Auditing Section Awards

Distinguished Service in Auditing Award - to recognize exemplary career service to the Auditing profession or the Section and scholarly contributions to the field of Auditing.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award - to encourage innovation and improvement in auditing and assurance education.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award - to recognize most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations

Outstanding Auditing Educator Award - to recognize significant achievements in research or teaching in the field of Auditing.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award - to recognize research works of exceptional merit that make a direct contribution to auditing or assurance education, practice, or research.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations

A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award - to recognize a paper published in AJPTthat has had a significant influence on, or the potential to significantly influence, auditing research or practice.
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Call for Nominations


Distinguished Service Award in Auditing

The Auditing Section seeks nominations from the Section's membership for the award to be conferred at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in January. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the auditing profession or the Auditing Section, and scholarly contributions to the field of auditing. The distinguished careers of past recipients of the award (e.g., Arnold Wright, Julia Higgs, Scott Showalter, Robert Colson, Douglas Carmichael, John Fogarty, Morley Lemon, Gary Holstrum, William Messier, Ira Solomon, William Felix and Timothy Bell) represent the type of contribution to the profession that exemplifies this recognition.  Visit the Auditing Section’s website to view previous awards here.

 

Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Section’s Distinguished Service Award in Auditing Selection Committee.  Nominations should be accompanied by a narrative summarizing the nominee's background and their contributions to the profession, the Auditing Section and scholarship.  No prescribed content or format is required, though the Selection Committee will benefit from comprehensive summary information upon which to build their understanding of the nominee's contributions.

 

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017.

 

Distinguished Service Award Winners

2016-2017 (MYM 2017)
Jean Bedard, Bentley University

2015-2016 (MYM 2016)
Arnold Wright, Northeastern University

2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Julia Higgs, Florida Atlantic University

2013-14 (MYM 2014)
Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University

2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
Robert H. Colson, CUNY-Baruch College

2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Douglas R. Carmichael, CUNY-Baruch College

2010-2011 (MYM 2011)
John Fogarty, D&T Partner in Charge of Auditing Standards and Policies, Deputy Chair of IAASB

2009-2010 (MYM 2010)
Morley Lemon, University of Waterloo

2008-2009 (MYM 2009)
Gary Holstrum

2007-2008 (MYM 2008) 
William F. Messier, Jr., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2006-2007 (MYM 2007)
Ira Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana

2005-2006 (MYM 2006)
William "Bill" L. Felix, University of Arizona

2004-2005 (MYM 2005)
Timothy B. Bell, KPMG, LLP

2003-2004 (MYM 2004) 
Andrew "Andy" D. Bailey, Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana

2002-2003 (MYM 2003) 
Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, University of Southern California

2001-2002 (MYM 2002)
Lynford Graham, BDO Seidman

2000-2001 (MYM 2001)
Dan M. Guy, American Institute of CPAs

1999–2000 (MYM 2000)
Practice Advisory Council, PAC formed, Thomas Powell, Chair

1997–1998 
Robert S. Roussey, University of Southern California

1996–1997 
David L. Landsittel, Arthur Andersen

1995–1996 
Jerry D. Sullivan, Public Oversight Board

1994–1995 
Robert J. Sack, University of Virginia

1993–1994 
Frederick L. Neumann, University of Illinois at Urbana

1992–1993 
William R. Kinney, Jr., University of Texas at Austin

1991–1992 
Jay M. Smith, Jr., Brigham Young University

1990–1991 
John J. Willingham, Peat Marwick Main

1989–1990 
Donald A. Leslie, Clarkson Gordon

1988–1989 
James K. Loebbecke, University of Utah

1987–1988 
William W. Cooper, University of Texas-Austin

1984–1985 
Robert K. Elliott, Peat Marwick Main

1982–1983 
Robert K. Mautz, University of Michigan

1980–1981 
Kenneth Stringer, Deloitte Haskins & Sells

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award

The Auditing Section seeks nominations from the Section's membership for the Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award to be conferred at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in January. The purpose of this award is to encourage innovation and improvement in auditing and assurance education. The award recognizes a significant activity, concept, or materials. The criteria used to judge the submissions include, but are not limited to:

  1. innovation,
  2. educational benefits, and
  3. adaptability by other educational institutions or to other situations.

