Assistant Professor | Accounting and Information Systems
Cynthia and Jay Ihlenfeld Professor for Inspired Learning in Business
4281 Grainger Hall
(608) 263-7979

Biography

Emily Griffith received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in May of 2014. She is a CPA with three years of public accounting experience and a member of the first-ever class in the AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program. Griffith’s research interests include auditor judgments about non-verifiable information. Her most recent work has involved examining factors that help auditors compile information from multiple sources to find problems within estimates. She has appeared as a presenter at both the AAA Auditing Section and the ABO Section mid-year meetings and has published research in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

Research

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Griffith, E. (2019). Auditors, Specialists, and Professional Jurisdiction in Audits of Fair Values Contemporary Accounting Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Griffith, E. & Nolder, C. & Petty., R. (2018). The Elaboration Likelihood Model: A Meta-theory for Synthesizing Auditor Judgment and Decision Making Research Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Griffith, E. (2018). When Do Auditors Use Specialists’ Work to Improve Problem Representations of and Judgments about Complex Estimates? The Accounting Review

Griffith, E. & Kadous, K. & Young, D. (2016). How Insights from the “New” JDM Research Can Improve Auditor Judgment: Fundamental Research Questions and Methodological Advice Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Griffith, E. & Hammersley, J. & Kadous, K. (2015). Audits of Complex Estimates as Verification of Management Numbers: How Institutional Pressure Shape Practice Contemporary Accounting Research

Griffith, E. & Hammersley, J. & Kadous, K. & Young, D. (2015). Auditor Mindsets and Audits of Complex Estimates Journal of Accounting Research

Working Papers

Griffith, E. & Bauer, T. & Estep, C. (2019). The Effects of Psychological Ownership on Team Member Judgments and Communication

Griffith, E. & Kadous, K. & Proell, C. (2019). Friends in Low Places: How Peer Advice and Leadership Feedback Quality Affect Staff Auditors' Willingness to Speak Up

Griffith, E. & Hammersley, J. (2019). How Do Auditors Use Valuation Specialists in Audits of Fair Values?

Griffith, E. & Kadous, K. & Young, D. (2019). The Need for Cognition and Goal Priming in Complex Audit Judgments

Presentations

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting (2018) Ego depletion and using specialists' work to audit complex estimates

AAA ABO Research Conference (2016) The effect of psychological ownership on specialists' judgments and communication

Invited Presentation, Northeastern Behavioral Audit Research Series (Bentley University) (2016) When do auditors use specialists’ work to develop richer problem representations of complex estimates?

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting (2016) When do auditors use specialists’ work to develop richer problem representations of complex estimates?

Invited Presentation, Queen's University (2015) How do auditors use valuation specialists when auditing fair values?

AAA ABO Research Conference (2015) When Do Auditors Use Specialists' Work to Develop Richer Problem Representations of Complex Estimates?

AAA Annual Meeting (2015) How do Auditors Use Valuation Specialists when Auditing Fair Values?

UW-Madison Doctoral Alumni Conference (2015) How do Auditors Use Valuation Specialists when Auditing Fair Values?

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting (2014) How do Auditors Use Valuaton Specialists When Auditing Fair Values?

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting (2012) Auditing Complex Estimates: Understanding the Process Used and Problems Encountered

AAA ABO Research Conference (2011) Auditing Complex Estimates: Understanding the Process Used and Problems Encountered

Service

Professional Organizations

American Accounting Association

American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Review of Accounting Studies - Since January 2018
Ad Hoc Reviewer

The International Journal of Accounting - Since January 2017
Editorial Board Member

Behavioral Research in Accounting - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Critical Perspectives on Accounting - January 2016 - December 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Accounting Research - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Contemporary Accounting Research - Since January 2016
Editorial Board Member

Journal of Business Ethics - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Accounting, Organizations & Society - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory - Since January 2015
Editorial Board Member

The Accounting Review - Since January 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Accounting Horizons - Since January 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer