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  • Deirdre Harris
    William Morley Lemon
    news item posted February 3, 2010 by Deirdre Harris, tagged 2010, achievement 
    Lemon receives 2010 Distinguished Service in Auditing Award

    William Morley Lemon, who has been a member of the American Accounting Association’s (AAA) Council and a member of twenty-two AAA and Auditing Section committees, recently received the 2010 Distinguished Service in Auditing Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession, the Auditing Section, and scholarship.

    The 2010 selection committee members were Bill Kinney (professor, University Texas, Austin), Bill Messier (professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Jere Francis (professor, University of Missouri-Columbia),and Shaun Budnik, partner, Deloitte LLP and president, Deloitte Foundation.

    A  History of Impact

    Lemon, who is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo, is being recognized for his extensive work with the Canadian and U.S. accounting profession – both in practice and in academia.

    He is best known for his work with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), where he served as a member of the CICA’s Assurance Standards Board.  Lemon has also served on seven other CICA and CICA-related committees, task forces, and international “joint working groups.”  Topics include professional ethics, integrity and the public interest, international issues, audit methods, audit risk, and materiality. 

    In addition, he received numerous assignments and appointments with the AAA (and the Auditing Section) and the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

    In academia, Lemon has done significant work as the director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy at the University of Waterloo for many years.  In that role, he promoted the importance of ethics in business and in business school curricula.

    Because of his contributions to the profession, he has been frequently recognized (e.g., elected a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and recipient of the Award of Outstanding Merit from that body), and has presented at numerous conferences, such as the Globe & Mail Insight Conference and the Institute of Internal Auditors, Toronto chapter meetings .

    Lemon is a certified public accountant (Texas) and a chartered accountant (Ontario).  He obtained a BA from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Deirdre Harris
    Maurice Moonitz
    memorial posted September 23, 2009 by Deirdre Harris, tagged 2009, memorial 
    1910 - 2009

    Maurice Moonitz, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 31, 1910, died on July 24, 2009 at the age of 98. He served as vice president in 1958 and president in 1978-79 of the American Accounting Association. In 1985, he received the AAA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.  In 1979, he was inducted as the 39th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame at The Ohio State University. He was best known to professional accountants as the first Director of Accounting Research at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 1960 to 1963 and as a member of the Accounting Principles Board (APB) from 1963 to 1966.

  • Deirdre Harris
    Joe Hoyle, Robert Herz and Charles Landes
    news item posted October 23, 2009 by Deirdre Harris, tagged 2009, achievement 
    AAA members named to the list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

    Joe Hoyle, Robert Herz, and Charles Landes have been named to the list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today. Professor Hoyle is an associate professor of accounting at the University of Richmond's Robins School of Business. Mr. Herz is the Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Landes is Vice President of the Professional Assurance Standards Group at the AICPA.

  • Judy Cothern
    Sally Webber
    memorial posted October 22, 2009 by Judy Cothern, tagged 2008 
    1953 - 2008
    Sally Webber

    Colleague, friend, teacher, and mentor, Sally Webber, HSBC Professor of Accountancy, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2008 after a three-year battle with cancer.

    Sally joined the Northern Illinois University Department of Accountancy in 1999 as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 2002, and full professor in 2008. She earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She was an active and involved member of the American Accounting Association and most recently was Chairman of the Education Committee of the Information Systems section in 2005.

    Sally won a number of teaching and research awards while at NIU and in 2008 was awarded NIU's Outstanding Mentor Award in honor of her work mentoring colleagues and students over the years. Sally was also a passionate advocate for Beta Alpha Psi, serving as Faculty Advisor for NIU's chapter and Director of the Midwest Region. Sally was presented with Beta Alpha Psi's National President's Award in 2007 for the contributions she made to students and to the professionalism and service ideals espoused by Beta Alpha Psi. The President's Award is Beta Alpha Psi's highest and most prestigious award. Sally was named an NIU Department of Accountancy Outstanding Alumni in 2006 for her ongoing commitment to the Department.