Selection of the award will be made by the Section’s Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Selection Committee. Nominations may include, for instance, a set of teaching materials, a creative instructional strategy, or an insightful teaching approach. The innovation should have been implemented such that evidence of its success can be evaluated. Award recipients must be willing to share instructional materials with the Section's membership. Individual faculty members or teams of faculty teaching or preparing materials to be used for auditing and/or assurance education are eligible to apply. Individuals may also nominate another faculty member or team of faculty. In the case of team nominations, at least one member of the team must be a member of the Auditing Section. Members of the executive committee are not eligible for the award so should not be included in any team nomination. To view previous awards here.

Nominations should include:

  • A description of the innovation, including sample materials.
  • Any available evidence that the innovation has been shown to have educational benefits.

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017.

 

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award

First awarded 2002-2003

2016-17 (MYM 2017)
Mahendra Gujarathi (Bentley University). Diamond Foods, Inc.: A Comprehensive Case in Financial Auditing. Forthcoming, Issues in Accounting Education.

2015-16 (MYM 2016)
Rebecca Fay (East Carolina University) and Norma Montague (Wake Forest University). 2015. Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises. Issues in Accounting Education 30(1): 13-34
2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Ronald J. Daigle, Timothy J. Louwers, and Jan Taylor Morris, "HealthSouth, Inc.: An Instructional Case Examining Auditings’ Legal Liability," Issues in Accounting Education : November 2013, Vol, 28, No. 4, pp. 887-893.
2013-14 (MYM 2014)
Sam Ranzilla (KPMG), George Herrmann (KPMG), Rob Chevalier (KPMG),Steve Glover (BYU), and Doug Prawitt (BYU) for "Elevating Professional Judgment in Auditing: The KPMG Professional Judgment Framework."
2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
Catherine Armfield Mojumdar, Mark M. Chain, Philip Hueber and Mark E. Peecher, for their innovative development of "Auditor Independence Education Materials."
2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Fred Phillips (University of Saskatchewan) for His Innovative Development of "Wiki Art Gallery, Inc.: A Case for Critical Thinking," Issues in Accounting Education, (August, 2011), pp. 593-608.
2010-2011 (MYM 2011)
Mark J. Kohlbeck (Florida Atlantic University), Jeffrey Cohen (Boston College), and Lori Holder-Webb (Western New England University). 2009. “Auditing Intangible Assets and Evaluating Fair Market Value: The Case of Reacquired Franchise Rights.” Issues in Accounting Education 24 (1): 45-61.
2007-2008 (MYM 2008)
Jeffrey Cohen (Boston College), Arnold Wright (Northeastern University), and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy (Northeastern University). 2005. "Dynamic Data: Corporate Governance and Auditors' Evaluation of Accounting Estimates," Issues in Accounting Education, vol.20, no.1, 119-129.
2006-2007 (MYM 2007)
Eric E. Spires (The Ohio State University) for His Innovative Development of Case Materials for His Financial Fraud Detection Course
2005-2006 (MYM 2006)
Cindy Durtschi (Utah State University) for Her Innovative Development of "The Tallahassee Bean Counters: A Problem-Based Learning Case in Forensic Auditing"
2004-2005 (MYM 2005)
Timothy B. Bell (KPMG, LLP) and Ira Solomon (University of Illinois at Urbana) for the Innovative Development of Cases In Strategic-Systems Auditing
2003-2004 (MYM 2004)
Christine E. Earley (Bently College) for her Innovative Integration of Professional Ethics and Ethical Reasoning Skills into an Assurance Services Course
2002-2003 (MYM 2003)
Ulric J. Gelinas, Jr., Elliott S. Levy and Jay C. Thibodeau (all Bentley College), for the Innovative Case Entitled: "Norwood Office Supplies, Inc." Issues in Accounting Education , November 2001.

