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Accountant , educator

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 of Minnesota, 1993; fellow Arthur Young & Company, 1965, PriceWaterhouse & Co, 1966, Ernst & Whinney Dissertation 1967-1968; grantee: Ford Foundation, 1967.


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


Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1960; M, University of Minnesota, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1970.


Staff auditor, Boulay, Anderson, Waldo & Company,, Minneapolis, 1960-1963; staff auditor, Ernst & Ernst, Minneapolis, 1963-1964; lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1962-1966; instructor, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1966-1967; assistant professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1968-1972; associate professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972-1977; acting department chairman accounting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1976-1977; professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1977; director academic initiatives for Center for International Business Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1990-1991; Price Waterhouse Auditing professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1978; department chairman accounting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1994-1997. 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 Accts. Meeting, Kolding, Denmark, 1989, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991, U. 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 U. and Federation of Certified Public Accountants in Republic of China, Tapei, Taiwan, June, 1991, at Erasmus U., Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1992. Member evaluation team business school United Arab Emirates U., Al Ain, 1989, 90, 92. Member visiting team to Business School DeLaSalle U., 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.Assn.

State Bds. 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 academic advisory board Deloitte & Touche, 1991-1997.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Minnesota, 1963.



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).


Married, 3 children.