Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP has named University of Kentucky professor Jeff Payne, KPMG Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy in UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, as the 2019 KPMG James Marwick Professor-In-Residence.


Jenny Wang, ACC PhD student presented the paper, “Complex Estimates and Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence at the 4th Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Centre for Accounting Ethics and CPA Canada, held in Toronto on April 25, 2019. The paper is authored by Dr. Ben Commerford and Dr. Sean Dennis, (UK Gatton College) and Dr. Jennifer Joe, University of Delaware along with Ms. Wang


Alicia Irwin and Dan Stone’s presentation, “How to Win Firms and Influence Students - Teaching Accounting Data Visualization” was accepted for presentation at the American Accounting Association's Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).


Dan Stone’s paper with Candace Witherspoon (UK PhD, Accountancy, 2012) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Emerging Technologies, “Tax Preparer Certification, and Organization Form among Uncertified Preparers, Influence Client Satisfaction and Experience, Candace L. Witherspoon and Dan Stone, https://doi.org/10.2308/jeta-52309


On Friday, February 8, Brian Bratten presented his paper (co-authored with Stephannie Larocque and Teri Yohn), "On the Informativeness of Unexpected Exclusions from Street Earnings" at the University of South Florida.


On January 18, Accounting department faculty Brian Bratten, Monika Causholli, and graduate student Valbona Sulcaj earned a Best Paper Award at the 2019 American Audit Association Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in Nashville for their paper, “Overseeing the External Audit function: Evidence from Recent Audit Committee Activities”. Professor Causholli presented the paper at a plenary session at the conference.


Gatton Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Senior Lecturer Jennifer Siebenthaler has been recognized for her outstanding leadership in the Beta Alpha Psi organization.


On August 9th, VASOA PhD student, Valbona Sulcaj, presented the paper "Overseeing the External Audit Function: Evidence from Recent Audit Committee Voluntary Disclosures" (with Brian Bratten and Monika Causholli) at the Temple Accounting 100th Anniversary Conference in Philadelphia, PA.


Meng Huang presented the paper “Restatement, Disaggregation Quality and Market Reaction”, coauthored with Nicole Jenkins, Le Luo and Hong Xie, at the Temple Accounting 100th Anniversary Conference at Philadelphia, PA on August 10, 2018. This paper shows that restatement firms present their financial report with fewer details than their peer firms in the misstatement years, and increasing the disaggregation level in the financial report is a potential remedial tool that restatement firms can use after they announce the restatements.


On August 7th, VASOA PhD student, Valbona Sulcaj, presented the paper "Overseeing the External Audit Function: Evidence from Recent Audit Committee Voluntary Disclosures" (with Brian Bratten and Monika Causholli) at the AAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington DC.