 

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award

The Auditing Section seeks nominations for its annual Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award. The author of the dissertation judged to make the most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge among those dissertations nominated for consideration, in addition to the recipient's dissertation chair, will receive the award. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution will be based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Timeliness and importance of the problem(s) addressed.
  • Creativity of the research.
  • Development of an appropriate theoretical framework.
  • Appropriateness of the research method and analysis.
  • Potential for publication in a scholarly journal.
  • Potential for the results to have an impact on the practice of auditing.

Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Section’s Outstanding Dissertation in Auditing Selection Committee. A dissertation may be nominated either by the author or one or more members of the dissertation committee. To be considered complete, nominations must include:

  • A letter from the dissertation chairperson stating that the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 (including the date of the formal completion of the dissertation). Dissertations can be nominated more than once.
  • A nomination letter stating why the dissertation is deserving of special recognition.
  • An electronic copy of a paper from the dissertation that meets the criteria for papers submitted to Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (refer to the latest issue for requirements related to length and other matters, e.g., submission of experimental instruments).
  • An electronic copy of the entire dissertation.

To view previous awards here

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017.

 

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award*

2016-17 (MYM 2017)
Emily Griffith (University of Wisconsin - Madison), “The Role of Valuation Specialists in Auditing Complex Estimates”.
Jacqueline Hammersley, Chair (University of Georgia)
2015-16 (MYM 2016)
Joseph Schroeder (Indiana University), “What is the Role of Auditing in Earnings Announcement Disclosures? The Impact of Audit Completeness and Quality on GAAP Disclosure Details”
Chris Hogan, Chair (Michigan State University)
2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Matthew Ege, University of Florida
Urton Anderson, John Robinson, Co-Chairs
2013-14 (MYM 2014)
Paul Michas,
Jere Francis, Chair
2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
Regan N. Schmidt, Queen's University
Steven E. Salterio, Chair
2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Jeremy B. Griffin, University of Georgia
E. Michael Bamber, Chair
2010-2011 (MYM 2011)
Bradley Pomeroy, University of Alberta
Michael Gibbins, Chair
2009-2010 (MYM 2010)
Michael Yu, University of Missouri
Jere Francis, Chair
2008-2009 (MYM 2009)
Jonathon Stanley, University of Alabama
Todd DeZoort, Chair
2007–2008 (MYM 2008)
Elizabeth Carson, University of New South Wales
Roger Simnett, Chair
2006–2007 (MYM 2007)
Gary Hecht, University of Illinois at Urbana
Mark Peecher, Chair
2005–2006 (MYM 2006)
Tina D. Carpenter, Florida State University
Jane L. Reimers, Chair
2004–2005 (MYM 2005)
Shawn M. Davis, Washington University
Ronald R. King, Chair
2003–2004 (MYM 2004)
Kathryn K. Epps, Georgia State University
William F. Messier, Jr., Chair
2002-2003 (MYM 2003)
KinYew Low
Ira Solomon, Chair University of Illinois at Urbana
2001-2002 (MYM 2002)
Jeffrey Wilks, Cornell University
Dr. Robert Libby, Chair
2000-2001 (MYM 2001)
Kevan Jansen, University of Florida
Bill Messier,Co-Chair
W.Robert Knechel,Co-Chair
1999–2000 (MYM 2000)
Jay Rich, University of Illinois at Urbana
Ira Solomon, Chair
1997–1998
Karla Johnstone, University of Connecticut
Stanley E. Biggs, Chair
1996–1997
Kathryn Kadous, University of Illinois at Urbana
Ira Solomon, Chair
1995–1996
Cynthia Williams Turner, Ohio State University
Eric Spires, Chair
1994–1995
Robert L. Braun, Louisiana State University
Ed Arrington, Chair
1993–1994
Timothy J. Louwers, Florida State University
Stephen W. Wheeler, Chair
1992–1993
Kathleen D. Mills, University of Arizona
William S. Waller, Chair
1991–1992
Charles E. Davis, University of North Carolina
Edward Blocher, Chair
1990–1991
Martha K. Nelson, University of Pittsburgh
Jacob G. Birnberg, Chair
1989–1990
Frank Buckless, Michigan State University
D. Dewey Ward, Chair
1988–1989
Vicky Heiman, University of Michigan
Robert Libby, Chair
1987–1988
Mary T. Washington, University of Southern California
Theodore J. Mock, Chair

