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.
“Suppliers operate in a world of slim profit margins and tight deadlines, and late shipments for failing to follow the packaging requirements of a retailer – such as a misplaced barcode – can result in costly penalties,”
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.