Publications – Academic

IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley: Using COBIT® 2019 in the Design and Implementation of Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, 4th Edition

  • Co-author with Dina Nu’man.

“CEO Succession Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2021 Edition,” The Conference Board.

  • Co-author with Matteo Tonello, Conference Board, and Jason Schloetzer, Georgetown University.

“Economic Consequences of Auditor Reputation Loss: Evidence from the Audit Inspection Scandal” 

  • with Pevzner, Mikhail; Sheneman, Amy; and Zach, Tzachi. Working paper

“Corruption in the Auditor Inspection Process: The Case of KPMG and the PCAOB” 

  • with Pevzner, Mikhail; Sheneman, Amy; and Zach, Tzachi. Working paper for a teaching case

“Have Advanced Degrees Increased Ethical Professionalism for Auditors?” 

  • Chap. 21 in The Routledge Handbook of Accounting Ethics. Taylor, Eileen Z., and Paul F. Williams, eds. Routledge, 2020.


Accounting Ethics Lecture: Francine McKenna

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 449, Francine McKenna with an update on the KPMG-PCAOB Scandal

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Review

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FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 285, Francine McKenna on the Taylor Bean-PwC litigation

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