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George Young

Director & Associate Professor
School of Accounting

Biography

George practiced public accounting for nine years and is currently academic director of both the forensic concentration in the Masters of Accounting program at FAU and the School of Accounting Executive Programs. He also published articles in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Research on Accounting Ethics, The Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Journal.

Education

  • Ph D (1996) Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington
  • MA (1988) Taxation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • BS (1980) Accounting, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Licensed Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing, Ethics, Financial, Fraud, Professional Issues

Research Interests

  • Behavioral issues in auditing, ethics, fraud, and professional issues

Working Papers

  • An Investigation of Public Accountants' Feelings of Loyalty toward Public Accounting Firms,
  • Cyber security breaches: What effect does lack of disclosure have on users of financial statements?,
  • Internal Auditing Literature: Trends and Suggestions for Further Research,
  • Is forming a Technology Committe a "good idea" to combat security breaches? A study of the Board of Directors' role in cyber security and information technology governance?,
  • Mentoring and Recruiting Fraud Fighters: The Next Generation,
  • Tax Fraud,
  • The Relationship between Board-Level Technology Committees and Reported Security Breaches,
  • The Relationship Between Board-Level Technology Committees and Reported Security Breaches,
  • Understanding Whistle-blowers and their Motivations. ,

Intellectual Contributions

  • Higgs, J., Pinsker, R., Smith, T., Young, G., The Relationship Between Board-Level Technology Committees and Reported Security Breaches (forthcoming). Journal of Information Systems,
  • Crain, M., Hopwood, W., Pacini, C., Young, G., (2014) Essentials of Forensic Accounting. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1st Edition,
  • Hopwood, W., Pacini, C., Young, G., (2014) Fighting Discovery Abuse in Litigation. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 6, 2, 52-80.
  • Johnson, S., Young, G., (2014) Visual Sizzle: Student-made videos in the classroom. Fraud Magazine, 29, 2, 8-9.
  • Hurley, R., Young, G., (2013) Social media is a two-edged sword for students. Fraud Magazine, 28, 4, 58-59, 70.
  • Young, G., Curtis, G., (2013) From practitioner to educator: What are your options in teaching fraud examination?. Fraud Magazine, 28, 3, 8-10.
  • Rankin, J., Kristjanson, T., Young, G., (2013) CFE becomes more than a guest speaker: Course instructor and CFE collaborate to develop investigative mindset and skills. Fraud Magazine, 28, 2, 12-15.
  • Young, G., Smith, G., Riley, R., (2012) ACFE student chapters: An examination of student involvement and associated benefits. Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business, 4, 1, 83-95.
  • Young, G., Hopwood, W., Leiner, J., (2012) Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2nd edition,
  • Pacini, C., Young, G., (2012) A Taxing Perspective on Fraud. Fraud Magazine, 27, 6, 8-10.
  • Riley, Jr., R. A., Smith, G., Young, G., (2012) Does Incorporating Professionals in Higher Education Settings Make a Difference?. The CPA Journal, New York, USA, 82, 7, 68-70.
  • Johnson, S., Young, G., (2012) Using 'white papers' to recruit future fraud fighters. Fraud Magazine, 27, 4, 12-13.
  • Riley, R., Young, G., (2012) Jobs, jobs, jobs: Hire well-prepared graduates. Fraud Magazine, 27, 3, 12-14.
  • Smith, G., Riley, R., Young, G., (2011) ACFE student chapters: Creating anti-fraud communities on campus. Fraud Magazine, 25, 3, 16-18.
  • Hopwood, W., Young, G., Leiner, J., (2011) Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition,
  • Young, G., (2008) Forensic accounting and FAU: An executive graduate program. Issues in Accounting Education, 23, 4, 593-599.
  • Dickins, D., Young, G., (2008) Corporate governance and auditor fees. The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance , 19, 6, 61-63.
  • Al-Moshaigeh, A., Young, G., (2007) Computer anxiety: Effect on decisions to attend Internet-based courses and self-assessment of performance. Journal of Business & Economic Sciences,
  • Hopwood, W., Young, G., Leiner, J., (2007) Forensic Accounting. McGraw-Hill,
  • Young, G., Cairney, T., (2006) Homogeneous industries and auditor specialization: An indication of production economies. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory , 25, 1, 49-67.
  • Pacini, C., Sinason, D., Young, G., (2004) Internal auditors and charities: Combating the threat of terrorism. Internal Auditing, 12-21.
  • Young, G., (2003) Compilations and the assembled financial statements service: Conflict between the AICPA and Florida. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, 3, 2, 93-119.
  • Herron, T. L., Young, G., (2002) Ethical decisions and the dilution effect: The impact of nondiagnostic information on ethical decisions. Research on Accounting Ethics, 8, 145-166.
  • Young, G., (2002) New guidance on audit and attest documentation. The CPA Journal, 50-51.
  • Young, G., Weber, S., Hassell, J., Bamber, L., (2001) An investigation of the corporate information environment as reflected by Dow Jones News Retrieval Service disclosures. Advances in Accounting, 18, 237-249.
  • Young, G., Price, K., Claybrook, C., (2001) Small group predictions on an uncertain outcome: The effect of nondiagnostic information. Theory and Decision, 50, 2, 149-167.
  • Young, G., Madray, R., (2001) An end to the plain-paper debate?. Journal of Accountancy, 45-53.
  • Herron, T., Young, G., (2000) E-Research: Moving behavioral accounting research into cyberspace. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 3, 265-280,
  • Hooks, K., Young, G., (2000) When the rules change: Impacts of cultural evolution in professional services firms. Research on Accounting Ethics, 7, 199-225.
  • Young, G., (1999) Increased protection to predecessors offered by SAS no. 84. Tennessee CPA Journal, 21-22.
  • Basi, B., Young, G., (1988) Retailers, etc., have various options to comply with tough new uniform capitalization rules. Taxation for Accountants,

