Jay Thibodeau

  • Professor, Accounting
  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut
  • BS University of Connecticut
  • Office: Adamian Academic Center - 248 | 781.891.2564 | jthibodeau@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2134 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896

Teaching Interests

Financial Statement Auditing; Judgment and Decision Making; Information Technology Auditing; Big Data in the Financial Statement Audit Process

Research Interests

The External Auditing Process; Cognitive Characteristics of Experts; Auditing Education; Big Data in Financial Statement Auditing; Mitigating Professional Judgment Biases

Consulting/Practice Interests

Audit Committee Effectiveness; Financial Statement Auditing; The Use of Big Data in Financial Statement Audit Engagements

Bio

Dr. Thibodeau is a former auditor and a CPA. He received his BS degree from the University of Connecticut in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1996. Dr. Thibodeau has conducted executive education programs for numerous leading firms including Fidelity Investments, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Stryker and Bluecoat Technologies. Dr. Thibodeau also served as the President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association for the 2014/2015 academic year.

He is a co-author of two books, Auditing and Accounting Cases: Investigating Issues of Fraud and Professional Ethics (Irwin/McGraw-Hill – 4th Edition) and Auditing and Assurance Services (Irwin/McGraw-Hill - 8th Edition). In addition, he has written over sixty articles and book chapters for academics and practitioners and has published in journals such as Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Information Systems, and Accounting Horizons.

Dr. Thibodeau has received national recognition for his work seven times. First, for his thesis, winning the 1996 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the ABO section of the AAA. Four other times, for curriculum innovation, winning the 2001 Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award, the 2003 Innovation in Assurance Education Award, the 2016 Forensic Accounting Teaching Innovation Award and the 2019 Innovation in Assurance Education Award. Once, for outstanding service, receiving a Special Service Award from the Auditing Section for his work in helping to create the Center for Audit Quality’s Access to Auditors program. And, finally, for research excellence winning the 2020 Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics given by the University of Oklahoma.

