David C. Deeds
Instructor of Accounting
T. Wayne Davis Entrepreneur-In-Residence
M.B.A. University of Kansas; B.A. (Accounting) University of Northern Iowa.
Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Entrepreneurship; New Venture Development and Management
In addition to his teaching activities in the Department of Accounting, David is the T. Wayne Davis Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In that role he teaches entrepreneurship classes in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship curriculum, provides assistance to entrepreneurs in the development of their businesses, and works with the College's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center (JPEC), and Business & Community Services (BCS) in the advancement of entrepreneurship as part of President Allen's mission for UNI.
David is an accounting, property management and construction professional with over fifteen years of experience progressing from big five public accounting to management for a Fortune 200 transportation company to CFO for a $250 million private real estate firm. He most recently is founder and CEO of the development and general contracting firm Cedar Valley Restoration and Development. The firm develops and constructs new architecturally appropriate housing and mixed use structures as well as renovates existing homes preserving the historically significant architecture.
He has extensive experience in real estate finance, accounting and information systems. He directed the turn around of a failing accounting and information services function while working in the seniors' housing industry. He also has extensive experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and internal reporting and staff recruitment and management in addition to a solid background in employee benefit plan issues, accounting guidance evaluation and integration of merging companies' financial information.
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University of Northern Iowa’s College of Business Administration’s long-running Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which allows accounting students to prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, will not be providing services this spring due to COVID-19 concerns. Taxpayers are encouraged to call the United Way at 211 for help in locating an alternative site in their area or use the Internal Revenue Service’s Free File program.
As I write this, past mid-term, face-to-face classes continue. Will we make it through the semester? Regardless, our 40th year moves forward, pandemic or not! I am the last dean of this college to have worked for all previous deans. I look forward to celebrating with my colleagues, probably post-vaccine, to recognize where we have been and where we are today.
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The University of Northern Iowa’s accounting department ranked third in the nation in preparing students to become certified public accountants, according to a new analytic by Baylor University and UNI professors.
The newly created CPA Success Index estimates students’ progress toward completing all four parts of the CPA exam. The metric found UNI students had an 89% success rate on the notoriously difficult test, just below Texas A&M University (90%) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (95%).
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