Business and accounting majors from Marian University were invited to give a 75-minute presentation during the 2019 Educators Conference sponsored by the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS).
The May 3 event, which was held in Indianapolis, was attended by accounting faculty at colleges and universities throughout the state.
The students, led by Associate Professor of Accounting Kevin Huston, discussed an experiential, project-based assignment they completed using the American Institute of CPA's International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) principles and guidelines.
The assignment was part of a Byrum School special topics course focused on integrated reporting and the competitive advantage it can provide for CPAs and their clients.
IIRC guidelines are global standards adopted by government officials, investors, companies, standard settings, NGOs, and accountants around the world to address corporate reporting mandates.
Huston's students discussed learning outcomes, key takeaways, and how the project helped them prepare for career success. Their work focused on Marian University's governance structure, business model, operational environment, growth strategy and opportunities, resource allocation, performance, and outlook for the future. They presented their final report to Marian's Board of Trustees and finance committee earlier this year.
Huston believes Marian University may be the first university in the nation to prepare an integrated report using these international standards.
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