Accounting


Alum Helps Disruptor ‘Fundbox’ Solve Small Business Cash-Flow Needs

Fundbox Director of Finance Steven Groccia '10 (BUS).  (Contributed Photo)
Fundbox Director of Finance Steven Groccia ’10 (BUS). (Contributed Photo)

For many small business owners, the months-long gap between completing a job and getting paid threatens the growth, potential, or even solvency of their firms.Continue Reading


EMBA Students Dive Right In to ‘Real Life’ Business Challenges

Shot of colleagues having a meeting during a late night in a modern office
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As a self-described ‘mushy-gushy’ type, Catherine Davis-Gomez wasn’t exactly counting the days until the first session of her Financial Controls course in UConn’s Executive MBA program.

“When I learned what Financial Controls was, I thought, ‘I’m gonna hate this,'” said the highly trained therapist who helps create school-based programs to address post-traumatic stress in children.

The feeling didn’t last long.Continue Reading


Professor Dunbar Earns National Award, Pays it Forward

Accounting Professor Amy Dunbar has been honored with the Ray M. Sommerfield Outstanding Tax Educator Award, from the Amaerican Accounting Asociation. She plans to use her prize money to establish a scholarship fund. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Accounting Professor Amy Dunbar has been honored with the Ray M. Sommerfield Outstanding Tax Educator Award, from the Amaerican Accounting Asociation. She plans to use her prize money to establish a scholarship fund. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Accounting professor Amy Dunbar has been honored as the top tax educator in the nation, winning a prestigious award from the tax section of the American Accounting Association.Continue Reading


Former NBA Executive Says Diversity is the Key

Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) returned to UConn this week to speak about diversity at the Rosenberg-McVay Business Leadership Luncheon, as well as to address students from UConn’s Scholars House.   (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) returned to UConn this week to speak about diversity at the Rosenberg-McVay Business Leadership Luncheon, as well as to address students from UConn’s Scholars House. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

As a 10-year-old boy, Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) cried when he realized his dark skin prevented him from being served at a Woolworth lunch counter in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

But the racial discrimination he encountered didn’t derail his spirit for long. He went on to become one of the most powerful executives in the NBA, as Vice President, CFO of the Los Angeles Lakers.Continue Reading


Professor Dave Papandria Retires from UConn

Professor Dave Papandria, pictured above, reflects upon his 14 years at the UConn School of Business (Nathan Oldham /   UConn School of Business)
Professor Dave Papandria, pictured above, reflects upon his 14 years at the UConn School of Business (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Although his technical expertise is in auditing, Professor Dave Papandria’s exceptional accounting career has taught him a great deal about success in the workplace—and in life.Continue Reading


Accounting Major Nets $10,000 Scholarship

Alma Chaluparambil, pictured above, is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. (Contributed Photo)
Alma Chaluparambil, pictured above, is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. (Contributed Photo)

Accounting major Annamma “Alma” Chaluparambil, a senior from Rocky Hill, recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The award is given to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accounting degree programs in the U.S.Continue Reading


New Business School Faculty for 2019

Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting).  Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)
Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting). Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)

The School of Business is welcoming 10 new faculty members this fall, including Yiming Qian, a full professor, who will chair the new Toscano Family Chair in Finance. Continue Reading


UConn: Low(er) Cost, High ROI

The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).
The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).

Kerry Fochi Sanders ’93 was born a businesswoman, according to her family. From an early age she had ambition, determination and a keen financial sense.Continue Reading



UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program.  From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang.
Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program. From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang. (Leanne Adams / UConn School of Business)

UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

As a political science Ph.D. candidate from Great Britain, Thomas Briggs joked that he would rather try to negotiate Brexit than have to fill out his U.S. income tax forms without assistance.Continue Reading