Steven M. Glover, professor and director of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management, recently received two independent academic research funding grants from the Center for Audit Quality to create academic research articles.

The grants are intended to encourage collaboration between top academic scholars and global network accounting firms to provide expert research on subjects CAQ deems important to enhancing the public trust in the capital markets.  CAQ also encourages the scholars to publish the work supported by the grant in top tier academic journals. The grants provide financial support and connections with professional firms that would be otherwise difficult to access.

Glover's two research proposals are “Field Evidence of Auditor’s Views on Audit Quality and Earnings Quality” with the research team of Brant Christensen, Marjorie Shelley and Thomas C. Omer of Texas A&M University, and “Learning More about Auditing Estimates Including Fair Value Measurements” with Mark Taylor and Yi-Jing Wu with Case Western Reserve University.

Data collection for the first article is scheduled to be completed by fall 2012. The second article’s data collection is planned to be completed later this fall or early next spring.

CAQ is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. It fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. 

Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Glover joined the Marriott School in 1994 and has been consistently recognized for his achievements in research and teaching, including receiving the Marriott School's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. Glover also served a year as president of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and has been an editorial board member on multiple academic journals.

For more information, contact Steven M. Glover at (801) 422-6080 or at glover@byu.edu.

Writer: Preston Wittwer