Patrick  Turner

Patrick Turner

Senior Lecturer

Accounting & Management Information Systems


Prior to joining the Fisher College of Business in 2002, Mr. Turner spent 26 years in public accounting and was an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. As an audit partner he provided financial statement audit, consultation and other attestation and assurance services to numerous public and closely-held companies. While at Andersen, he taught several internal and external training seminars and gave numerous accounting and financial reporting presentations to client audit committees, boards of directors and management.

In addition to his engagement responsibilities, Turner also served as the partner-in-charge of the audit practice in the Columbus, Ohio office. He is a certified public accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Turner teaches auditing, U.S. and international accounting and financial reporting courses in both the undergraduate and Masters of Accounting programs. He also has taught seminars on corporate governance, internal controls and Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations through Fisher College’s Executive Education program. In addition, he teaches training for new audit staff professionals for one of the Big 4 accounting firms. Mr. Turner received the EY Excellence in Teaching Award in the Master of Accounting program in 2005 and 2009.

Areas of Expertise


  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting


  • BS, The Ohio State University


  • ACCTMIS 6201 - Professional Research in Accounting

    Research and communication skills in a professional accounting context; learn to use various accounting information resources; enhance communication and teamwork skills through collaborative exercises. Prereq: Enrollment in Master of Accounting Program. Not open to students with credit for 804.

  • ACCTMIS 7240 - International Financial Reporting Standards

    Students will learn the guiding principles behind international reporting standards. They will also learn areas of commonalities and substantial divergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Prereq: 6200 or 7200. Not open to students with credit for 849.

  • ACCTMIS 7520 - Fraud Examination: Misappropriation of Assets

    Students will learn the major methods used by employees to commit fraud, factors that motivate individuals to commit fraud, misappropriation of assets, study of assets, and fraudulent disbursements, with emphasis on mechanisms to prevent and detect such frauds. Prereq: MBA 6211 (800), or enrollment in MAcc program. Not open to students with credit for 861.