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Present
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Present
  • American Accounting Association 1997 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, 2020 Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics, University of Oklahoma
  • 2019, 2019 Innovation In Audit and Assurance Education, Audit Section of American Accounting Association
  • 2017, 2018 Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics, University of Oklahoma
  • 2017, Winner – 2017 Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award, Bentley University
  • 2016, 2016 Teaching Innovation Award, Forensics Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association
  • 2012, Winner – 2012 Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2012, Winner – 2012 Special Award for Outstanding Service, American Accounting Association - Auditing Section
  • 2012, Winner – 2012 Bentley University Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Bentley University
  • 2008, Honorable Mention - The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award
  • 2007, Winner - A 2007 Bentley College Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2007, Winner - The Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching - Bentley College Annual Award For Teaching Excellence
  • 2007, Winner - The Joseph M. Cronin Faculty Advising Award - Bentley College Annual Award for Advising E cellence
  • 2006, Winner - The 2006 Faculty Member of the Year Award - Student Government Association
  • 2003, Winner - The 2003 Bentley College Service Learning Award
  • 2003, Winner - The 2003 National Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award presented by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association
  • 2001, Winner - A 2001 Bentley College Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2001, Winner - A 2001 Bentley College Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2001, Winner - The 2001 National Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award presented jointly by the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 1996, Winner - The 1996 National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the American Accounting Association Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (2021). Effects of Data Visualization Choices on Psychophysiological Responses, Judgment and Audit Quality. Journal of Information Systems.
  • Parlee, M., Rose, J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). Can Simple Metaphors Be Used as Decision Aids to Promote Professional Skepticism?. Journal of Information Systems, (Volume 34) Number 1 47-60. (Link)
  • Cohen, J., Joe, J., Thibodeau, J. C., Trompeter, G. (2020). Audit Partners' Judgments and Challenges in the Audits of Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, (Volume 39) Number 4 57-85. (Link)
  • Hunter, K. E., Alberti, C. T., Boss, S. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). Intelliclean: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate Data Cleaning and Spreadsheet Skills into the Audit Curriculum. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, (17) 2 1-7.
  • Rose, A. M., Rose, J. M., Suh, I., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). Analytical Procedures: Are More Good Ideas Always Better for Audit Quality. Behavioral Research in Accounting, (Volume 32) Number 1 37-49. (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Williams, T., Witte, A. L. (2019). Point and Click Data: An Assessment of Editorial Perceptions and Recommendations for the Peer-Review Process in the New Data Frontier. Journal of Information Systems. 33 (1): 129-144.
  • Bierstaker, J., Hanes, D., Rose, J. M., Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). Effects of Stories and Checklist Decision Aids on Knowledge Structure Development and Auditor Judgment. Journal of Information Systems, (32) 2 1-24. (Link)
  • Sanderson, K., Rose, A., Rose, J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2017). When should audit firms introduce analyses of Big Data into the audit process?. Journal of Information Systems, (Volume 31) 3 81-99. (Link)
  • Schnader, A. L., Westermann, K., Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). Training Teacher-Scholars: A Mentorship Program. Issues in Accounting Education, (Volume 31) Number 2 171-190. (Link)
  • Westermann, K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). Extra Credit “Opportunities”: A Classroom Tool to Improve Student Preparedness and Introduce Group Decision Making in Upper Division Accounting Courses. Current Issues in Auditing, (Instructional Resource) Vol. 10, No. 2 1-13. (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Wallage, P. (2016). How the profession can learn from results of academic audit research. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie . 4-6. (Link) Forthcoming.
  • Hanes, D., Porco, B., Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Cash Confirmation Process into the Auditing Curriculum. Issues in Accounting Education, (29) 2 349-369. (Link)
  • Bierstaker, J. L., Hunton, J. E., Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). Does Fraud Training Help Auditors Identify Fraud Risk Factors?. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, (15) 85-100.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K. (2012). A Supplementary Evening Program For Students In The Introductory Accounting Course. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, (13) 23-40.
  • Baxter, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2011). Does the use of intelligent online learning and assessment software enhance the acquisition of financial accounting knowledge?. Issues in Accounting Education, (26) 4 647-656.
  • Ruff, M., Thibodeau, J. C., Bedard, J. C. (2009). A Profession's Response to a Looming Shortage: Closing the Gap in the Supply of Accounting Faculty. Journal of Accountancy, (2009) March 36-40.
  • Bierstaker, J., Hunton, J. E., Thibodeau, J. C. (2009). Do Client-Prepared Internal Control Documentation and Business Process Flowcharts Help or Hinger and Auditor's Ability to Identify Missing Controls. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, (28) 1 79-94.
