The Accounting Hall of Fame Inducts James A. Ohlson 2015

James A. OhlsonThe Accounting Hall of Fame inducted its most recent member on August 10, as James A. Ohlson was honored at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Ohlson is a Chaired Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also has affiliations with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing and the Manchester School of Business in the UK.

An expert in the role of accounting earnings in the valuation and operation of economic enterprises, Ohlson has published more than 60 papers in scholarly journals and has taught at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University and Arizona State University. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Easton, alumni professor of accountancy and academic director of the Center for Accounting Research and Education at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, presented Ohlson with his award. Ohlson is the 93rd member inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

The Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors select one or two honorees each year. Ninety-three 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’s Fisher College of Business.

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Recent inductions

  • 2014

    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's Fisher College of Business.

  • 2013

    Columbus, OH – Sir David Tweedie, former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, was inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on August 5, 2013, in a brief ceremony at the American Accounting Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.

    The award was presented to Sir David by the former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standard Board and Accounting Hall of Fame Member, Robert H. Herz. The event was attended by 60 people including representatives from the IASB, FASB, SEC, PCAOB, AICPA, and 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 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's Fisher College of Business.

  • 2012

    Columbus, OH – Robert H. Herz, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, was inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on August 6, 2012, in a brief ceremony at the American Accounting Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

    Samuel A. Di Piazza, Jr., Mr. Herz's former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, presented the award.  Eighty people attended the event, including representatives from the Internaional Accounting Standards Board, FASB, United States Securities and Exchange Commision, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers, other accounting firms, universities, and business organizations.

    Mr. Herz served two terms as Chair of the FASB from 2002 to 2010. Prior to joining the FASB, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving as North American Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality and a member of the firm’s Global and U.S. Boards. He also served as a part-time member of the IASB. Mr. Herz joined Price Waterhouse in 1974 upon graduation from the University of Manchester (UK). He has authored numerous publications on a variety of accounting, auditing and business subjects, including the book, The Value Reporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game.

Accounting Hall of Fame Committee Chair

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