  • Deirdre Harris
    Nancy Mangold and Jack Krogstad
    news item posted September 10, 2009 by Deirdre Harris, tagged 2009, achievement 
    Office of the Chief Accountant Names 2009-2010 Academic Fellows

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant announced the selection of Jack Krogstad and Nancy Mangold as Academic Accounting Fellows for one-year terms beginning this summer.

    Academic Accounting Fellows serve as research resources for SEC staff by interpreting and communicating research materials as they relate to the agency. In addition, Academic Accounting Fellows have been assigned to ongoing projects in the Chief Accountant's office that include rulemaking, serving as a liaison with the professional accounting standards-setting bodies, and consulting with registrants on accounting, auditing, independence and reporting matters.

  • AAA HQ
    Joe Rhile
    memorial posted September 3, 2009 by AAA HQ, tagged 2008, memorial 
    1913 - 2008
    Joe Rhile accepting the American Accounting Association’s Service Award at the 2005 Annual Meeting

    Accounting education lost a long-established leader and advocate with the death of Dr. Joseph (Joe) Rhile in November. As an emeritus professor at Lake Sumter Community College, Joe dedicated considerable time and leadership to the American Accounting Association, most recently working with AAA staff on a new edition of the “Rhile Directory” of Accounting faculty at 2-year colleges. That project will continue with warm memories of Joe and his efforts to support the community of 2-year colleagues.

  • AAA HQ
    Stephen Shepard
    news item posted September 3, 2009 by AAA HQ, tagged 2009, general news 
    New COO Joins the AAA Staff, June 2009

    The American Accounting Association is pleased to announce that Stephen Shepard has joined the AAA staff as our Chief Operating Officer. Steven comes to us most recently from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) where he focused on member interests and support as Director of Member Services and Global Community Relations Manager. Before that he lived in the Washington, D.C. area while serving as Director of Training and Operations for the Society of American Military Engineers.

    As a Certified Association Executive (CAE), he brings experience in association management, membership development, association leader support, staff development, and a lot of enthusiasm for accounting education. Welcome Stephen!

  • Judy Cothern
    Rene Pierre Manes
    memorial posted January 27, 2009 by Judy Cothern, tagged 2008, memorial 
    1918 - 2008

    Rene Pierre Manes, age 90, passed away on June 15, 2008. His insight and leadership, combined with his passion for accounting and economic research and teaching, and desire to help others, will be missed.

    Rene was born in Yonkers, N.Y. Rene received his bachelors from Columbia University and his masters from Southern Methodist University. After Pearl Harbor, he joined the Navy and attended Harvard for Ensign training. He served in England, Scotland, France and later Germany as a Supply Officer. Following World War II, he was employed by Atlantic Refining Company as an accounting executive in Caracas, Venezuela, returning to the United States to receive his PhD in economics from Purdue University under the Ford Fellowship.

    Rene served as Chairman of the Economics Department and Associate Dean of the Krannert Business School at Purdue, held visiting faculty appointments with Stanford, and served as Dean of the Business School at the University of Arizona. Rene retired from Administration in 1979 to become the H. Scovill Professor of Accounting at the University of Illinois at Champaign. In 1984 he moved to Tallahassee, Florida to teach part time at Florida State University. He retired in 1995.

    He wrote some of the seminal articles in standard costing, cost allocation, theory of accounting and information systems, transfer pricing and matrix theory that form the basis for modem computerized inventory and production management, appearing in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research.

    Rene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Manes, by sons, Kenneth and Anthony, and three grandchildren, Anya, Nathan and Ben. Rene enjoyed tennis several times a week at Forest Meadows through his 87th year. He volunteered for ten years at the Senior Center to work with the AARP Tax - Aid program. He was a Silver Life Master Bridge Player. He wrote ten or twelve articles about postage stamps that were published in philatelic journals. The last one was published in March, 2008.