The public accounting firm of RSM US LLP has a rich Iowa history that began when Ira B. McGladrey started his accounting firm in Cedar Rapids and grew it into the fifth largest public accounting firm in the world. With a long history of recruiting accounting students from UNI, RSM’s partner ranks are filled with UNI accounting alumni. It is those partners, with leadership from accounting alumni Rod Foster (‘83), Partner & Location Leader, Des Moines, Doug Opheim (‘80), RSM CFO, that resulted in the RSM US LLP Professor of Accounting in 2007. In 2021, due to additional gifts from UNI alumni employed by RSM and the RSM foundation, the professorship was elevated to a Chair. These funds, under the direction of the Chair, support student scholarships, professional programming and faculty development.
Current Holder: Joseph Ugrin