National accounting group honors College of Business Administration's Dan Deines
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University accounting professor has received the Special Recognition Award from the American Institute of CPAs.
Dan Deines, the KPMG Ralph Crouch professor of accounting in the university's College of Business Administration, is the 23rd recipient of award, which is given to an individual who has contributed to the success of a particular professional initiative with contributions of an outstanding nature. Deines was presented with the honor at the institute's recent E.D.G.E. Conference in New Orleans.
"Throughout his career, Dan Deines has worked tirelessly toward his vision of a professional accounting course for high school students and has helped rally the profession around this concept," said Bill Balhoff, chair of the American Institute of CPAs. "With an impressive resume of developing programs aimed to recruit high-performing students to the accounting profession, Dan's dedication to improving the quality of accounting education makes him a fitting recipient of the Special Recognition Award."
Deines' passion for developing programs to recruit high-quality students to the accounting profession began in 1989. His dedication to teaching and the profession has been continuously demonstrated throughout his career, and he has served on several task forces and committees related to education of the American Institute of CPAs and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is a former chair of the American Institute of CPAs' Accounting Careers Subcommittee and has volunteered as a member of institute's Accounting Education Executive Committee, Leadership Development Task Force, Financial Literacy Commission, Member Advisory Panel, Pre-education Certification Committee and as a participant in the Pathways Supply Chain initiative.
It's the second honor Deines has received from the national accounting group, which recognized him with its Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award in 2007.
Deines, who joined the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants in 1984, is the only educator to serve as the chair of the society. He continues to attend and to participate in all leadership activities of the society. He also has served as chair of the society's Educational Foundation.