Monika Causholli presented her paper titled "Ties that bind: Knowledge sharing networks and auditor performance" co-authored with Theresa Floyd, Nicole Jenkins and Scott Soltis at the International Conference on Assurance and Corporate Governance at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. She also presented this paper at the American Accounting Association Audit Mid-year meeting in Orlando, Florida.

 Ben Commerford’s paper, “Can Auditor Scrutiny Deter R&D Underinvestment? The Importance of Communication with the Board and Consistency with Peer Behavior” (with Jessica Osgood and Elaine Wang) was presented at the American Accounting Association Auditing Midyear meeting on January 13th, in Orlando, FL

Two accounting professors presented their research at the International Conference on Assurance and Governance at the University of Florida on January 11.


Monika Causholli presented her paper (co-authored with Nicole Jenkins, Scott Soltis, and Theresa Floyd) titled, “The Ties that Bind: Knowledge-Sharing Networks and Auditor Performance,” and


Brian Bratten presented his paper (co-authored with Monika Causholli and Tom Omer) titled, “Audit firm tenure, bank complexity, and financial reporting quality.”


  Accounting Professor Jeff Payne, Russell Williamson (doctoral student), and Chong Wang (doctoral student) will be presenting  ”Audit pricing and audit quality: The influence of Livability” at the American Accounting Association Mid-Year Auditing Meeting in January 2017.

The Kentucky Society of CPAs (KyCPA) recently recognized outstanding accounting educators at its awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, including the University of Kentucky’s Jane Wells. Wells received an Educator Who Made a Difference award from the organization.

Wells was nominated by Vickie Richardson of Vickie C. Richardson CPA PSC, in Mt. Sterling. In her nomination, Richardson said she was inspired by Wells' real-world accounting experience, and touched by her thoughtful encouragement.

Dan Stone's paper (with Cam Cockrell (PhD, VASOA, 2008) and Ben Wier), titled, "Accounting for Professional Accountants’ Dysfunctional Knowledge Sharing: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective," was accepted for publication in the American Accounting Association's Journal of Information Systems.

Ben Commerford's paper "Auditor Information Foraging Behavior" (with Rick Hatfield, Rich Houston, and Curtis Mullis) has been accepted for publication in the The Accounting Review.

The Von Allmen School of Accountancy was recognized among only four accounting programs in the U.S. to achieve 100% pass rates on both parts of the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) exam, a global designation that tests management accounting knowledge and skills. Strategic Finance magazine recognized UK as one of the schools that "best prepare their students for the exam." UK was also top 4 in the SEC for the number of candidates taking the exam.

Brian Bratten’s paper “Institutional Ownership and CEO Equity Incentives” (with Yanfeng Xue) was accepted for publication at Journal of Management Accounting Research.

Assistant Professor Ben Commerford presented a paper at the International Symposium on Audit Research in Singapore. The paper is titled, The Effect of Real Earnings Management on Auditor Scrutiny of Management’s Other Financial Reporting Decisions and it is coauthored with Rick Hatfield and Rich Houston, both at the University of Alabama.