William F. Messier, Jr. is a Professor II 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 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. He was formerly a CPA in Massachusetts and Florida.
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 has served as an expert witness in audit-related cases.