William Messier

William F. Messier, Jr. is Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants (DnR) Professor in Auditing at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Professor Messier holds a B.B.A. from Siena College, an M.S. from Clarkson University, and an M.B.A. and D.B.A. from Indiana University. He is a CPA in Florida and has held faculty positions at the University of Florida (Price Waterhouse Professor), Georgia State University (Deloitte & Touche Professor), and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Kenneth and Tracy Knauss Endowed Chair in Accounting). Professor Messier was a visiting faculty member at SDA Bocconi in Milan and the Universities of Michigan and Luxembourg.

Professor Messier is the recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (2015), AICPA’s Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award (2012), AAA Auditing Section’s Outstanding Auditing Educator Award (2009), the Distinguished Service in Auditing Award (2008), and the Department of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University - Academic Excellence Award (2018). In 2011, Professor Messier was awarded an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Professor Messier served as the Academic Member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board and as Chair of the AICPA’s International Auditing Standards Subcommittee. He was formerly the Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association.

He is the lead author on Auditing and Assurance Services: An Integrated Approach and he has authored or coauthored numerous articles in accounting, decision science, and computer science journals. Professor Messier’s consulting activities include audit litigation support.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Messier, William; Schmidt, Martin Offsetting misstatements: The effect of misstatement distribution, quantitative materiality, and client pressure on auditors' judgments Accounting Review Volume 93 (4); page 335 - 357; 2018
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; page 1 - 16; 2016
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 An updated analysis of enforcement actions against engagement quality reviewers. Current Issues in Auditing Volume 9 (2); page A1 - A12; 2015
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