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.
“When we look at the emergence of technology in the supply chain, we have more data coming at us than we know what to do with—and it’s coming at us from a multitude of different angles. Organizations need to have a cohesive process for how they’re going to manage that flow of data.”
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.
John Bell and James Chyz were recently appointed to two named professorships in the Haslam College of Business