Department of Accounting

Join an internationally recognized department that leads in accounting research, pedagogy, and student outcomes. Named one of the Top 25 undergraduate accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report, the department boasts the highest CPA pass rate in the state of Iowa and a first-time pass rate that ranks in the top 10% nationally. With PhD alumni teaching around the world, a 100% employment rate for MAc graduates, and faculty who have received eight AAA Outstanding Educator awards to date, the Accounting department at Tippie College of Business is an academic leader with a global reach.

Incoming faculty have always found our close-knit community warm, welcoming and easy to navigate. Iowa City is home to some of the best public schools in the nation, with ACT scores well above state and national averages. Walk just a few steps from campus to explore over 100 restaurants, eclectic retail shops, and the famed Prairie Lights bookstore – or bike the 14-mile Iowa River Corridor Trail to take in the rolling Midwestern scenery. Whatever your interests, there’s a place for you in this vibrant college community.

Highly ranked programs

Undergrad: 7th for similar sized schools
Public Accounting Report, 2019
MAc: 9th for similar sized schools
Public Accounting Report, 2019
PhD: 10th in Capital Markets (financial accounting, empirical)
BYU Accounting Rankings, 2018
  • Bill Kinney (1989)
  • Dan Collins (2001)
  • Dan Dhaliwal (2004)
  • Jerry Salamon (2005)
  • Larry Brown (2006)
  • Terry Shevlin (2012)
  • John Fellingham (2014)
  • Tom Linsmeier (2019)

Research Reputation

BYU Accounting Research Rankings

  • #16 – Tax Archival
  • #29 – Financial Archival
  • #20 Overall
Tippie Accounting Faculty

Our Faculty

Former and current Accounting faculty have been awarded eight Outstanding Educator Awards, a PhD Mentoring Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jaron Wilde

Faculty Research

Department research is ranked 16th in the world for productivity, is highly regarded, frequently cited in journals and publications, and wins awards like the 2019 JATA Outstanding Paper Award.

The Iowa Ledger

The Iowa Ledger

Read the latest issue of our annual publication for alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting.

Accounting was last modified: September 28th, 2021 by Rachel Stewart