AICPA Honors Miklos Vasarhelyi with Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

AICPA Honors Miklos Vasarhelyi with Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Rutgers University Professor Honored for Excellence in Teaching and Advancing the Profession

Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2018) The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Miklos Vasarhelyi, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, winner of the 2018 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. The annual award honors full-time college accounting educators who are distinguished for excellence in teaching and have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession. This year’s award was announced today at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in Washington, D.C

Professor Vasarhelyi founded and serves as Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (RARC) and Continuous Auditing and Research Lab (CAR Lab), where he assigns projects to PhD students to address audit technology issues for companies. He has held the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems professorship for more than two decades. Currently, he teaches at Rutgers Business School. A prolific author, he has published more than 20 books and 200 journal articles.

“Professor Vasarhelyi has made substantial contributions to the accounting profession,” said Steve Matzke, AICPA Director of Faculty and University Initiatives. “In addition to his innovative practices and volunteer service to the AICPA, his dedication as a mentor, educator and author demonstrate how deserving he is of this year’s award.”

Described as an educator that truly impacts his student’s lives, Vasarhelyi has had a profound influence on accounting programs and college students at institutions including, University of Southern California, Columbia University, Rutgers University and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He has directed doctoral programs for more than 20 years, chaired more than 20 dissertations in the U.S. and participated on international dissertation committees in Belgium, Romania and Holland.

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