 

* The Outstanding Dissertation Chair Award was first presented in 1995-96 in conjunction with the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award.

Outstanding Auditing Educator

The Auditing Sections seeks nominations from the Section’s membership for the Outstanding Auditing Educator award to be conferred at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in January. This award is conferred annually and recognizes outstanding achievements in research or teaching in the field of auditing. The award recognizes exemplary contributions in research and/or teaching over a sustained period of time as evidenced by publications, educational innovations, guidance to graduate and undergraduate students, or excellence in teaching. Prior recipients of this award include Roger Simnett, Robert Knechel, Linda McDaniel, Michael Bamber, Philip Reckers, Jean Bedard, Jere Francis, Arnold Wright, Stanley Biggs, William F. Messier, Jr. and Michael Gibbins. Visit the Auditing Section’s website to view previous awards here.

Selection of the award will be made by the Section’s Outstanding Auditing Educator Selection Committee. Nominations should be accompanied by a narrative summarizing the nominee's background and their achievement in research and/or teaching in the field of auditing. No prescribed content or format is required, though the Selection Committee will benefit from receiving comprehensive summary information upon which to build their understanding of the nominee's achievements.

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017.

 

Outstanding Auditing Educator Award

2016-17 (MYM 2017)
Jeff Cohen, Boston College
2015-16 (MYM 2016)
Roger Simnett, University of New South Wales
2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Robert Knechel, University of Florida
2013-14 (MYM 2014)
Linda McDaniel, University of Kentucky
2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
E. Michael Bamber, University of Georgia
Philip Reckers, Arizona State University
2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Jean C. Bedard, Bentley University
2010-2011 (MYM 2011)
Jere Francis, University of Missouri
2009-2010 (MYM 2010)
Arnold Wright, Northeastern University
2008-2009 (MYM 2009)
Stanley F Biggs, University of Connecticut
William F. Messier, Jr., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2007-2008 (MYM 2008)
Michael Gibbins, University of Alberta
2006-2007 (MYM 2007)
Larry Rittenberg, University of Wisconsin at Madison
2005-2006 (MYM 2006)
Jane Mutchler, Georgia State University
2004-2005 (MYM 2005)
Steve Albrecht, Brigham Young University
2003-2004 (MYM 2004)
Dan Simunic, University of British Columbia
2002-2003 (MYM 2003)
Theodore J. Mock, University of Southern California
2001-2002 (MYM 2002)
Barry Cushing, University of Utah
2000-2001 (MYM 2001)
Ken T. Trotman, University of New South Wales
1999–2000 (MYM 2000)
Nicholas Dopuch, Washington University
1997–1998
Andrew D. Bailey, Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana
1996–1997
Ira Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana
1995–1996
William R. Kinney, Jr., University of Texas at Austin
1994–1995
James K. Loebbecke, University of Utah
1993–1994
Jack L. Krogstad, Creighton University
1991–1992
R. Glen Berryman, University of Minnesota
1990–1991
Frederick L. Neumann, University of Illinois at Urbana
1989–1990
Howard F. Stettler, University of Kansas
1988–1989
William L. Felix, University of Arizona
1987–1988
Alvin A. Arens, Michigan State University

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award


The Auditing Section seeks nominations for the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award. The award recognizes a published work of exceptional merit that makes a significant contribution to auditing or assurance research, education, or practice. To be eligible for submission, a work must have been published during the ten-year period ended December 31, 2016 and at least one of the authors of the published article, chapter, book, or monograph must be a current member of the Auditing Section. Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Auditing Section's Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award Selection Committee. The award will be presented at the 2018 Auditing Section's Midyear Meeting.

