Fisher School of Accounting

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Fisher School of Accounting
University of Florida Vertical Signature.svg
Established 1977/1928
Type Public university
Parent institution Warrington College of Business Administration
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville, Florida, United States
Director Gary A. McGill
Academic staff 18
Students 1,000
Undergraduates 750
Postgraduates 240
Doctoral students 10
Alumni 13,000+
Website warrington.ufl.edu/accounting/

The Fisher School of Accounting is the accounting program at the University of Florida. In 1977, the School of Accounting was established by the Florida Board of Regents as a separate school within the Warrington College of Business Administration, and was endowed in 1985 by Frederick Fisher. Dr. John Simmons was the founding Director of the Fisher School. The School first conferred degrees in accounting in December 1978 although accounting has existed as a program in some form since 1928.

The Fisher School of Accounting is often ranked in the top 10 accounting programs within public universities in U.S. News and World Report and Public Accountant Report. The School publishes the Journal of Accounting Literature and is home to the International Center for Research in Accounting and Auditing. Fisher School of Accounting graduates' pass rate on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam has been traditionally twice as high as the national average. The Fisher School of Accounting has approximately 750 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. These students have impressive credentials and strong placements upon completion of the programs.

Gerson Hall, home of the Fisher School of Accounting

Gary McGill is the Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. Mr. John Laibson is the Assistant Director. Other current faculty include Robert Knechel, Stephen Asare, Jenny Tucker, Jesse Boyles, Marcus Kirk, David Reppenhagen, Kathy Rupar, Paul Madsen, Jim Vincent, Luke Watson, Deborah Garvin, Jill Goslinga, Chris Falk, and Sonia Singh. Emeritus faculty are listed in the link below.

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