Accounting

An Investigation of Auditors' Judgments

When companies release earnings before audit completion, do auditors adopt directional goals to avoid adjustments?

Research by Lori Shefchik Bhaskar, Joe Schroeder, and Patrick E. Hopkins

Faculty Spotlights

Leslie Hodder, a professor of accounting at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has been appointed by International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation to its advisory board.

Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service threaten the agency's effectiveness and have led to billions of dollars in lost tax revenue.

Research News

Do Audit Personnel Salaries Impact Audit Quality?

Examining the Impact on Client Restatements and Fees

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When Does the Buck Not Stop

Explaining CEO Retention in Misreporting Firms

Journal of Financial Economics, May 2017

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Supercharged IPOs

Understanding Pricing and Performance

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Events

2019–20 Accounting Workshop/Brown Bag Seminars

Scholars from Kelley and other universities present and discuss research.

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Accounting Alumni and Friends Recognition Dinner

Make plans to join us in fall 2020 to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni and friends.

Explore the relationship between business decisions and the bottom line.

When you understand accounting, you understand how business works. Kelley’s accounting curriculum explores the relationship between business decisions and the bottom line. After completing our challenging courses, working on team projects, bolstering their communication skills, and completing an internship or field experience, our students are prepared for a variety of careers.

Accounting professionals are constantly adapting to new laws and using ever-improving technology to interpret numbers, tackle complex problems, and predict what the future holds. One thing doesn’t change: accounting knowledge is always in demand. Accounting was recently named one of the 10 “most profitable” college majors for its numerous job opportunities and high starting salaries.

We invite you to learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. Explore our site, and feel free to contact us or our faculty with any questions.

2019 Honorees, Accounting Alumni and Friends Recognition Dinner

Lifetime Achievements

  • Ted Dickman, BKD

Outstanding Friend of Kelley

  • Linda Watson, EY, retired

Professional Excellence

  • Sarah Cole, Crowe
  • Jean Cunningham, Lean Enterprises
  • Robert Michael, Abbvie

Community Service Excellence

  • Mike Becher, Deloitte, retired
  • Nick Hall, EY

Three Under Forty

  • Angela Konkle, PwC
  • Chad Kellar, Crowe
  • Gary Manowitz, Blue Torch Capital

Academic Excellence

  • Frank Hodge, Accounting Professor and Dean of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington

Department of Accounting Newsletter

Our faculty members are top-rate researchers, instructors, and mentors who have the knowledge and passion to ensure that students master the skills necessary for today’s vibrant accounting environment.

James M. Wahlen, Chair and Professor of Accounting, James R. Hodge Chair of Excellence

Sustain faculty excellence.