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017. All nominations must include curriculum vitae of the nominee and a detailed letter highlighting the individual's accomplishments and contributions.

Self nominations are welcome.

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award

First awarded 1999-2000

2016-17 (MYM 2017)
David Hay (University of Auckland), W. Robert Knechel (University of Florida), and Norman Wong (University of Auckland). Audit Fees: A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes. Contemporary Accounting Research, 23 (1) (Spring): 141-192. .
2015-16 (MYM 2016)
Constantinos Caramanis (Athens University of Economics and Business) and Clive Lennox (University of Southern California). 2008. Audit effort and earnings management. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 45(1): 116-138.
2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Jayanthi Krishnan, "Audit Committee Quality and internal Control: An Empirical Analysis," The Accounting Review 80(2), 2005, pp. 649-675.
2013-14 (MYM 2014)
James N. Myers, Linda A. Myers, and Thomas C. Omer,“Exploring the Term of the Auditor-Client Relationship and the Quality of Earnings: A Case for Mandatory Auditor Rotation,” The Accounting Review 78(3), 2003, pp. 779-799.
2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
Hollis A. Skaife, Ryan LaFond and Brian W. Mayhew, "Do Nonaudit Services Compromise Auditor Independence? Further Evidence," The Accounting Review (July 2003), Vol, 78, No. 3, pp. 611-639.
2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Jeffrey Cohen (Boston College), Arnold Wright (Northeastern University), and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy (Northeastern University), "Corporate Governance and the Audit Process," Contemporary Accounting Research (Winter 2002), Vol. 19, No. 4: 573-594.
2010-2010 (MYM 2011)
Krishnagopal Menon (Boston University) and David D. Williams (The Ohio State University), "Former Audit Partners and Abnormal Accruals," The Accounting Review (October 2004), Vol. 79, No. 4: 1095-1118.
2009-2010 (MYM 2010)
J. Kenneth Reynolds (Indiana University) and Jere R. Francis (The University of Missouri), “Does Size Matter? The Influence of Large Clients on Office-Level Auditor Reporting Decisions,” Journal of Accounting & Economics (December 2000), Vol. 30, No. 3, pp.375-400.
2008-2009 (MYM 2009)
Mike Gibbins (University of Alberta), Steve Salterio (Queen’s University) & Alan Webb (University of Waterloo), “Evidence about Auditor-Client Management Negotiation Concerning Client's Financial Reporting,” Journal of Accounting Research (December 2001), Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 535 – 563.
2007-2008 (MYM 2008)
Jay S. Rich (University of Illinois at Urbana), Ira Solomon (University of Illinois at Urbana), and Ken T. Trotman (University of New South Wales). 1997. "The Audit Review Process: A Characterization from the Persuasion Perspective," Accounting, Organizations, and Society, vol. 22, no. 5, 481-506.
2006-2007 (MYM 2007)
Jere Francis (University of Missouri at Columbia), Ed Maydew (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Charlie Sparks (University of Alaska at Fairbanks), "The Role of Big 6 Auditors in the Credible Reporting of Accruals", Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Fall, 1999 p. 17-34.
2005-2006 (MYM 2006)
Connie Becker (University of Washington), Mark DeFond (University of Southern California), Jim Jiambalvo (University of Washington), and K. R. Subramanyam (University of Southern California), "The Effects of Audit Quality on Earnings Management", Contemporary Accounting Research, 15(1): 1-24.
2004-2005 (MYM 2005)
Kathryn Kadous (Emory University), "The Effects of Audit Quality and Consequence Severity on Juror Evaluations of Auditor Responsibility for Plaintiff Losses", The Accounting Review, 75(3): 327-341.
2003-2004 (MYM 2004)
Michael Gibbins (University of Alberta) and James D. Newton, "An Exploration Of Complex Accountability In Public Accounting", The Journal of Accounting Research. Autumn 1994: 165-186.
2002-2003 (MYM 2003)
Tim Bell (KPMG) and Arnie Wright (Boston College), Editors, 1996. "Auditing Practice, Research, and Education: A Productive Collaboration."
2001-2002 (MYM 2002)
Beasley, Mark S. (North Carolina State University). 1996. "An empirical analysis of the relation between the board of director composition and financial statement fraud," vol. 71, no. 4, (October) 443-465.
2000-2001 (MYM 2001)
Koonce, Lisa (University of Texas at Austin) and D. Eric Hirst (University of Texas at Austin). 1996. “Audit analytical procedures: A field investigation,” Contemporary Accounting Research, vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall) 457-487.
1999-2000 (MYM 2000)
Blackwell, David W. (Coopers & Lybrand), Thomas R. Noland (University of Houston), and Drew B. Winters (University of Central Florida). 1998. “The value of auditor assurance: Evidence from loan pricing, Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 36, no. 1 (Spring) 57-70.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award

