Professor Williams received his bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Arizona State University. His research interests are in the market for audit services dealing with auditor choice, audit pricing, corporate governance, and auditor independence.
He has published several academic articles including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and the Journal of Accounting & Public Policy. He has teaching interests in financial accounting and auditing with a primary focus toward undergraduate and MBA students. He's a CPA and was a senior accountant on the audit staff of Ernst & Young.
Areas of Expertise
- The Audit Services Market
- Auditing Firms
- PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- MBA, Arizona State University
- AB, Arizona State University
- Ernst & Young Outstanding MAcc Teaching Award (2007) (2011)
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers Research Fellowship (2007)
- Pacesetters Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004)
- Outstanding Core MBA Teacher (2003)
- Outstanding Undergraduate Honors Instructor (2003)
- Outstanding MBA Teacher (2002)
AMIS 6200 - Financial Reporting
Examination of major aspects of corporate financial reporting by management under GAAP, including coverage of disclosures required for trade securities, tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, auditing, and financial anaylsis.
AMIS 7200 - Corporate Financial Reporting I
Examination of major aspects of corporate financial reporting.
AMIS 7201 - Corporate Financial Reporting II
Further examination of major aspects of corporate financial reporting.
AMIS 7230 - Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions (and other Complex Transactions)
Designed for students whose careers will require an expert understanding of advanced acounting and reporting concepts regarding complex financial transactions.