Orange Accounting News 2018-19

Joe Comprix

As I write this letter we are wrapping up the 2018-19 academic year, another year of tremendous growth and success for the Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting. The number of declared accounting majors is at its highest percentage ever at the Whitman School, due in part to a new program MaryAnn Monforte has instituted called the “Accounting Stars Program” (see p. 4). What’s more, our students continue to shine from competing in the annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Competition (see p. 9) to being featured in a branding campaign for all of Syracuse University (see p. 14).

As you will read in this year’s issue, our faculty have published new research covering topics, such as state pensions and management earnings, among others. Plus, they continue to be quoted in mainstream media on a variety of consumer issues.

We could not do all that we do without our dedicated alumni and friends. From mentoring and speaking in classes to helping us provide real-world opportunities, you help ensure the best possible experience for our students. What’s more, the investments you make in the future of the Lubin School through various funds and scholarship ensures our success for years to come.

As we prepare for our 100th anniversary as a school next academic year, I can’t help but think that our future is bright. I look forward to seeing many of you when you return to campus for Orange Central or other activities and visits. Your time, talent and treasure means so much. Thanks for all you do.

Joseph Comprix
Associate Professor of Accounting Chair,
Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting
The Martin J. Whitman Fellow in Accounting

Faculty Features

Current Students

Beta Alpha Psi photo collage

Beta Alpha Psi to Revamp Recruitment and More

Like many members of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Ryan Houck ’19 first heard about the organization during his first year accounting course. Upon hearing that BAP is an international honor society for students studying accounting, finance and information systems, his…

Matt Keller

Matt Keller ’18, ’19 M.S.

When Matt Keller ’19 isn’t crunching numbers, he spends his free time at the Ensley Athletic Center working on his snaps in preparation for a life where he can balance his knack for accounting and passion for football. Keller is…

Beta Alpha Psi Banquet

Annual Beta Alpha Psi Banquet Recognizes Students’ Academic Achievements

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting was pleased to recognize these students at its annual spring banquet in April. Student Recognition Institute of Internal Auditors Award Lauren Dishman ’18, ’19 M.S. NY State Society of CPAs Career Preparation Award…

Students outside of Deloitte

Whitman Students Compete in the 18th Annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

In January, a team of nine students from Syracuse University’s  Martin J. Whitman School of Management won third place in the 18th annual Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition. The competition began with 72 teams from over 40 colleges and universities across…

Accounting Research

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Higher Levels of Disclosure Could Reduce Risk-taking and Diminish Long-term Value

Susan Albring, associate professor of accounting at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, teamed with Xiaolu Xu ’13 Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts-Boston), to examine the relationship between the amount of voluntary disclosure and a firm’s level of risk-taking…

Sales funnel on computer

Solutions to the Problem of Sales Spilling over to Unprofitable Customers

Marketing textbooks recommend that firms target profitable customers and induce greater selling efforts as a way of charging higher prices and earning superior profits. However, according to a recent publication by Alex Thevaranjan, associate professor of accounting at Syracuse University‘s…

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State Pension Accounting Estimates and Strong Public Unions

Recently, there has been an increase in concern over the substantial pension benefits that strong public unions are able to obtain from state governments and the level of reported funding. Joe Comprix, chair of the Martin J. Whitman School of…

Joe Comprix

Professor Comprix has worked as a staff accountant and accounting manager at Mead Corp. He holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Illinois and taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Arizona State University before joining the Whitman School. He currently teaches financial accounting in the MBA program. Professor Comprix has been a member of the Whitman faculty since 2008. He was chosen as the Whitman Graduate Faculty of the year for 2011, 2012, and 2013. He also received an Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the Graduate College in 2012 - one of only six awards campus-wide in 2012. Professor Comprix has published in journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.
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