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Belverd Needles

  • Professor Emeritus
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-5130
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6026
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Accounting (Finance and Economics minor), University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
MBA, Accounting, Texas Tech University
BBA, Accounting, Texas Tech University

Professional Certifications

CPA/Certified Public Accountant – 1972 Illinois and 1964 Texas 
CMA/Certified Management Accountant – 1974


Internationally recognized expert in international financial reporting, accounting education, and auditing.

Published in leading journals, including most recently on the subject of strategy and financial characteristics of high performance companies and on the global benchmarking and modeling of professional accounting education.

Lectured and presented at conferences and universities in more than 30 countries.

Served in leadership roles in the major national and international academic and professional accounting organizations.

Board Experience

The Ziegler Companies, Inc.
Diversified financial services firm providing investment banking, asset management and retail investment advice
Member, Board of Directors - 2003 to Present

American Accounting Association 
World's largest academic accounting organization
Vice President, Education - 2008 to 2010

Illinois CPA Society
5th largest CPA organization in the U.S. with 22,500 members
Chair, Board of Directors - 2003 to 2004
Member, Board of Directors - 2002 to 2005
Member, Board of Directors - CPA Endowment Fund - 1998 to Present

International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)
Global organization that represents accounting academics from more than 60 countries in the international standard setting process in accounting, auditing and education. 
Many offices, 1987 to present, including President, 1997 to 2002; Immediate Past-President, 2002 to 2006, Co-Chair, Board of Advisors, 2007 to Present

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
330,000 members committed to establishing the highest professional and ethical standards.
Council Member - 2002 to 2005

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Member, Board of Directors - 2003 to 2005

Additional Information

EY Distinguished Professor of Accountancy