  • Gelinas, U., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). Introducing Students to the Integrated Audit with 'Auditing Alchemy, Inc. Journal of Information Systems, (22) 2 (Fall) 153-172.
  • Cleary, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). Mathematics and Accounting: A Non-Empty Intersection. MAA FOCUS, (28) 9 4-5. (Link)
  • Ivakhnenkov, S., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). Implementing the Regulations and Information Technology Considerations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Ukraine. Science Journal of The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - Economic Sciences, (TOM 81) 2008 41-44.
  • Bible, L., Massey, D. W., Thibodeau, J. C., Wetzel, S. (2008). Identifying and Recruiting the Best and Brightest College Students. The Practicing CPA, (32) 5 1-4.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Bedard, J. C. (2008). Have You Always Wanted To Be A Professor? Current Opportunities in Academic Accounting. SumNews (Massachusetts Society of CPAs), (2008) Summer 9-10.
  • Kozlowski, T. M., Allen, R. D., Elder, R. J., Ramsay, R. J., Shelton, S. W., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). Auditing Standards Committee Comment Letter PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 025: Proposed Auditing Standard - Engagement Quality Review. Current Issues in Auditing, (2) 2 C1 - C4.
  • Riley, R. R., Jenkins, J. G., Roush, P. Y., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). Audit Quality in the Post-SOX Audit Environment: What Your Auditing Students Must Know about the PCAOB Inspection Process. Current Issues In Auditing, (2) 2 A17-A25.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Packwood, T. R. (2007). A Risk-Based Approach to Achieving Audit Committee Effectiveness. Bank Accounting & Finance, (2007) December 39-42.
  • Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2007). Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into the Accounting Curriculum. Advances in Accounting Education, (8) 197-219.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Jenkins, G., Riley, R. (2006). Auditing Education for the Post-Sarbanes Audit Environment. The Auditor's Report, (29) 2 14-15.
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Simnett, R., Thibodeau, J. C., Wright, A. (2006). Sell-Side Analysts' Reports and the Current SEC Reporting Model. Accounting Horizons, (20) 4 375-389.
  • Bierstaker, J. L., Thibodeau, J. C. (2006). The Effect of Format and Experience on Internal Control Evaluation. Managerial Auditing, (21) 9 877-891.
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). Adding Value Through Compliance: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. NASFM Magazine, (8) 2 16-17.
  • Cleary, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). Applying Digital Analysis using Benford's Law to Detect Fraud: The Dangers of Type I Errors. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, (24) 1 77-81.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Coyne, M., Massey, D. (2005). Raising Students' Ethical Sensitivity with a Value Relevance Approach. Advances in Accounting Education, (7) 2005 173-207.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Bierstaker, J. L. (2004). Effectively Integrating Instructional Methods into Ph.D. Curriculums. The Auditor's Report, (28) 1 6-7.
  • Barsky, N. P., Massey, D. W., Thibodeau, J. C. (2003). Core Competencies: Mapping The Vision-Aligned Academic Framework Into The Vision Project. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, (5) 2003 129-142.
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2003). The Development and Transferability of Task Knowledge. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, (22) 1 47-67.
  • Barsky, N. P., Catanach, A. H., Rhodes-Catanach, S. C., Thibodeau, J. C. (2003). Enron: Did the Financial Reporting Model Really Fail?. Commercial Lending Review, (18) 2 5-9.
  • Usoff, C. A., Thibodeau, J. C., Burnaby, P. A. (2002). The Importance of Intellectual Capital and its Effect on Performance Measurement Systems: An Empirical Observation. Managerial Auditing Journal, (17) 1/2 9-15.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Gelinas, U., Levy, E. S. (2001). Effectively Integrating Information Technology Issues into The Auditing Course. The Auditors Report, (25) 1 4-5.
  • Bierstaker, J. L., Burnaby, P. A., Thibodeau, J. C. (2001). How Internal Auditors Are Utilizing Software. Internal Auditing, (16 Number 5) September/October 40-43.
  • Bierstaker, J. L., Burnaby, P. A., Thibodeau, J. C. (2001). The Impact of Information Technology on the Audit Process: An Assessment of the State of the Art and Implications for the Future. Managerial Auditing Journal, (16) 3 159-164.
  • Gelinas, U., Levy, E. S., Thibodeau, J. C. (2001). Norwood Office Supplies, Inc.: A Teaching Case to Integrate Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques into the Auditing Course. Issues in Accounting Education, (16) 4 603-636.
  • Barsky, N. P., Thibodeau, J. C. (2000). Evaluating The Financial Viability of Competing Firms In The Retail Industry: A Teaching Exercise. The Journal of Financial Education, (26) Spring 82-90.
  • Read, W. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (1999). Knowlege from Within. The Practical Accountant, (1999) December 59-61.
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Burnaby, P. A., Greenlay, L., Thibodeau, J. C. (1997). Environmental Accounting in the United States: From Control and Prevention to Remediation. Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting, (4) 2 199-217.
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Linke, K., Norman, C., Suh, I., Rose, J. (). The Effects of Tone at the Top and the Slippery Slope on Misreporting Behavior and Evaluations of Misreporting Risk. Journal of Business Ethics. Forthcoming.
  • Dugas, K., Rose, J. M., Thibodeau, J. C. (). Standard Precision and Aggressive Financial Reporting: The Influence of Incentive Horizon. Accounting and Business Reserach. Forthcoming.
  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (). Effects of Uncertainty Visualization on Attention, Arousal and Auditor Judgment. Behavioral Research in Accounting. Forthcoming.

