Accounting Major Hayden Livaudais Awarded Prestigious PCAOB Scholarship

June 24, 2021

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Hayden Livaudais

BATON ROUGE –Recent E. J. Ourso College of Business graduate, and Covington native, Hayden Livaudais has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Livaudais graduated in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and had an internship with Deloitte Tax LLP in New Orleans Business Tax Services. She will continue working with Deloitte Tax LLP full-time after completing LSU's Master of Accountancy Program.

“I am so honored and thankful to receive the PCAOB Scholarship. I plan to further my education at LSU next year by participating in its one-year Master of Accountancy Program, and the PCAOB Scholarship will greatly help me fund this endeavor,” said Livaudais. “I am so grateful to all of the wonderful professors from whom I have had the good fortune to learn, and I eagerly look forward to entering the workforce to participate in the public accountancy profession.”

The PCAOB Scholarship Program awards outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accounting degree program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The program is merit-based and awarded to select students who demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing while maintaining and demonstrating high ethical standards.

This program is mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and funded through monetary penalties collected as part of PCAOB enforcement actions. It seeks to benefit students who are likely to become auditors and make a difference to students who might otherwise choose a different career path. Scholarship winners are determined through a formal nomination process.

"Our PCAOB scholars represent the future leaders of the accounting and auditing profession, and the LSU Department of Accounting is grateful for their generous support. We congratulate Hayden Livaudais and applaud her academic dedication and achievements. We believe that Hayden will be an excellent MAcc student and will serve the profession well after her graduation," commented Department of Accounting Chair Tommy Phillips.

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed under federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.

About the Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields, including industry, auditing, finance, government, and academia. For more information, visit lsu.edu/business/accounting, call 225-578-6202, or email accounting@lsu.edu.

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Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business
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