Lee Nicholas

Assistant Professor of Accounting (Emeritus)




Education

M.B.A. University of Tulsa; B.S. (Accounting) University of Kansas; CPA; CMA


Teaching Interests

Principles of Managerial Accounting; Cost Accounting


Research Interests

 Ethics in Financial Organizations


Professional Accomplishments

Nicholas’ professional background includes work as a natural gas accounting supervisor, corporate reporting and analysis supervisor, and corporate tax accountant at Skelly Oil Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has continued his participation in the accounting profession through his involvement with the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the IMA. He has held leadership positions in both organizations and most recently serves on the Ethics Committee of the IMA.

He began his teaching career at Tulsa Junior College and came to UNI in 1974. Professor Nicholas had a distinguished career in the classroom until his recent retirement, and he continues to teach sections of managerial accounting each fall. In the spring he continues his professional involvement by working for the local accounting firm of Heaton Adams & Co.

In 2004 Nicholas’ significant contribution to the historical success of UNI accounting students on the CPA exam was recognized. He is one of the inaugural holders of the Halverson Professorship in Accounting Education.


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