Mark Hughes

Expert in financial statement and internal control auditing, data analytics, not-for-profit accounting and micro-business.

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Mark Hughes

School of Business
Department: Accounting and Law

Financial statement and internal control auditing; audit applications of natural language processing (NLP); data analytics; small, micro-business; not-for-profit accounting

Campus phone: (518) 283-3209
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Mark Hughes, the director of the accounting program in the School of Business, has been on faculty since 2010. He teaches accounting theory, auditing, accounting information systems, and government and not-for-profit accounting.

Hughes' research focuses on financial statement and internal control auditing, entrepreneurship, use of natural language processing (NLP) in accounting and auditing, micro-business accounting and management, social implications of accounting, tax, and audit regulations, and accounting and management pedagogy.

Recent publications include: "Natural Language Processing in Accounting, Auditing and Finance: A Synthesis of the Literature with a Roadmap for Future Research” (Fisher, Garnsey, & Hughes, 2016), and “Proactive Entrepreneurs” (Van Ness, Seifert, Marler, & Hughes, 2016).

Hughes is a practicing CPA and small business consultant, and works with artists, artisans, small and micro businesses and not-for-profits, addressing their unique accounting and management challenges.

His diverse background includes experience as a tax accountant, general manager of a local not-for-profit arts organization, public-speaking instructor, arranger/composer and owner of a local personal-service business.