Cronin Awarded the Esteemed Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholarship

July 21, 2020

Kylie Cronin
Kylie Cronin

BATON ROUGE- Recent E. J. Ourso College of Business graduate, and Baton Rouge native, Kylie Cronin, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) . Last May, Cronin graduated in three years from LSU with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and she is now interning with PwC in Houston this summer. Cronin will begin LSU’s Master of Accountancy Program (MAcc) in the fall.

The PCAOB Scholarship Program awards funds to 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.

“Being named a PCAOB scholar and receiving this scholarship is not only a huge honor, but it truly validates all of my dedication and hard work over the past three years. It surprised and humbled me just to be nominated by Dr. Wiley and Dr. Moffitt, so actually being awarded the scholarship was really rewarding. The PCAOB scholarship will further allow me to continue my education at LSU, and for that, I am very grateful,” said Cronin. 

“On behalf of the LSU Department of Accounting, I want to express our gratitude to the PCAOB for their generous support.  We are certainly proud of Kylie Cronin and applaud her scholastic achievement.  We believe that Kylie will be an excellent MAcc student and will serve the profession well after her graduation,” commented Department of Accounting Director Tommy Phillips.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee public companies' audits 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. A key element of the department’s success is the outstanding faculty, who publish articles in top academic and professional journals and write textbooks and trade books. Additionally, faculty members are active participants in the accounting profession. For more information, visit, email or call 225-578-6202.


Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business