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UDi Hoitash
Curriculum VitaeAssociate Professor, Accounting

Udi Hoitash

422 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University
MBA in Management Information Systems & Finance, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BA in Computer Science, Tel-Aviv Jaffa College, Israel

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Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Hoitash has research interests in corporate governance, the effect of SOX on the auditing market, internal controls, audit fees, CFO expertise, XBRL and measuring accounting complexity.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Professor Hoitash worked as a software developer. He also taught at Rutgers University and Tel-Aviv University.

Services to the Profession

Professor Hoitash is a member of the American Accounting Association. He serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and theory. He also serves as an Ad-Hoc reviewer for the Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Awards & Recognition

Gary Gregg Research Fellowship, Northeastern University (2016-2021)

Walsh Research Professor, Northeastern University (2016-2018)

Riesman Research Professor, Northeastern University (2014-2016)

Denise and Robert DiCenso Research Fellowship, Northeastern University (2011-2016)

Grant from the PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires program (2007): "Remediation of Internal Control Material Weaknesses" (with Jean Bedard, Rani Hoitash, and Kim Westermann)

Rutgers Business School PhD Program Summer Research Scholarship Competition (2007)

Tel Aviv-Jaffa College, Dean's List scholarships (2001-2002)


Selected Publications

Hoitash, U. and A. Mkrtchyan. 2017. Recruiting the CEO from the Board: Determinants and Consequences, forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Hoitash, R. and U. Hoitash. 2017. Measuring Accounting Reporting Complexity with XBRL, forthcoming, The Accounting Review.

Hoitash, R., U. Hoitash. and A. Kurt. 2016. Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers? Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61(2-3): 414-432.

Cohen, J., U. Hoitash, G. Krishnamoorthy, A. Wright. (2014). "Audit committee industry expertise and financial reporting quality." The Accounting Review, 89(1), 243-273.

Hoitash R., U. Hoitash, K. Johnstone. (2012). "Internal control material weaknesses and CFO compensation." Contemporary Accounting Research, 29(3), 768- 803.

Hoitash, U. (2011). "Should independent board members with social ties to management disqualify themselves from serving on the board?" Journal of Business Ethics, 3(March), 399-423.

Faleye,O., R. Hoitash, U. Hoitash. (2011). "The Costs of intense board monitoring." Journal of Financial Economics, 101(1), 160-181.

Hoitash U., R. Hoitash, J. Bedard. (2009). "Regulatory intent and political reality: evidence on corporate governance and internal controls in the post-SOX world." The Accounting Review, 84(3), 811-838.


Selected Presentations

Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), Bentley Research Seminar, "Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers?", Bentley.

Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), Northeastern Research Seminar, "Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers?", Northeastern University.

Hoitash, Udi (Presenter Only), D'Amore-McKim School of Business Research Showcase. (October 31, 2013).

Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), auditing midyear conference, "Audit Committee Elections", AAA, New Orleans. (January 17, 2013).

Hoitash, Udi (Presenter & Author), Faleye, Olubunmi (Author Only), Northeastern Research Seminar, "Industry Expertise on Corporate Boards". (2012).