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Jun 7, 2024

Michael Cento ‘17, Corporate Accounting Manager, Kymera International

Thanks to the Jenkins MAC program, Michael Cento developed the foundation he needed to change careers from education to accounting – and gained the skills he needed to contribute to the workforce on day one.

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Jun 6, 2024

How to Build a Team of ‘Appropriately Skeptical’ Financial Statement Auditors

Rewarding skepticism is associated with an increased likelihood of identifying potential fraud during the auditing process.

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May 31, 2024

The ABCs of LLCs (and C and S corps, too)

An entrepreneur’s choice of business entity type affects everything from taxes to legal liability. Poole College scholars analyze the options for organizing.

May 31, 2024

Gambling Taxes Hit Low-Income Bettors Hardest

North Carolina taxes online gambling winnings, but losses aren’t deductible. That hits low-income payers hardest, a Poole College professor says.

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May 26, 2024

Everything Accounting Can Be

This is the story of how a struggling honors society became a powerful source of excitement, connection and career opportunities for aspiring accountants.

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May 23, 2024

Top 10 Ways to Stay Connected With the Jenkins MAC Program

If you’re a part of our alumni community, staying connected with the program enriches your professional network and keeps you informed and engaged with the latest developments in the field. Here are the top 10 ways to maintain and strengthen your ties with the program.

May 22, 2024

Faculty Spotlight: Ericka F. Kranitz

Professor Kranitz's rich background in public accounting, internal audit and regulatory compliance shaped her passion for risk management. Explore how she brings real-world events into the classroom, creating an engaging and ever-evolving learning environment for her students.

May 14, 2024

Poole Researchers Uncover Tax Costs of Gambling

SportsHandle, a digital publication that covers legal gambling in the United States, recently highlighted Poole College research on the lose-lose tax proposition facing North Carolina gamblers.  “North Carolina doesn’t have itemized deductions for gambling,” Poole economist Nathan Goldman told SportsHandle. “There is a flat tax of 4.5 percent on gambling winnings. As an example, if…

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May 14, 2024

Why Does N.C. Tax Online Sports Bets Differently? Poole Explains.

In reporting from ABC-11 News, Poole College researchers explain why North Carolina taxes online and in-person sports gambling winnings differently. The distinction, said associate economics professor Nathan Goldman, is in what constitutes a gambling “session.” In a casino, a session begins when you walk in and ends when you cash out. It could contain multiple…

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May 14, 2024

Costly Skepticism in the Auditing Industry

Skepticism is a foundational characteristic for financial statement auditors, and it needs reinforcement. But Joseph Brazel, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Accounting in the Poole College of Management, has found evidence that supervising auditors sometimes discourage their subordinates’ skepticism by fixating on the cost of investigations that don’t identify misstatements in the financial statements. Brazel calls…