David  Williams

David Williams

Associate Professor

Accounting & Management Information Systems


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.


  • 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)



  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MBA, Arizona State University
  • AB, Arizona State University



  • ACCTMIS 4500 - Auditing Principles and Procedures

    Basic concepts and standards of auditing; audit procedures and working papers, internal and external audit reports; professional responsibilities of auditors. Prereq: 3201 (523) and BusMHR 2292 (BusAdm 499.01), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 627.