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Alvin Armond Arens

Alvin Armond Arens, American accountant, educator. Certified Public Accountant, Minnesota, 1963. Named Price Waterhouse Auditing Professor, since 1978, Alumnus of Year, 1993, Beta Alpha Psi, University Minnesota, 1993; fellow Arthur Young & Company, 1965, Price Waterhouse & Co, 1966, Ernst & Whinney Dissertation 1967-1968; grantee: Ford Foundation, 1967.

Background

  • Arens, Alvin Armond was born on November 24, 1935 in Marshall, Minnesota, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Minnesota, 1960. Master, University Minnesota, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1970.

    Career

    • Staff auditor Boulay, Anderson, Waldo & Company,, Minneapolis, 1960-1963, Ernst & Ernst, Minneapolis, 1963-1964. Lecturer University Minnesota, 1962-1966. Instructor Augsburg College, 1966-1967.

      Assistant professor Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1968-1972, associate professor, 1972-1977, acting department chairman accounting, 1976-1977, professor, since 1977, director academy initiatives for Center for International Business Education, 1990-1991, Price Waterhouse Auditing professor, since 1978, chairman department accounting, since 1994. Teacher auditing to local grain officials in China, June, 1986. Lecturer at Universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu, China.

      Jackarta, Jojakarta, Indonesia. Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988.

      Guest speaker Young Accountants Meeting, Kolding, Denmark, 1989, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991, University Denmark, Aarhus and Kolding, 1989, Oslo School of Business, 1989. Teacher Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway, 1989. Guest speaker Convention of National Changchi University and Federation of Certified Public Accountants in Republic of China, Tapei, Taiwan, June, 1991, at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1992.

      Member evaluation team business school United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, 1989, 90, 92. Member visiting team to Business School DeLaSalle University, Manila, 1993. Co-chair Price Waterhouse Auditing Conference, 1988, Auditing Symposium, San Francisco, 1993.

      Seminar leader Arthur Anderson's Symposium, St. Charles, Illinois, 1992, 94. Member National Association State Boards of Accountancy, 1988-1989, Auditing Standards Board Attestation Compliance Guidance Task Force, 1991-1994, Going Concern Task Force, 1992-1994, Agreed Upon Procedures Task Force, 1994. Member academy advisory board Deloitte & Touche, 1991-1997.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Minnesota, 1963.

    Works

    • MBA in Accounting and Finance classic textbook series Auditing : An Integrated Approach ( English ? 14th edition )(Chinese Edition)
    • 《教育部高校工商管理类教学指导委员会双语教学推荐教材•工商管理经典教材•会计与财务系列:审计学:一种整合方法(第14版•英文版)》从审计职业、审计过程、审计过程在销售与收款循环中的应用、审计过程在其他循环中的应用、完成审计工作、其他保证与非保证服务六个方面入手。第14版依然主要关注注册会计师财务报表审计和财务报告审计中的决策过程,力求清楚阐释在确定具体业务的独特环境后,注册会计师应该收集的证据的性质和数量,并在这个过程中有机地整合国际公认审计概念中最重要的部分,以帮助学生理解当今复杂的国际审计环境下的审计决策和证据收集,并提供全球公认的审计概念在现实环境中运用的实例。

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1955-1957. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member statistical sampling in auditing committee 1974-1976, sole academy member auditing standards board 1992-1994, founding partner, managing partner AHI Associates, since 1975, joint venture with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, since 1990, Educator of Year 1993), American Acctg Association (numerous committees and offices including president auditing section 1977-1978, member executive committee and secretary-treasurer 1983-1985, president elect 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer 1987-1988), Michigan Association Certified Public Accountants (member committee on professional education 1971-1974, mandatory continuing education committee 1974-1975, accounting and auditing committee, and industry government education committee 1975-1976, Outstanding Accounting Educator award 1992, 93), Michigan Society Certified Public Accountants, Beta Alpha Psi (accountant of year award 1995).

    Connections

    • Married, 3 children.
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    Born November 24, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1960
      University Minnesota
    • 1967
      University Minnesota
    • 1970
      University Minnesota
    • 1960 - 1963
      Staff auditor, Boulay
      Anderson, California, United States
    • 1962 - 1966
      lecturer, University Minnesota
    • 1963 - 1964
      Staff auditor, Boulay
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      instructor, Augsburg College
    • 1968 - 1972
      assistant, professor Michigan State University
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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