"An Examination of the Influence of Mutual CFO / Audit Firm Tenure on Audit Quality" has been accepted for publication at The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.


Ariel Q. Brent, and Geetika Rakhraj received scholarships from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


On October 30, VASOA Ph.D. candidate Valbona Sulcaj presented the paper “Litigation Risk, Financial Reporting Quality, and Critical Audit Matters in the Audit Report: Early U.S. Evidence” at the 2020 PCAOB/TAR Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets.


Monika Causholli's paper titled, "The Market Premium for Audit Partners with Big 4 Experience", co-authored with Aleksandra Zimmerman (Florida State University) and Kenneth Bills (Michigan State University), has been accepted for publication at Accounting Horizons.

 


Assistant professor Ben Commerford’s paper (co-authored with Jessica Buchanan of Providence College and Elaine Wang of University of Massachusetts - Amherst) titled, "Auditor Actions and the Deterrence of Manager Opportunism: The Importance of Communication to the Board and Consistency with Peer Behavior" has been accepted for publication at The Accounting Review.


On August 16, VASOA PhD candidate Valbona Sulcaj presented the paper "Litigation Risk, Financial Reporting Quality, and Critical Audit Matters in the Audit Report: Early U.S. Evidence." The paper is part of her dissertation work.


On August 15, VASOA PhD candidate Valbona Sulcaj presented the paper "Non-Gaap Earnings and Board Connectedness in a Multiplex Network." The paper is co-authored with Monika Causholli and Nicole T. Jenkins (University of Virginia).


Von Allmen School of Accountancy professors Brian Bratten and Jeff Payne, along with former University of Kentucky PhD student Meng Huang (now at the University of Toledo), were cited in a recent article in Bloomberg.  Their paper - “Passive Investments and Stock Repurchase Activity" - is available on SSRN.


Monika Causholli has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of The Accounting Review beginning June 1, 2020.


Jenny (Wang) Ulla, PhD candidate, and Ben Commerford, Assistant Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy, have been awarded an Access to Audit Personnel research grant from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) in Washington D. C. to study algorithms and their application in the auditing profession.