We host speakers including SEC commissioners, PCAOB board members, institutional investors, public company board members and executives, and leaders from public accounting firms.
A study, by Lauren M. Cunningham of the University of Tennessee Knoxville, found that audit firms are rarely rejected when auditor ratification ballets are included in proxy materials sent annually to shareholders.
“In our research, we’ve found that companies are able to get new or temporary workers up to speed much faster by using these devices,” said Randy Bradley, assistant professor of information systems and supply chain management at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.
Lauren Cunningham, assistant professor of Accounting and Information Management, is researching the effect on audit quality of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s decision to begin requiring audit partners be named publically.
The Department of Accounting and Information Management faculty produces top-tier research in the areas of audit, corporate governance, financial reporting, information management and taxation.
Terry Neal has been a member of the faculty for the past 15 years and is an alumnus of UT's Ph.D. program.