William Messier

Professor II William Messier

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Accounting, Auditing and Law
Accounting and Auditing

Bill Messier holds the Kenneth and Tracy Knauss Endowed Chair in Accounting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has been an Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics since 1992. He received his Doctor of Business Administration from Indiana University in 1979. In 2011, Professor Messier was awarded an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) from the Norwegian School of Economics. Professor Messier has held faculty positions at the University of Florida and Georgia State University, and was a visiting professor at SDA Bocconi, and the Universities of Michigan and Luxembourg. Professor Messier received the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (2015), AICPA’s Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award (2012), AAA Auditing Section’s Outstanding Educator Award (2009) and Distinguished Service in Auditing Award (2008). He served as the Academic Member to the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board and he is a Past-Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and formerly President of the Auditing Section. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles in auditing, accounting, decision and computer science journals.

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Petherbridge, Julie, Messier, William The impact of PCAOB regulatory actions and engagement risk on auditors' internal audit reliance decisions Journal of Accounting and Public Policy Volume 35 (1), page 3 - 18, 2016
Messier, William, Robertson, Jesse C., Simon, Chad A. The effects of client management concessions and ingratiation attempts on auditors' trust and proposed adjustments Advances in Accounting Volume 31 (1), page 80 - 90, 2015
Eilifsen, Aasmund, Messier, William Materiality Guidance of the Major Public Accounting Firms Auditing Volume 34 (2), page 3 - 26, 2015
Eilifsen, Aasmund, Messier, William, Glover, Steven M., Prawitt, Douglas F. Auditing & Assurance Services McGraw-Hill, 2014
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