Associate Professor, Accounting; Baker Tilly Faculty Scholar

Year Started at JMU: 2001

richarrc@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: http://cob.jmu.edu/richarrc/

Education
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting, May 1998, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Master of Accountancy, May 1998, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University              
  • B.S. in Accounting, May 1988, Clemson University
Professional Interests
  • Accounting Education
  • Auditing
  • Fraud
Personal Interests
  • Faith
  • Family
  • Flag football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Camping
Professional Background
  • KPMG, Master Instructor, Road to In-charge, 2006 – present 
  • Senior Mine Action Managers’ Course, Instructor, United Nations Development Program, 2007, 2010-2013               
  • KPMG Instructor, Audit Foundations, 2005-2007, 2017 - present
  • AICPA CPA Examination (2006), Writer for Auditing questions 
  • BeckerConviser Instructor, Summer 2005
  • Audit Senior-Staff, Elliott Davis and Company, Greenville, S.C., 1988-1991
Current Courses Taught
  • COB 242 – Managerial Accounting
  • ACTG 410 - Auditing
  • ACTG 651 – Fraud Detection and Prevention
Awards and Recognitions
  • Otto Brenner Outstanding Teacher Award 2004, 2006, 2012, 2014
  • Mengebier Professorship for Teaching Excellence 2013-2015
  • Distinguished Teacher  Award 2007
Key Publications

“Recruiting the best: What CPAs could learn from college coaches,” with Alex Gabbin, August 2016, Journal of Accountancy

Using Computerized Audit Software to Learn Statistical Sampling: An Instructional Resource, with T.J. Louwers, 2010, Issues in Accounting Education, Special Issue, 553-567. 

“Criminal Investigations of Taxpayer Fraud,” with Nancy Nichols, Journal of Legal Tax Research, 2006, Volume 4.

“Thinking Outside of the Box (of wine that is): An Exercise in Independence,” by Robert C. Richardson.  Issues in Accounting Education, August 2004, Volume 19, Issue No. 3.

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