William & Mary Accounting Faculty Receive Research Grants

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business is pleased to announce the awarding of two grants to three Accounting professors.

Dr. Marc Picconi, an Associate Professor of Accounting, was awarded $10,000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to develop new course material and to update existing material for his Professional Accounting course in the Master of Accounting program, as well as his Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis course in the undergraduate program. PwC partner and W&M alumnus, Steven Baker ‘87, co-sponsored this grant. 

Professors Denise Jones and Kim Smith were awarded a grant from the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), KPMG LLP and the KPMG Foundation.   Their research topic is “Do Gains and Losses on Available-for-Sale Securities Reverse?”  Professors Jones and Smith will use part of their grant funds to provide research experiences for undergraduate and master of accounting students.

"The best outcome from the research process is when your work is useful to the business community," says Smith. "This opportunity to inform the deliberations of the International Accounting Standards Board makes all the time and effort required to complete a research study worthwhile!"