Pilot program expands ethics at Daniels College of Business
DU School of Accounting partners with Truth in Accounting
Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is known for its academic rigor and longstanding commitment to teaching ethical leadership. Thanks to a generous gift from Daniels alumni Jack (BSBA 1979) and Sheila Weinberg (BSBA 1979), DU’s School of Accountancy will continue this rigor and ethical leadership through a partnership with Truth in Accounting, an organization in nonprofit focused on financial reporting to government. agencies.
“We are thrilled to partner with Daniels College of Business in this way,” said Sheila Weinberg, CPA, Founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting. “Truth in Accounting looks forward to working with the School of Accountancy and the University to help further our mission to educate and empower citizens with understandable, reliable, and transparent government financial information.
This program will open scholarship and research opportunities to faculty and students at Daniels College of Business. As trained accountants and researchers, they will be able to learn in depth the accounting and budgeting practices of municipal, state, and federal government entities.
Researchers at the School of Accounting will apply their knowledge of government accounting to researching and analyzing government financial reporting data to help create Truth in Accounting’s annual flagship reports: State Financial Statements and Financial Statements. financial state of cities. The organization has been instrumental in improving financial disclosure to governments, particularly in the area of state and local government pensions and other retirement liabilities.
In addition to being graduates of Daniels College of Business, Sheila and Jack Weinberg are both active volunteers in the DU community. Sheila has served on the advisory board of Daniels’ School of Accountancy for over a decade. She founded Truth in Accounting in 2002. Jack can be found in the stands at most DU football games, and he continues to serve on a number of nonprofit health care boards. and youth sports.
“We are honored and grateful for the Weinbergs’ continued commitment to Daniels and the University of Denver,” said Sharon Lassar, director of the School of Accountancy. “This partnership will extend our business ethics leadership program to governments, with a focus on the fiscal responsibilities of elected and unelected officials.