Professor Brian Williams is a faculty member in the Accounting Department at Kelley.
What classes do you teach/have you taught at Kelley?
I have taught two undergraduate courses at IU. A329, Taxes and Decision Making and A314, Communicating Accounting Analytics
What do you enjoy most about interacting with Kelley students?
So many things that it is impossible to choose just one! Kelley students are a true joy to teach. They are incredibly bright and want to know the ‘why’ behind things. I’m continually impressed with the level of engagement the students have in class, the quality of their questions, and their overall professionalism.
Why did you choose to major in accounting?
What I loved about accounting was the structure, and how you could communicate so much about an organization just by understanding the basic rules of financial reporting. Also, I had a really amazing tax professor who showed me how taxes affect not just businesses, but society at large. The idea that I could work in a field with high demand and good job security where I could utilize my knowledge to help others was really appealing to me.
Drawing on your experiences as a student and a faculty, what advice would you give to future Kelley Accounting students?
Always be willing to learn new skills and think about how you can best add value to your organization. A great way to add value and to make your job even more enjoyable is to leverage the skills that you enjoy in a way that helps those around you accomplish their goals.
Learn more about Brian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-williams-2b0828110/