Program: Online MAcc
Ph.D., Accounting, New York University
BBA, Accounting, University of Richmond
Expertise: Audit quality, earnings quality, voluntary disclosure
Prior to joining the Raymond A. Mason School of Business in 2011, Professor Diaz worked as an auditor at Deloitte. In her research, she explores the role that auditors play in the financial reporting process, specifically related to attributes of earnings quality and information content. A member of the Accounting Advisory Board at the University of Richmond, she has developed educational case materials that focus on the use of preliminary analytical procedures for risk assessment, the auditor’s role in assessing risk of client bankruptcy, and addressing the risk of related party transactions.
Her research projects and topics include:
- The variation in audit quality within large audit firms
- The effect of informal professional relationships on audit and financial reporting quality
- The effect of accounting consistency on IPO firm values
Professor Diaz is the recipient of William & Mary’sPage Award for graduate teaching.