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James Whitworth

James Whitworth

Assistant Professor
whitworth@usf.edu
Room: BSN 3320
Phone: (813) 974-6513
Vita

James Whitworth is an assistant professor in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, teaching auditing and financial accounting.

His research on audit report timeliness has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and the Journal of Information Systems. He received a "best paper award" from the 2012 Academy of Business Research Conference. His research interests include auditing, financial accounting, corporate governance, audit committees and earnings quality. He is a licensed CPA and previously was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He also spent four years as a corporate accountant and one year in public accounting.

Whitworth earned a PhD in accountancy from the University of Missouri, a master's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas.

Teaching

  • ACG 3103 - Intermediate Financial Accounting 1

Recent Research

  • Murthy, U., Smith, T., Whitworth, J. and Zhang, I., (2020), "The Effects of Information Systems Compatibility on Firm Performance Following Mergers and Acquisitions," Journal of Information Systems, forthcoming.
  • Lee, L., Whitworth, J., and Hermanson, S., (2015), "The Effects of Information Technology Innovativeness on Audit Efficiencies," Review of Business Information Systems, 19 (1).
  • Rogemann, H., S. Hermanson, W. Keller and J. Whitworth, (2015), "Auditor's Insights Regarding U.S. GAAP-IFRS Convergence," New Accountant, Issue 766.
  • Whitworth, James D. and Tamara A. Lambert, (2014), "Office-Level Characteristics of the Big 4 and Audit Report Timeliness," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 33 (3): 129-152.

SERVICE

  • Member, Acccounting Circle Fund Committee, 2014-present
  • Contributor, AAA Auditing Section, 2012-present
  • Honors Thesis Chair, 2015-16
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, AAA Auditing Section meeting and AAA annual meeting