Rosenthal Endowed Chair in the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky
Director of the Minor in Business Analytics in the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky
Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dan Stone is the Rosenthal Endowed Chair and Director of the Minor in Business Analytics in the Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky.
His teaching and research interests include:
The effects of technology and mindfulness on attention and learning
He’s also been published in:
The Journal of Experimental Psychology
The Journal of Information Systems
Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting
The Managerial Auditing Journal
and many more
I think BEC is the cornerstone, or foundation, of the CPA exam, and much of the rest of the exam builds upon that. I am thrilled to teach the content that I teach with respect to the CPA exam because it is very relevant in many cases to your lives apart from the CPA exam.
R. Debreceny, S. Farewell, A. N. Scarlata, and D. Stone. Knowledge and Skills in Complex Assurance Engagements: The Case of XBRL. Journal of Information Systems, 2019
A. N. Nikitkov and D. Stone. Eluding the Lemons: Buyer Mindfulness and Seller Deception in Online Auctions. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, 2015
Y. Chang and D. Stone. Why does decomposed audit proposal readability differ by audit firm size? A Coh-Metrix approach. Managerial Auditing Journal, 2019
D. Stone, A. Nikitkov, and T. Miller. Strategy, IT and control @ eBay, 1995-2005. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 2014
C. Cockrell, D. Stone, and B. Wier. Accounting for Professional Accountants’ Dysfunctional knowledge Sharing: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Journal of Information Systems, 2018
D. Stone Post-Hunton: Reclaiming Our Integrity and Literature. Journal of Information Systems, 2015
A. N. Nikitkov, D. Stone, and T. C. Miller. Internal Controls, Routine Activity Theory (RAT), and Sustained Online Auction Deception: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Information Systems, 2014
Watch this short video to learn more about Wiley CPA instructor, Dan Stone, CPA (Inactive), MPA, Ph.D.
Dan: Hi. My name is Dan Stone, and I'm an accounting professor at the University of Kentucky. I earned my CPA designation in 1983 and something that students often ask me is how has the CPA exam changed from when I took the exam? And I have to say, I thought it was much harder back then because we were in a room with, like, 500 people and we had to carve our answers on the stone tablets. And so you've got the chisel and you got the mallet and you're hitting the stone tablets and the chips were going everywhere. And there's dust everywhere. It is horrible. It was a mess. And I you know, I still have nightmares about it. If you wanted to go to the bathroom, there was no water. You had to mix the hydrogen with the oxygen. It was so hard, it was so hard. And today well, I'm joking, of course, right? So, none of those things were true. In reality, I think now the difference is when I took the exam, the entire content of the exam would probably fit on this table. And now the content of the exam was much, much, much greater. Balancing against that though you have many more resources is for learning about CPA exam content than you did before. When I learned the CPA exam, I was using cassette tapes and books which were, frankly, somewhat out of date by the time I took the exam. So, I think the resource available to you to learn are much better in the content, the coverage is much greater. Some people call the BEC section the junk drawer of the CPA exam, and I think that's in some ways an unfair characterization. In fact, I think BEC is the cornerstone or the foundation of the CPA exam, and much of the rest of the exam builds upon that. And I am thrilled to teach the content that I teach with respect to the CPA exam, because it is very relevant in many cases to your lives apart from the CPA exam. So, it's fun and exciting stuff to teach. When I went into the profession, I had a choice of being a CPA or basically becoming an IT statistics person and I chose to become a CPA I chose to work for an accounting firm, and I've chosen to stay in accounting. And getting the CPA certification was clearly the right choice for me. I have friends who went into IT. There was a boom. There was a bust. There was a boom. There was a bust. They're changing jobs frequently. There was very little job security. The choice to be a CPA, and to know a lot about technology worked really well for me. And I'm very happy that I made that choice and I think that you will be happy with that choice also. So one more thing I want to do before we get started. And that is I want to prepare you to slay the CPA exam monster with the sword of knowledge. So with the sort of knowledge, go forth and slay the CPA exam monster. I started in cost accounting at a steel mill in Chicago, worked there for many years, and then I moved on to the consulting practice at EY. I had a wonderful experience there, and my last several years were as a partner in that practice. I truly do love managerial accounting, and I think everyone should understand it. I earned my CPA license a little later in life, so I can truly appreciate how difficult and challenging it can be to prepare for this exam. I am so pleased to share my knowledge and experience with you via CPAexcel, because this product gives you the tools to be successful in your journey. Best wishes.