James Whitworth

James Whitworth

Assistant Professor
Room: BSN 3320
Phone: (813) 974-6513

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.


  • 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.


  • 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