January 17, 2017

 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

January 17, 2017

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.”


December 08, 2016

  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.

December 02, 2016

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.

October 24, 2016

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.

October 05, 2016

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.

September 27, 2016

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.

September 22, 2016

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

July 25, 2016

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.

July 12, 2016

Katie Escudero (MSACC Class of 2015)  received the ‘Award of Excellence’ for her performance on the FAR section during the fourth quarter 2015 testing window.  Katie is currently working at Dean Dorton, Lexington.

Julia Ellis (MSACC Class of 2016) received the ‘Award of Excellence’ for her performance on the BEC section during the first quarter of 2016 testing window.  Julia will be joining Harrod & Assoc., CPAs, Frankfort.