Department of Accountancy
The Department of Accounting has been preparing individuals for careers in business, including professional accounting, since 1927. Faculty have a long-standing tradition of interaction with a wide range of accounting professionals. Department faculty were instrumental in establishing the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Professional accountants face a variety of challenges and opportunities in their careers. To achieve success as a professional accountant, individuals must have a sound foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, a broad general understanding of business, a solid technical base in accounting, and a well developed ability to communicate in oral and written form. The accounting programs offered by the faculty provide the range of experience and knowledge needed for success as a professional accountant.
CPA Exam Elijah Watts Sells Award
In the last 27 years, Department of Accountancy graduates have earned the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award nine times. This award was creates in 1923 and annually recognizes the top 10 candidates in the nation who earn the highest cumulative scores on the CPA exam. Each year, between 75,000 and 100,000 individuals sir for the CPA exam. Finishing in the top 10 is truly an outstanding achievement and indicates the high-quality alumni produced by our undergraduate Accountancy Program.
The award is names after Elijah Watts Sells, one of New York's first CPAs and one for the primarily focuses behind the establishment of what is now the American Institute of CPAs. The following UND graduates have received this award.
- Department of Accountancy Alumni Magazine, Summer 2013
|Chelsey Enderle||Fall 2014||Grand Forks, ND|
|Chris Rohrich||Spring 2004||Fargo South, ND|
|Patricia Kalil Margarit||Fall 1993||Williston, ND|
|Melissa Derrig||Fall 1993||Fargo North, ND|
|Kory Schimke||Fall 1990||Harvey, ND|
|Jeff Kersten||Spring 1990||Newburg, ND|
|John Schell||Spring 1989||Minot, ND|
|Brenda Zent||Spring 1987||Mott, ND|
|Dave Eberly||Spring 1986||Minot, ND|
|Steve Opdahl||Spring 1986||Fargo South, N.D.|