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Paul Polinski

Lecturer of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accountancy, University of Alabama, 2000
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, 1987

Positions Held

Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2014
Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP, 2006-2008
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, 2002-2006
Assistant Professor and Instructor, Louisiana State University, 1998-2001
Internal Auditor, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, 1996-1997
Accounting Systems Consultant, General Ledger Accountant and Internal Auditor, A. O. Smith Corporation, 1987-1990

Recent Publications

McHugh, M., Polinski, P. Forthcoming. Bellwether Garden Supply: Revising Purchase and Disbursement Processes and Controls in the Implementation of a New Accounting Application.. Accounting Information Systems Educator"s Journal

McHugh, M., Polinski, P. 2012. Audit Firm Changes Post Sarbanes Oxley: Impact on the Market for Public Company Audits. CPA Journal, 82: 24-31

Louwers, T., Polinski, P., Richardson, B. 2000. Defending Your Shop Against Outsourcing Attacks. New Perspectives on Healthcare Auditing, 19: 5-8

Honors and Awards

"Bellwether Garden Supply: Revising Purchase and Disbursement Processes and Controls in the Implementation of a New Accounting Application", George Krull/Grant Thornton Teaching Innovation Award by the AICPA, 2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Auditing, Financial Accounting (especially related to complex transactions), and Accounting Information Systems

Audit Market-Related Issues, Informativeness of Financial Statement Numbers, and the Effects on the Credibility of Management Disclosures