The longer the accounting shortage continues the worse things will get with the University of Maryland’s Dr. Rebecca Hann

Episode 128 · February 7th, 2024 · 23 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

Whatever the industry thinks of as a possible solution to the declining number of accounting students and professionals, there is near unanimous agreement on the dire consequences of the problem.

Declining financial reporting quality and increased stress on the existing workforce are just two aspects of the fallout.

In this episode of the podcast we speak with Dr. Rebecca Hann, Dean’s Professor of Accounting and the KPMG Term Professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business about her new research on the crisis in the accounting pipeline and how problems, like poor internal controls and accounting accuracy may worsen over time.