Accountancy Students

Jill Cadotte, Ph.D. student
Jill has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Frostburg State University and Masters of Accounting from Wright State University. She is a CPA and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) with experience in public accounting and the financial services industry. She worked for a large regional firm in Virginia as an auditor and consultant specializing in financial services and non-profit organizations. Jill also worked for JPMorgan Chase as an internal auditor, trust officer, and project manager. For the last five years, Jill has been an instructor at a community college in Columbus, Ohio. Her areas of research interest include auditing, internal controls, and corporate governance for the financial services sector, but she enters the program with an open mind to potential research opportunities.

Mary Sasmaz, Ph.D. student
Mary is a 1998 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she studied both Accounting and Finance. She completed her MAcc at Case in 2005. Her work experience includes both public and private accounting environments. Her specific research interests are in taxation as well as accounting/tax/wealth management issues impacting family owned businesses and their owners.

Andrea Scheetz, Ph.D. candidate
Andrea received her BBA in Accounting with a minor in Fraud Examination from Niagara University in 2007, her Masters of Accountancy with an emphasis in Assurance Services from CWRU in 2008, and is expected to receive her PhD in Management - Accounting in 2016. Andrea is a CPA with experience in a variety of accounting positions and industries. She has worked in accounts payable, in credit and billing for accounts receivable, as a gas accounting intern, as a financial specialist, as Audit Assistant at Deloitte, a Project Accountant at Forest City, and a Sr. Corporate Accountant at OM Group, Inc. Andrea's research is concentrated in the areas of non-GAAP (pro forma) disclosures and fraud reporting.

Aleksandra “Ally” B. Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate

Ally's research interests include the determinants of audit quality, auditor choice, and audit fees. She is particularly interested in how human capital-related factors in accounting firms impact these audit outcomes. Moreover, she has conducted research in the areas of audit judgment and decision making and has studied how the social organization of accounting affects learning and curriculum matters, including the development of scholars and practitioners in accounting. Lastly, Ally's practice experience in auditing and tax issues related to nonprofit organizations has also sparked her research interest in the nonprofit audit markets and corporate governance. Ally received a Master in Accounting degree from Kent State University in May 2012 and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from John Carroll University in January 2009. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is accredited in Business Valuations. She enjoys teaching financial accounting and looks forward to teaching auditing in the future.

Dissertation Topic: The Movement of Big 4 Auditors to Non-Big 4 Offices, Audit Quality, and Audit Fees