The mission of the Arthur Andersen Center is to promote research that is useful in resolving financial reporting and control problems and to help students understand the complexities of the changing business environment.
The center hosts conferences, publishes research monographs and working papers, and provides research funding to individuals wishing to study financial reporting and control issues that affect governmental agencies, as well as business entities. The center also supports the IMAcc and GMAcc programs by sponsoring The Future is Now conference annually.
The Arthur Andersen Center began in 1992 through gifts from alumni associated with Arthur Andersen & Co. and the Arthur Andersen Foundation. The center is governed by an academic policy committee comprised of faculty from the Accounting and Information Systems Department and an external advisory board.