»

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