Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1987
MAcc, Utah State University, 1976
BA, Brigham Young University, 1972
Vance Grange joined the Utah State University faculty as a regular faculty member in 1983. He previously worked as Assistant Instructor of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin (1980-1983) and as Instructor of Accounting at Utah State University (1978-1980). He serves as Director of Taxation Programs (1983-present) and as Director of Personal Financial Planning Programs (1996-present) for the School of Accountancy. He worked as a Staff Accountant for Price Waterhouse & Co. (1976-1978) and operated his own tax practice as a CPA (1978-1994). He is affiliated with two related firms: Beacon Financial Planning LLC, a financial planning firm, and Independent 401(k) Advisors LLC, a retirement plan consulting firm. Dr. Grange teaches courses in taxation, personal financial planning, retirement and employee benefits planning, and estate planning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Financial Services (member of the Board of Directors, 2003-present), the Financial Planning Association (member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Chapter, 2003-present), and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (Academic Affiliate member).
Dr. Grange has served as a member and chair of the Board of Examiners of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He is a Registered Representative and a Registered Investment Advisor Associate. Professor Grange was named School of Accountancy and Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Advisor of the Year for 2003 and 2004. He was named School of Accountancy Teacher of the Year for 2001
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