Albrecht Named To Top 100 In Accounting List

September 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Dave Albrecht, professor of accounting at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate, was named one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting in a special report released Sept. 7 by Accounting Today, a trade magazine servicing the public accounting profession.

This is the second year in a row that Albrecht has been named to this prestigious national list, and he is the only professor named on the list.  Other notables on the top 100 list include the heads of the Big Four CPA firms, and the chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Of the top 100 on the list, 26 write about their profession via blog. Four of those 26 were named to the top 100 list specifically for their blogs. Albrecht is one of those four, and his blog, The Summa, is regularly named to lists of top accounting and business blogs.

“Through his blog, The Summa, Albrecht has an impact on issues like IFRS (international financial reporting standards) and accounting education – but he’s also influencing and promoting the profession’s adoption of social media as a whole,” explains the magazine’s editor. Albrecht has used his blog since 2008 to comment on the accounting and auditing industries as well as the complex world of regulation. He also tweets using the name @profalbrecht. In 2011, he was named the #5 Most Social Media Savvy Professor in America by

Albrecht joined the USC Upstate faculty in 2012 where he teaches financial and cost/managerial accounting.  He regularly presents at national and regional conferences on topics such as teaching and learning, social media usage in education and business and contemporary theoretical issues in financial accounting and auditing.  He also publishes in all these areas.

His innovative teaching practices include the use of simulation games, flipping the classroom and social media usage.  He is active in the American Accounting Association and AECM, the international e-mail listserv for accounting professors. Albrecht received his Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech.

For more information, contact Dave Albrecht at or call (864) 503-5589.