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The Deloitte Foundation and American Accounting Association host the 49th annual trueblood seminars for professors

Approximately 60 accounting and auditing professionals and educators convened at the 49th annual Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors, which were held at Deloitte University on February 26-March 1 and March 12-15.

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Since 1928, the Deloitte Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been helping to develop future talent in the fields of advisory, accounting, and consulting. Working alongside leading educators, the Foundation sponsors real-world and classroom initiatives to better prepare students for tomorrow’s business challenges.

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Leading in our universities

Tomorrow’s business challenges require a new type of leader with a diverse skillset that enables them to innovate at the pace of business. From slide rulers to tablets, for the past 86 years, the Deloitte Foundation has evolved alongside education, helping to support faculty and develop future leaders in the critical fields of accounting, advisory, and consulting. Whether through classroom curriculum, financial support, cutting-edge research, or excellence in teaching, the Deloitte Foundation is helping education institutions confront the global skills gap head-on.

Resources: Faculty | PhD | Students | Life Inc. | Matching Gifts



 

Faculty

The Foundation has provided more than $15 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to help universities attract and retain top faculty.

College and university faculty play a critical role in educating the profession's next generation of business leaders. The Deloitte Foundation is committed to supporting university faculty and students by providing resources, teaching/curriculum materials and other investments in academic programs that promote excellence in higher education. We are making an impact on tomorrow’s leaders today by introducing relevant real-world experiences and support through the following:

  • Trueblood Seminars for Professors   

    Since 1966, more than 2,000 professors have attended the seminars, which the Foundation sponsors with the American Accounting Association. Here, Deloitte & Touche LLP partners recreate difficult cases they have encountered in practice and work with attending faculty on possible solutions. Rounded out by guest speakers, the Trueblood Seminars keep professors connected with real-world issues and current challenges of the profession. There are also 50 cases that faculty can access whenever needed for use in the classroom.
        
  • Professorships, fellowships, and chairs 

    The Foundation has provided more than $17 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to held universities attract and retain top faculty. 
  • American Accounting Association Wildman Award  

    Together with the American Accounting Association, the Deloitte Foundation sponsors the annual Wildman Medal, which is awarded to an author (or co-authors) of research judged likely to advance the theory and practice of public accounting.
  • American Taxation Association Teaching Innovation Award 

    The Foundation also directly supports new teaching methods by sponsoring this $5,000 annual award for tax professors who develop innovative teaching techniques that encourage critical thinking.
  • Deloitte Foundation/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Faculty Consortium 

    An annual program designed to provide accounting faculty with a better understanding of business issues, and deliver best practice information that participants can incorporate into their institutions’ curricula. The program is delivered as a combination of presentations from regulators, standard setters, practice and experienced educators at leading accounting programs.
  • Tax Faculty Symposium 

    A Deloitte Foundation sponsored program designed to expose tax professors to the latest technical and business knowledge on practice, regulatory, and policy issues in taxation. 

For more information on any of these programs, contact usnydeloittefoundation@deloitte.com.

 
 
 

PhD

Deloitte Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship Program has supported more than 1,000 PhDs and is increasing the pipeline of faculty who are preparing the next generation of business leaders.  

The Foundation has supported accounting PhD education for decades through its Doctoral Fellowship Program, which has supported more than $1,000 PhDs, and annual sponsorship of the American Accounting Association (AAA)/DeloitteFoundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium. It is also at the forefront with the AICPA Foundation, Big Four public accounting firms, and many other large CPA firms and state societies to help reverse the shortage of PhD accounting faculty in the United States by increasing the pipeline of quality doctoral candidates in accounting—the future educators of the future leaders of the accounting profession.

The Deloitte Foundation provides PhD resources in the following areas:

  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program

    Since 1956, this program has provided financial support to outstanding doctoral students in accounting. Up to ten recipients each year are awarded $25,000 each to help cover expenses during their final year of coursework and the first year of their dissertation.
  • American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium

    The Consortium gives advanced doctoral students a chance to meet with some of the country's most distinguished faculty in a collegial setting. For more than 35 years, the Consortium has helped students who are about to become faculty discuss important issues related to research, teaching, and career development.
  • Accounting Doctoral Scholars 

    The Foundation, in conjunction with the AICPA Foundation and dozens of the country’s biggest accounting firms and several state CPA societies joined forces and developed this program which addresses the growing shortage of Ph.D. professionals in auditing and tax. The Accounting Doctoral Scholarship Program provides financial support to encourage professionals, with public accounting experience in auditing and tax and an interest in teaching, to transition into academic roles at the university level (the fourth and final ADS scholars were selected in 2012). For further program information, go to www.adsphd.org  

For more information on any of these programs, contact usnydeloittefoundation@deloitte.com.

Students

Another way the Foundation introduces relevant real-world experience to students is through its case study programs for undergraduate and graduate accounting majors and MBA students. The Foundation sponsors student case study competitions in the areas of audit, tax and consulting, with scholarships awarded to top achievers. More than 1,600 students participate annually in the competitions. The events provide students with the chance to not only explore the types of practical issues that our professionals encounter every day, but also to experience aspects of the professional working environment, including group dynamics, and communication and interpersonal skills.The Deloitte Foundation provides student resources in the following areas:

  • National Student Case Study Seminar

    This educational event is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation through contributions from retired partners, principals and directors of Deloitte LLP and its affiliates and is designed to expose accounting students to real world examples of complex issues dealt with in accounting and auditing practice.
  • Tax Case Study Competition

    Sponsored by Deloitte Tax LLP with program management support by the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to familiarize students with the tax profession early in their academic careers. The interactive case study competition includes case simulation, role playing and presentations to help students better understand the types of experiences and business challenges they can expect from a career in tax.
  • National MBA Case Competition

    Sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Foundation, this two-day event brings together students from top-tier MBA programs to test their critical thinking and business knowledge through a case simulation of a topical, complex business issue. 

 

Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People

The Deloitte Foundation realizes that today's young people are tomorrow's talent, and understands the value of exposing them to the many potential career options.

In 2007, the Deloitte Foundation began sponsoring the Life Inc. program to expand students' views of future careers in a fun and interactive way. The Foundation teamed with Neale Godfrey, author of Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People to provide her book and other valuable tools to help middle and high school students begin thinking about possible careers. For more information, please contact: usnationallifeinc@deloitte.com

Matching Gifts Program

Since 1972, the Deloitte Foundation has offered a Matching Gifts Program, which encourages partners and employees of the Deloitte US Firms to support higher education through contributions to colleges and universities. The Foundation matches more than $5 million annually to approximately 400 colleges and universities across the US.

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