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2021 Auditing Section Virtual Midyear Meeting

Speakers

Chris Dinkel, PwC
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Chris Dinkel is a partner in PwC’s National Office in Florham Park, New Jersey, working in the Auditing Services, Methods & Tools group. In this role, his primary responsibilities include supporting PwC’s PCAOB inspection process, authoring technical guidance related to the application of PCAOB and AICPA auditing standards, and consulting with engagement teams on a variety of technical auditing topics. Chris has been with PwC for 27 years, seven of which has been spent internationally, principally serving large, multinational public companies in the technology sector. In addition to Florham Park, New Jersey, he has worked in Austin, TX; San Jose, CA; Singapore; and Malaysia.

Chris joined PwC in 1993 after graduating from Southwestern University with a degree in accounting. He is a member of the AICPA, is a CPA in Texas and New Jersey. Chris is the chair of the CAQ’s Research Advisory Board and is the incoming Vice President – Practice of the AAA Auditing Section.


Matt Doyle, KPMG LLP
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Matt Doyle is the Chief Auditor in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York. As Chief Auditor, Matt leads a group of professionals whose priorities are to interpret and apply audit and attestation professional standards, consult with engagement teams on auditing issues, monitor emerging issues at the PCAOB, ASB and other standard setters, and to communicate that information to KPMG’s engagement teams and other constituents to enhance audit quality.

Prior to his role as the Chief Auditor, Matt was the Professional Practice Partner for the Pennsylvania Business Unit, which comprises KPMG’s Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia offices, from 2015 to 2017. As a professional practice partner, Matt was responsible for professional practice and risk management matters, including technical accounting and auditing consultation, promoting and overseeing firm-wide audit quality initiatives, client acceptance and continuance, and local office training.

Matt has had extensive experience serving global companies in a variety of commercial industries.  These experiences include coordinating global audits and directing the service delivery of multiple KPMG practices around the world.  He is an SEC Reviewing Partner, which designates him as one of the technical partners at KPMG who perform concurring financial statement reviews for public companies.

Matt is a licensed CPA in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He is a member of the AICPA and Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s and holds a BS from St. Joseph’s University.


Adam Hallemeyer, RSM US LLP
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Adam Hallemeyer is a partner in the assurance practice and the firm’s audit policy leader. He leads the Assurance Standards and Methodology Group of RSM’s National Professional Standards Group and has responsibility for the assurance methodology, policies, procedures, guidance and training.  He also oversees RSM’s technical framework regarding tools, templates, training, and manuals for audit and other assurance services.

Prior to joining the firm’s National Professional Standards Group, Adam worked on international public company financial statement audits and reviews, where he was responsible for the supervision and training of engagement personnel as well as planning, reviewing and testing the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. He also has experience assisting registrants with periodic reporting and transactions such as public offerings.

Adam is also a member of the CAQ’s Research Advisory Board.


Lauren Cunningham, University of Tennessee
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Lauren (Dreher) Cunningham joined UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management after receiving her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas. Lauren serves as the Director of Research for the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center and the coordinator of the Neel CGC Distinguished Speaker Series, which hosts corporate executives, board members, regulators, and other industry leaders. She also serves on the editorial and review boards for Contemporary Accounting ResearchAuditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Accounting Horizons. Her research interests include audit, corporate governance, and the SEC filing review process (comment letters). Lauren’s research has been published in The Accounting ReviewContemporary Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting Studies, and Accounting Horizons and presented at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis as well as conferences internationally. 

Lauren serves as the audit curriculum coordinator and has taught auditing to both undergraduate and graduate students. She has also taught a PhD seminar on current topics in auditing and corporate governance. Her teaching cases are published in Issues in Accounting Education and Current Issues in Auditing. Her data visualization audit case is the recipient of the Best Paper Award in Issues in Accounting Education and the AAA Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Lauren worked as an audit manager with Grant Thornton, LLP in Dallas, specializing in the real estate and technology industries. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas.


Jamie Diaz, College of William & Mary
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Jamie Diaz joined the Raymond A. Mason School of Business in 2011. Prior to joining, she worked as an auditor at Deloitte. In her research, Professor Diaz explores the role that auditors play in the financial reporting process, specifically related to attributes of earnings quality and information content. Professor Diaz earned her Ph.D. from New York University in 2011.


Joleen Kremin, Portland State University
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Dr. Kremin joined the accounting faculty at Portland State University in 2014. Before completing her Ph.D., Joleen worked as an auditor in public accounting (focused on SEC manufacturing clients and is CPA licensed in Utah) and she gladly shares her enthusiasm for audit with her undergraduate students. Joleen is passionate about her research which focuses mainly on informing public accounting firms and internal audit functions about the factors that influence their ability to attract and retain the highest quality talent. Her personal mission is to improve the lives of accounting students and auditors and contribute to a happier, and healthier audit profession and wider society. Joleen serves on the editorial board for Issues in Accounting Education. Her work has been included in Behavioral Research in AccountingIssues in Accounting Education, and Accounting Horizons among others. 


Amanda Warren, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Excellence in Auditing Education Workshop: "Risk Assessment and Materiality: Bringing Current Practices into the Classroom"
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm

Amanda Warren joined UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management in 2016 after working as an audit manager in the Atlanta office of PwC, specializing in the asset management and real estate industries and the audit of public companies using PCAOB auditing standards. Amanda’s teaching experience includes courses in introductory and intermediate financial accounting, business processes and controls, as well as introduction to auditing. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia. Her teaching case on the use of public disclosures in planning an audit is published in Current Issues in Auditing.

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