The American Institute of CPAs has named Miklos Vasarhelyi, professor of accounting information systems at Rutgers University, as the recipient of its 2018 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. The award was announced at the annual American Accounting Association meeting in Washington, D.C.
Vasarhelyi founded and currently serves as the director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center and Continuous Auditing and Research Lab (CAR Lab), where he assigns projects to PhD students that focus on audit technology issues. Vasarhelyi has held the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems professorship for over two decades and currently teaches at the Rutgers Business School. He has also published over 20 books and 200 journal articles.
“Professor Vasarhelyi has made substantial contributions to the accounting profession,” stated 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.”
Vasarhelyi has served on the AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee for more than a decade, as well as participated in the ASEC Emerging Technologies Task Force and the Continuous Assurance/Continuing Monitoring Working Group. He helped launch the Rutgers AICPA Data Analytics Research Initiative, which aims to ease the integration of data analytics into the audit process. He has also led e-commerce programs for companies including GE, J&J, Volvo, Chase and AT&T.
For more information on the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award, head to the AICPA's site here.