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The American Accounting Association has recognized James K. Loebbecke of the University of Utah School of Accounting for distinctive career achievements in the field of auditing.

Loebbecke is Kenneth A. Sorensen Peat Marwick Professor of Accounting. He recently received the Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. and Katherine Dumke Faculty Scholar Award from the College and Graduate School of Business. He was recognized for superior performance in scholarly activities and teaching.John W. Seybolt, dean of the business school, says the national association presents the special award only to individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the accounting profession.

Loebbecke has played a leading role in attracting new faculty and Ph.D. students to the School of Accounting and is a mainstay in the business school's Executive MBA program, said Seybolt. He has contributed significantly to accounting literature as the author of several textbooks and numerous articles published in major accounting journals. His textbook, Auditing: An Integrated Approach, now in its fourth edition, is one of the best-selling auditing textbooks in the world.

Loebbecke is co-winner of the 1987 John R. Wildman Award sponsored by AAA and Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Loebbecke and former U. professor Barry E. Cushing won the national award for their comparative study of auditing methods in large accounting firms.