Presentations

  • Beta Alpha Psi, FAU, Boca Raton, FL, March 31 2015
  • 2014 AAA Annual Meeting, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2014
  • 25th ACFE Annual Global Fraud Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 18 2014
  • AAA Forensic Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2013
  • 24th ACFE Annual Global Fraud Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 26 2013
  • AAA Forensic Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23 2013
  • Broward Accounting Students Association, Davie, Florida, November 3 2011
  • Annual AAA Meeting, Denver, CO, August 9 2011
  • Fifth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Confernece, Savannah, GA, June 4 2011
  • The Computer Forensic Show, November 2010
  • Second Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Georgia-Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, May 15 2008
  • Fraud and Forensic Accounting: Education Panel Discussion, 2008 International Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, May 10 2008
  • Society of Enrolled Agents, Society of Enrolled Agents, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, June 6 2007
  • "Fraud Educators Panel", Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA, May 10 2007
  • 2006 School of Governmental , Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, November 15 2006
  • "Model Curriculum Implementation Opportunities and Suggestions", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, September 8 2006
  • Broward Accounting Students Association, Davie, Florida, September 6 2006
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Alpha Psi, Davie, Florida, August 28 2006
  • Broward Accounting Students Association, Davie, Florida, September 23 2005
  • Broward Accounting Students Association, Davie, Florida, October 29 2004
  • American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August 2004
  • Divine, Blalock, Martin & Sellari, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida, September 18 2003
  • Broward chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, June 17 2003
  • Beta Alpha Psi Spring Accounting Seminar, Boca Raton, Florida, May 10 2003
  • The 12th Accounting Seminar, Beta Alpha Psi, Boca Raton, Florida, May 18 2002
  • The Eleventh Annual Accounting Seminar, Beta Alpha Psi, Boca Raton, Florida, November 10 2001
  • The Sixth Annual Professionalism and Ethics Conference, The annual American Accounting Association meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2001
  • Western Regional American Accounting Association meeting, San Jose, California, May 2001
  • Atlantic Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Boca Raton, Florida, June 2000
  • Southeast American Accounting Association meeting, Savannah, Georgia, April 2000
  • Broward Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 1999
  • FAU College of Business Workshop, Boca Raton, Florida, April 1999
  • Annual CPE Seminar, West Palm Beach Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, June 1998
  • West Palm Beach Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants, October 1997
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants 12th Annual Accounting Show, September 1997
  • Atlantic Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, March 1997
  • The Sixth Annual Accounting Seminar, Beta Alpha Psi, October 1996

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