Faculty Profile

Jeff Payne PhD

KPMG Professor

Professor Payne is the KPMG Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. Professor Payne joined the University of Kentucky in 2004. Previous he worked at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Mississippi after receiving a PhD in Accounting from the University of Florida. He also holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Tulsa and a MBA from the University of Arkansas. Professor Payne is a CPA. Prior to his doctoral studies, he had extensive work experience in public accounting and industry.
Professor Payne has published research in a variety of accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and many others. His research focuses on financial accounting and auditing topics, including earnings management, forecasting by analysts, and the auditing market. He currently teaches three graduate courses in accounting, Fraud examination, IT Auditing, and Advanced Auditing.

Contact Information

Department: Accountancy
Phone: (859) 257-1435
Email: Jeff.Payne@uky.edu
Office: 423K
Personal Website


PhD, University of Florida, 1995
MBA, University of Arkansas, 1981
BS, University of Tulsa, 1980

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