Jay M. Smith Jr., a professor of accounting at Brigham Young University, has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

The association lauded Smith's superior performance and high ideals, saying he is well respected in the academic and professional communities and is an excellent role model.Smith has been a visiting assistant professor of economics at Stanford University, an associate professor and chairman of the accounting department at the University of Minnesota and a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii.

He was chairman of the Changes in Accounting Education Committee of the American Accounting Association and chairman of the Committee on Curriculum Development for the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. He has received many awards and fellowships.

Smith earned an associate degree from Boise Junior College, bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and a Ph.D. from Stanford. He received his Utah CPA certificate in 1957.

He has written numerous research articles and is co-author, with K. Fred Skousen, of a popular textbook, "Intermediate Accounting."