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CalCPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

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Professor Robert Yetman was named one of 2012’s Outstanding Accounting Educators by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.Yetman was presented with a plaque and a cash award during a ceremony at the CalCPA council meeting in Napa in June.

The 40,000-member CalCPA is the nation’s largest state accounting organization and the largest CPA association in California.

Two recipients were selected by CalCPA’s Accounting Education Committee, which reviews nominations. The criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, mentoring and educational innovation; published academic or professional articles or books for accounting classes; and significant involvement in professional or academic societies.

Yetman, who joined the Graduate School of Management in 2003, is a six-time recipient of the School’s Professor of the Year teaching award. He is an expert in corporate tax, financial accounting, income tax, United States and international financial accounting, and nonprofit accounting and tax issues.

Yetman’s research has been published extensively in top accounting journals, and he serves as associate editor of Accounting Horizons, on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, and is a reviewer for 10 accounting and tax journals. He also consults for the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), the nation’s second largest public pension fund. Based on his scholarship and teaching, Yetman was promoted to full professor on July 1.

University of California President Mark Yudof appointed Yetman to the California Ethics Curriculum Committee, a committee responsible for determining the State of California’s CPA ethics educational requirements.

Yetman has spearheaded the Graduate School of Management’s new Master of Professional Accountancy program, which began in the fall. It’s the first University of California master’s degree in accounting that meets a new state requirement of an additional year of post-secondary education before a candidate can become a CPA.

His latest research, co-authored with Associate Professor Michelle Yetman, “The Effects of Governance on the Accuracy of Charitable Expenses Reported by Nonprofit Organizations,” was published in the September issue of Contemporary Accounting Research.

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