In a modern economy, financial accounting is serious business. Reliable auditing is the very language that enables creditors, shareholders, government and business to interact and make rational decisions.
At Sapir, training the most qualified personnel to fill this vital economic function is a growing academic priority.
And now the results are in. Our graduates have scored first place in this year’s financial accounting exams conducted by the Auditors’ Council, the statutory government body that licenses certified public accountants in Israel. The council is charged with ensuring that auditors conform to the highest ethical and professional standards.
According to Dr. Sharon Haddad, chair of Sapir’s Department of Economics and Accounting, this is an unprecedented vote of confidence. “Our budget is far lower than Israel’s private colleges. Our students pull themselves up by their own bootstraps from underserved communities in Israel’s periphery. Still, they outperform their peers from the country’s top universities. This is testimony to the meticulous and painstaking efforts of Prof. Galiea Benisty, head of our program, and the dedicated academic team she has assembled. Our students go on to work in companies at the center of Israel’s financial and economic system. And when it comes to our own, educational balance sheet, this is the real bottom line.”