The Auditing Section requests nominations for the third annual Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) Best Paper Award.  The Section established this award in 2012 to annually recognize a paper published in AJPT that has had a significant influence on, or the potential to significantly influence, auditing research or practice. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution to auditing research is based upon the following criteria: (1) a demonstrable or anticipated impact on audit research or practice, (2) the importance of the problem(s) addressed, (3) the creativity of the research, and (4) the appropriateness of the theoretical development, research method, and analysis. Nominations for the award will be accepted from members of the Auditing Section and self-nominations are allowed.

The paper selected for the award will be chosen by the AJPT Best Paper Award Selection Committee. The committee includes the Senior Editor of AJPT at the time the award will be conferred, the most recent past Senior Editor, and three other members chosen by the Auditing Section Vice President, Academic. The author(s) of the selected paper will be recognized with a plaque presented at the Section’s Midyear Meeting in January 2017.  For the 2017 award, papers appearing in print in AJPT in in 2013, 2014, and 2015 are eligible for nomination.  Papers authored or coauthored by current members of the Section’s Executive Committee or the Award’s Selection Committee are ineligible for nomination. 

Nominations should include a brief statement (2-3 paragraphs) indicating the perceived or potential contribution of the paper. To view previous awards here.

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email (rhatfiel@cba.ua.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017.

 

A Journal of Practice & Theory Best Paper Award

2017
Henri Guénin-Paracini, Bertrand Malsch, and Marie-Soleil Tremblay. 2015. On the Operational Reality of Auditors’ Independence: Lessons from the Field. AJPT (Vol.34 (2): 201-236.
2016
Knechel, W.R., G.V. Krishnan, M. Pevzner, L. Shefchik Bhaskar, and U. Velury. 2013. Audit Quality: Insights from the Academic Literature. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory  32  (Supplement 1): 385-421.
2015
Brian Batten, Lisa Milici Gaynor, Linda McDaniel, Norma R. Montague, and Gregory E. Sierra, "The Audit of Fair Values and Other Estimates: The Effects of Underlying Environmental, Task, and Auditor-Specific Factors," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 2013, Vol. 32, No. Supplement 1, pp. 7-44.
2014
David Piercey (University of Massachusetts Amherst) for his paper, “Documentation Requirements and Qualified versus Qualitative Audit Risk Assessments,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (November, 2011), pp. 223-248.

2013
Mark Nelson (Cornell University) for his paper, “A Model and Literature Review of Professional Skepticism in Auditing,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (November, 2009), pp. 1-34.

Best Audit Section Midyear Awards

 

Best Midyear Meeting Paper Award

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. Specific criteria are left to the discretion of the Audit Midyear Planning Committee. Factors to be considered by the Audit Midyear Planning Committee might include reviewer comments and reviewer nominations. The paper selected must be selected for presentation at a concurrent session. Members of the Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee are ineligible for the award. All papers submitted to the Midyear Meeting will be considered as nominations.

