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A Message from the Chair

After nearly forty years at Santa Clara, Professor Jim Sepe will retire at the end of this academic year. Jim has been instrumental to the growth of the Accounting Department. This year our undergraduate accounting program is ranked 19th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, moving from 23rd last year.Students of the SCU accounting department continue to enjoy huge success in the job market. In the 2017 senior survey, 88% (85% of accounting majors and 100% of A&IS majors) indicated that they had accepted a position by spring of the senior year.   I would like to thank all of you who have contributed time and financial support to our program. It is my pleasure to share this year’s newsletter with you. Read the full Chair's Message >

Yongtae Kim

Department Chair, Robert and Barbara McCullough Professor of Accounting

Stepping into Retirement: Professor Jim Sepe

Professor Jim Sepe will be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Even for accountants who specialize in collecting and summarizing information, it is difficult to list all the contributions Jim has made to our accounting department and more broadly to accounting education. Read more about Jim's retirement >

Jim Sepe in New Zealand Retirement Photo

Introducing New Faculty Members
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The Accounting Department welcomes two new tenure-track faculty members, Amanda Badger and Hyungshin Park, to the accounting family. Both of them will begin teaching undergraduate accounting courses in 2017-18. Amanda Badger is earning her doctorate from the University of Rochester.  Hyungshin earned both his Ph.D. and Master's in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Learn more about our new faculty members >


Alumnus of the Year: Greg Vlahos
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The Alumnus of the Year Award is given to an alumnus (or alumna) in recognition of a career of contributions to his or her organization, profession, community, and Santa Clara University. This year’s awardee is Greg Vlahos, class of 1988 and a partner of PwC, LLP. 

Read more about Greg's recognition >


Accounting Association News

The Santa Clara University Accounting Association (SCUAA) is a student-run organization striving to prepare accounting majors for professional success. Catch up on Accounting Association News >

Meet this year's senior officers : Connie Chang, Andrew Heckel, Laura Kubisiak, Kate Laughton and Michelle Wu.

Accounting Association Sr. Officers 2017


Additional Newsletter Articles

Alumna Receives Honors

Congratulations to Alumna Kristine “Tina” Caratan (SCU Accounting ’74) for being honored by Beta Alpha Psi with an Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for her contributions as a faculty advisor of the Beta Chi chapter at San Francisco State University. Read more about Tina's honor >

Students at CAAP Graduation Party

CAAP News: CAAP 2016-2017 Program

Eighty students graduated from the CAAP program in 2017. Many of this year’s graduates were hired before they completed the program. Discover more about the 2016-2017 CAAP Program >

Advisory Board News

The Accounting Advisory Board has added 3 new members. Please help welcome James Lynch, Kim McCormick and Jeff Nishita. Learn more about our new members >

Click on the links below to read more.

2017 Donor Recognition

"I cannot describe how incredibly appreciative I am to be the recipient of an Accounting Department scholarship! I am thankful for the array of opportunities and resources that are available within the accounting department and look forward to a great Junior and Senior year!"

-Kyle Perez '19, Accounting

The Accounting Department would like to thank all of our generous donors who help make things possible. View a full list of our generous donors >

Help support the accounting department. Your generosity makes all the difference. All gifts, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated.

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