South Florida accounting and advisory firm Daszkal Bolton will reward faculty teaching and research excellence at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business by establishing a fund with a gift of $50,000.
The gift represents the first endowed professorship in FAU’s School of Accounting, which is among the largest accounting programs in the United States with over 1,200 traditional and non-traditional students in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Daszkal Bolton Fund will provide support one faculty member each year. The dean of the College of Business will choose a professor who has distinguished themselves in the fields of accounting and finance. The award recipient will use the $5,000 to support their work in these areas.
The Daszkal Bolton Fund’s first faculty reward was announced at an event Wednesday night, October 11, at FAU’s College of Business. The recipient is Robert Pinsker, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Accounting. A certified public accountant, Pinsker’s research interests include eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), investor belief revision, qualitative materiality and auditor attitudes.
“We are honored to receive this gift from Daszkal Bolton, a leading accounting firm in South Florida, to support the important research and teaching that’s taking place in FAU’s School of Accounting,” said Daniel M. Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “This allows us to recognize and reward the excellent work being done by our professors and build upon the continued success and momentum of our accounting program.”
Daszkal Bolton LLP provides accounting, tax and business finance advisory services to small and middle market companies ranging in revenue from $10 million to $300 million. The firm provides financial statement assurance, tax advisory and compliance, M&A and transaction advisory, private client services for high net worth individuals, state and local tax, International tax, forensic accounting, business valuation, estate planning and asset protection services. The firm also advises on wealth management, life and disability insurance and fee based financial planning through affiliate Benchmark Financial Group. With over 140 professionals Daszkal Bolton covers the South Florida markets, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Jupiter.
“Daszkal Bolton is proud of the outstanding relationship it has with the FAU College of Business,” Managing Partner Michael Daszkal said. “This leadership gift is intended to help the school continue to grow, as well as encourage other institutions to support the school as well.”
The FAU School of Accounting’s faculty comprises award-winning scholars who have been recognized for their contributions to education and research. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in day, evening, online, weekday and weekend programs. Its programs are delivered in Boca Raton, Davie and Ft. Lauderdale.