William Riccardi

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: (518) 956-8191
Email: wriccardi@albany.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Business Administration – Accounting, 2014
Florida International University
Chapman Graduate School of Business

Masters in Accounting, 2010
Florida International University
Chapman Graduate School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 2008
Florida Gulf Coast University
Lutgert School of Business

Honors and Awards
Dissertation Year Research Fellow, Florida International University (2013 – 2014)
AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2012)
AAA International Accounting Section Doctoral Consortium Fellow (2012)

Research Interests
International Financial Reporting: IFRS adoption and implementation; auditor characteristics and financial reporting quality

Auditing: Audit market concentration and firm specialization; going-concern reporting; regulatory concerns

International Auditing: Global audit firm networks; auditors’ response to different regulatory environments

William N. Riccardi. “Do Audit Firm Tenure and Size Moderate Changes in Financial Reporting Quality due to Mandatory IFRS adoption?” Forthcoming at Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

Lin, S., W. N. Riccardi, and C. Wang. "Relative Effects of IFRS Adoption and IFRS Convergence on Financial Statement Comparability." Forthcoming at Contemporary Accounting Research.

William N. Riccardi, Dasaratha V. Rama, and K. Raghunandan (2018) Regulatory Quality and Global Specialist Auditor Fee Premiums. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory: Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 191-210.

Geiger, M. A., K. Raghunandan, and W. N. Riccardi. (2014) “The Global Financial Crisis: US Bankruptcies and Going-Concern Audit Opinions.” Accounting Horizons 28(1): 59-75.2.

Lin, S, W. N. Riccardi, and C. Wang. (2012). “Does accounting quality change following a switch from US GAAP to IFRS? Evidence from Germany.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 31(6): 641-657.

Courses Taught
Financial Accounting Theory I
Financial Accounting Theory II
Seminar in Accounting Research