Albrecht Receives Accounting Honor
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AMY KELLY, Media Relations Director
ALBRECHT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ACCOUNTING HONOR
David Albrecht, associate professor of accounting in the Offutt School of Business, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., was recently named to Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.” Each year, Accounting Today’s staff compiles a list of accounting professionals who they believe represents the professions best. The list is often comprised of leaders from the largest accounting firms in the world and government officials and regulators. Very few people in academic fields have made this list, making it an even greater honor for Albrecht.
Accounting Today noted in its citations about the honorees that Albrecht took the lead on his blog, The Summa, opposing the adoption of IFRS. They also noted he has a “strong reputation as an innovative educator, using social media and simulation games to transform the way accountants learn”
Albrecht says he is extremely honored to receive the award.
“Bloggers and commentators to the accounting and auditing industries have not made the list until last year,” Albrecht noted.
As one of the honorees, Albrecht joins notables Mary Schapiro, Chair of SEC; Doug Shulman, IRS Commissioner; Jim Turley, global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young; and Barack Obama, President of the United States. In addition to his work at Concordia, Albrecht is associate professor emeritus of the BGSU College of Business.
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The Offutt School of Business, launched in Sept. 2010, is named for Ronald Offutt, an alumnus who donated the lead gift for the business school. Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.