Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Fall 2013

Two from Huntsman at the FASB

Brian Monson '10

Jef Doyle '94

Two Huntsman alumni recently completed prestigious year-long programs with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Brian Monsen, Acct ’10, completed a one-year postgraduate technical assistantship, where he became highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and came to have an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors, and users of financial information. “As I prepare to enter a doctoral program in accounting, my experience at the FASB was invaluable in helping me understand the intricacies of accounting regulations,” stated Monsen.

"Having Professor Doyle and Brian Monsen both in place at the FASB during the past few years has helped immeasurably in our quest to establish national recognition for USU's School of Accountancy." - Larry Walther, Department Head

Dr. Jef Doyle ‘94, the George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research at the Huntsman School, completed his term as the 2012-2013 Research Fellow. Each year, the FASB selects one member of the academic community to serve as a research fellow. Dr. Doyle, whose research examines factors associated with financial statement analysis, valuation, efficiency of capital markets, and earnings quality, enjoyed looking at his research topics from a different vantage point. “I really liked the interaction with my colleagues at the FASB and gaining a deeper understanding of key topics relevant to the accounting profession, and I look forward to integrating some of this new knowledge into my classes at the Huntsman School,” said Doyle.