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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bradley Bennett

Ronald C. Mannino Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor

Accounting

Education

PhD (Philosophy), University of Alabama, 2012
MAcc, Millsaps College, 2001
BBA, Millsaps College, 2000

Professional Experience

Assistant Controller, Millsaps College, 2005-2008
Audit Manager, KPMG LLP, 2005
Senior/Staff Auditor, KPMG LLP, 2001-2004
Assistant Professor, KPMG LLP, 2001-2004

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Accounting, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 6/2018-Present
Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 7/2018-2020
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2012-6/2018
KPMG James Marwick Professor in Residence, 2017

Recent Honors / Awards

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor Award; Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section of the AAA, for M. C. Dodgson’s dissertation (co-chaired with C. Agoglia): “Navigating the Auditor-Client Relationship During Sensitive Events”, 2018
KPMG James Marwick Professor in Residence, Summer/Fall 2017
AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Recipient. For “The Effect of the Social Mismatch Between Staff Auditors and Client Management on the Collection of Audit Evidence,” (with R. C. Hatfield). 2013. The Accounting Review, 88 (1): 31-50., 2015

Research Interests

Accounting Judgment & Decision Making
Auditor-Client Negotiations
Issuer-Investor Electronic Communications

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate
  • Auditing
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Accounting
Masters
  • Advanced Audit
Doctoral
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting

Selected Publications

Dodgson, M. K., C. P. Agoglia, G. B. Bennett, and J. R. Cohen. 2020. Managing the Auditor-Client Relationship Through Partner Rotations: The Experiences of Audit Firm Partners. The Accounting Review 95 (2): 89–111.

Bennett, G. B. and R. C. Hatfield. 2017. Do Approaching Deadlines Influence Auditors’ Materiality Assessments? Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 36 (4).

Bennett, G. B., R. C. Hatfield, and C. Stefaniak. 2015. The Effect of Deadline Pressure on Pre-Negotiation Positions: A Comparison of Auditors and Client Management. Contemporary Accounting Research 32 (4): 1507-1528.

Bennett, G. B., and R. C. Hatfield. 2013. The Effect of the Social Mismatch Between Staff Auditors and Client Management on the Collection of Audit Evidence. The Accounting Review. 88 (1): 31-50.  / • Article received the 2015 AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2015.

Bennett, G. B. and R. C. Hatfield. 2018. Staff Auditors' Proclivity for Computer Mediated Communication with Clients and its Effect on Skeptical Behavior. Accounting, Organizations & Society, 68-69: 42-57. / • Study conducted with research grant received from KPMG LLP