Accounting Department


The accounting program at Kansas State University is both challenging and beneficial, and has earned separate accreditation from the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business, a designation that few accredited business schools have. The department offers both an undergraduate major in accounting and a master of accountancy. 

Things to know when considering a career in accounting:

  • Accounting students have consistently had the highest GPA and ACT scores in the College of Business Administration
  • All of the major certified public accounting and industrial firms in the area are strongly committed to recruiting K-State accounting students
  • The accounting internship program places approximately 70 students each year
  • More than $111,000 in scholarships is designated for K-State accounting students each year
  • 90 percent of accounting graduates find jobs after graduation

Learn more about the undergraduate major in accounting. 

Learn more about the Master of Accountancy.

Learn more about careers in accounting. 

Mission & Vision

The mission of the department of accounting is to ensure a quality, general business, and accounting education at the undergraduate and master’s levels that prepares students to become both productive citizens and successful professional accountants.

The focus of the faculty of the department of accounting in achieving its mission is on maintaining a responsive accounting program that provides students with sufficient technical and conceptual knowledge for a successful career in accounting, as well as with the problem-solving and communication skills necessary to apply their knowledge in a professional setting.

To maintain such a program and as a matter of principle, the faculty is committed to, and considers its highest priority, high quality teaching, including innovative curriculum and other instructional development. The faculty is also committed to research and other forms of scholarly activity that add to the body of knowledge or support and foster continous improvement in teaching.

In addition, the faculty is committed to participation in service activities that advance the profession and maintain the faculty’s professional currentness. The department is also committed to attracting and retaining highly motivated students with promise of success both in the department’s academic program and in the accounting profession. To this end, the faculty actively engages in student recruitment and placement, and strives to provide a supportive instructional environment. 

Advisory Board & Recruiting

Advisory Board

The department of accounting builds strong partnerships with our alumni and the firms they represent in public and corporate accounting through our Advisory Council. Companies are able to:

  • Obtain valuable exposure to some of the top business students in the country
  • Create strong recognition for their company amongst our highly qualified student body
  • Gain immediate access to research developments as they emerge

Advisory Council members provide the department with much needed financial and other support. Members also participate by providing advice and counsel to accounting students and faculty. The Advisory Council allows firms to participate in a variety of ways that directly impact many accounting students annually


Advisory Council members and the firms they represent gain the opportunity to identify highly talented individuals with career goals within their respective industries. Accounting students are equally eager to know about the companies who recruit at K-State, and are most likely to accept positions at those firms they have come to know.






Dan Deines, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head

Pam Warren
Administrative Specialist

109 Calvin Hall Manhattan, KS 66506
p. 785-532-6184

Advisory Board

L. Gary Boomer Boomer Consulting

Julie Bryant ConocoPhillips

Randy Buseman Ernst & Young, LLP

Charles Cole BDO, USA, LLP

Jayson Cyr Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.,

Jackson Day Ernst & Young, LLP

Todd Ewers INVISTA - Koch Industries

Mike Falk PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Randy Fletchall Ernst & Young, LLP

Doug Gaston BKD, LLP

Glen Gillmore Sink, Gillmore & Gordon, LLP

Larry Green Performance Contracting Group

Vern Herbel Torchmark Corp.

Dale Heuszel Kennedy & Coe, LLC

Kevin Kaufman KPMG, LLP

Mark Kohlrus Balance Innovations, LLC

Michael Kramer Kellwood Corporation

Mark Lacy Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Amy McAnarney-Hunt Hunt H & R Block

Mike Meisenheimer Linburg Vogel Pierce Farls, Chartered

Dan Meyer Grant Thornton International

Joleen Moden Verizon, Retired

Denise Peterson CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services

Jeff Placek McCownGordon Construction

Cory Ramsey Amarillo National Bank

Russ Rausch Emil van Essen, LLC

Kurt Roberts KPMG, LLP

Shannon Stites Ernst & Young, LLP

Michael Upchurch Kansas City Southern

Stan Weber Tower Properties Co.

Terry White Terry W. White, CPA, LLC