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Recent Inductions

The Accounting Hall of Fame inducts two new members for 2014: Abraham Jacob Briloff and
William Rudolph Kinney, Jr.

2012 Accounting Hall of Fame inductee Robert H. Herz presenting the 2013 award to Sir David Tweedie

Zoe-Vonna Palmrose presents certificate to William Rudolph Kinney, Jr. (right) during induction ceremony

Abraham Jacob Briloff

Abraham Jacob Briloff

Columbus, OH – Two distinguished accountants were inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2014 inductees are the late Abraham Jacob Briloff, Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus at Baruch College, and William Rudolph Kinney, Jr., Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Business and PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

The award was presented to Bill Kinney by Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Professor of Accounting and Kermit O. Hanson Professor in Business Administration at the University of Washington. Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times, presented the award to the late Abe Briloff’s daughter Leonore A. Briloff. Leonore became a partner in her father’s CPA firm and was a co-author on many of his publications. The event was attended by 80 people including representatives from various accounting firms, universities, and business organizations.

The Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors select one or two honorees each year. Ninety-two influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business have been elected to The Accounting Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1950 at The Ohio State University.

Abraham Jacob Briloff

For over half a century, he was the conscience of the accounting profession, challenging it to raise standards and to meet its obligations to society. Always motivated by the best interests of the accounting profession, he was respected by both supporters and targets of his criticism.  >> Read more about 2014 honoree Abe Briloff

William Rudolph Kinney, Jr.

An exemplary researcher and revered mentor to students and colleagues, he has led in the development of research on auditing and related accounting phenomena for almost fifty years. His research brought new vitality and scholarly interest to a key domain of the accounting profession.  >> Read more about 2014 honoree Bill Kinney