2017
Monika Causholli (University of Kentucky), Nicole Thorne Jenkins (University of Kentucky), Theresa Floyd (University of Montana) and Scott Soltis (University of Kentucky). "The Ties that Bind: Knowledge-Sharing Networks and Auditor Performance"
2016
Daniel Aobdia (Northwestern University), Anup Srivastava (Dartmouth College), and Erqiu Wang (Northwestern University). 2015. The Economic Impact of the Employment of Foreign-Born Graduates in the Auditing Industry. Working Paper, Northwestern University

 

Best Midyear Meeting Doctoral Student Paper Award

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. The paper can be single-authored, or co- authored. If the paper is co-authored, the PhD student must be the presenting author. The PhD student- author must be a PhD student as of the deadline for submitting the paper to the Midyear Meeting. The PhD student may be employed at an institution other than the PhD granting institution. The paper may be related to the dissertation, but does not have to be related to the dissertation. Submissions for this award do not affect the eligibility of the student to also apply for the Outstanding Dissertation Award or to receive the Award for Best Paper submitted to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. When submitting a paper to the Midyear Meeting, the PhD student should indicate in the transmittal email that the paper is being submitted for consideration for the Best PhD Student Paper Award.

2017
Jacqueline Hammersley and Michael Ricci (University of Georgia). "Using Audit Programs to Improve Audits of Complex Estimates"
2016
Yangyang Fan (University of Pittsburgh)
Cao, S., Y. Fan, G. Narayanamoorthy, and S. Rowe. Auditor Litigation: Consequences for Other Auditors. Working Paper, University of Pittsburgh.

AJPT Award for Outstanding Reviewer Performance

To recognize outstanding service provided by members of the Audit Section to the Journal, typically in the role of manuscript referee. Factors considered in recognizing outstanding service include, but are not limited to, the quality of the review reports submitted, their timeliness in completing assigned reviews, the volume of reviews conducted, and their willingness to accept review requests. The Senior Editor in consultation with the current Editors will nominate potential recipients.

2017
Lisa Gaynor (University of South Florida)
Robyn Moroney (Monash University)
Kim Westermann (California Polytechnic University)
2016
Liesbeth Bruynseels (KU Leuven)
Kathleen Bentley Goode (University of New South Wales)
Scott Bronson (University of Kansas)

Journal

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is available electronically to members of the Auditing Section. If you are a AAA member and would like to join the Auditing Section, please contact AAA Headquarters.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index, which is included in the Web of Science.

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Midyear Meeting

January 11-13, 2018 – Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon
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#AuditProud [Save the date: September 28]

As a part of its Discover Audit initiative, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is coordinating the third annual
#AuditorProud social media day on Thursday, September 28, 2017. On #AuditorProud Day, we celebrate the
audit profession, and help raise awareness about the many opportunities and benefits a career in audit can offer.
The social media event brings together individuals who are helping to educate and train the next generation of
audit professionals, students interested and considering a career in the profession, current and former auditors,
and those who work with auditors. On September 28th, we want to celebrate the audit profession and encourage
students and others to learn more about the world of opportunity a career in audit can offer.

See the toolkit that contains all the information you need so that your university/college can join the conversation on
#AuditorProud Day.

Research

» Audit Section AJPT/PCAOB Initiative: The goal of this initiative is to encourage theoretically-based, yet practice-relevant, research scholarship in the many aspects of external and internal auditing utilizing the PCAOB’s standards-setting agenda and Standing Advisory Group meetings, and the topics covered therein as substantive motivation for creative and innovative research that seeks to make a practical difference to the regulation and practice of auditing. See the linked document for specific instructions for submitting articles to AJPT under this initiative.

» Audit Section Research (ASR) Database: A Database of Auditing Research - Building Bridges with Practice


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Current Issues in Auditing

Current Issues in Auditing is published by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. To promote timely, widespread dissemination of ideas to the academic and practice communities, the journal is published online and is free to all interested parties.

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