    Books


  • Louwers, T. J., Bagley, P., Blay, A., Strawser, J. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2021). Auditing & Assurance Services, 8th Edition. 8th Edition 955. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Louwers, T. J., Blay, A., Sinason, D. H., Strawser, J. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). Auditing & Assurance Services. 7th Edition 983. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Louwers, T. J., Ramsay, R. J., Sinason, D. H., Strawser, J. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). Auditing & Assurance Services. 6th Edition 976. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Freier, D. (2014). Auditing and Accounting Cases: Investigating Issues of Professional Ethics and Fraud. 4th 272. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Louwers, T. J., Ramsay, R. J., Sinason, D. H., Strawser, J. R., Thibodeau, J. C. (2013). Auditing & Assurance Services. 5th Edition 913. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Louwers, T. J., Ramsay, R. J., Sinason, D. H., Strawser, J. R. (2011). Auditing & Assurance Services. 4th Edition 915. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Freier, D. (2011). Auditing and Accounting Cases: Investigating Issues of Professional Ethics and Fraud. 3rd 288. Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw-Hill Irwin (Link)
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Freier, D. (2008). Auditing after Sarbanes-Oxley: Illustrative Cases. 2nd 269. Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin/McGraw-Hill
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Freier, D. (2007). Auditing after Sarbanes-Oxley: Illustrative Cases. 1st 274. Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin-McGraw-Hill (Link)

  • Book Chapters


  • Cleary, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). Benford’s Law as a Bridge Between Statistics and Accounting In Steven J. Miller, (Eds.) Benford's Law: Theory and Applications. 171-184. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press/Princeton and Oxford (Link)
  • Cleary, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2013). Mathematics and Auditing: How Liberal-Arts Theory and Business-Education Practice Inform Each Other In Daniel Everett and Gordon Hardy, (Eds.) Shaping the Future of Business Education. 262. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan (Link)
  • Fletcher Brown, D., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2009). Entity-Level Control and the Monitoring Role of Corporate Boards In R.W. Kolb, D. Schwartz, (Eds.) Corporate Boards: Managers of Risk, Sources of Risk. 199-216. Boston, MA: Wiley - Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2006). Auditing In Burton S. Kaliski, (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Business and Finance . 42-45. New York: Macmillan

  • Cases


    Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). Urgent Medical Device, Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate Data and Analytics in the Financial Statement Auditing Classroom.KPMG, LLP. (Link)Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). Remaining Skeptical About Fraud: Teaching Cases Designed to Teach Critical Thinking and Professional Judgment in AuditingKPMG, LLP. (Link)

    Conference Proceedings


  • Gelinas, Jr., U. J.Schwarzkopf, D. L.Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). Integrating Alchemy, Inc., in the AIS and auditing curricula at Bentley College , (American Accounting Association Annual Conference)

  • Other(s)


  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2010). Executive Committee SpotlightAmerican Accounting Association, (33) 3 2 pages. (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2021). “Effects of Visualizations of Risk Likelihood, Magnitude and Interconnectedness on Auditor Judgments and Audit Quality” Presented at the University of Melbourne University of Melbourne Research Seminar Series Virtual
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). “Strategies for Success in the Classroom” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2021 AAA National Meeting Virtual
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). “Data analytics in auditing: What do we remove in order to add?” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2020 AAA National Meeting Virtual
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2020). “Strategies for Success in the Classroom” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2020 AAA National Meeting Virtual
  • Witte, A. L., Thibodeau, J. C., Earley, C. E. (2019). “Gatekeeping the Technological Revolution: How Audit Partners Nurture and Control Change Amid Ambiguity” Presented at the Bentley University Faculty and Doctoral Student Research Poster Session Waltham, MA
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2019). “Strategies for Success in the Classroom, Parts I and II” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2019 AAA National Meeting San Francisco, CA
  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (2019). “Psychophysiological responses to data visualization and visualization effects on auditors’ judgments and audit quality” Presented at the International Symposium for Auditing Research International Symposium for Auditing Research Boston, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2019). “Invited to present my paper entitled "The Effects of Big Data Verifiability and Affective Reaction on Auditor Judgement"” Presented at the University of Alabama University of Alabama Research Seminar Series Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2019). “Strategies for Success in the Classroom” Presented at the Bentley University APLG/FSA Annual Seminar Tampa, FL
  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (2019). “Psychophysiological responses to data visualization and visualization effects on auditors’ judgments and audit quality” Presented at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaiian Accounting Research Conference Hawaii
  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (2019). “Psychophysiological responses to data visualization and visualization effects on auditors’ judgments and audit quality” Presented at the American Association of Accounting AAA Auditing Mid-Year Meeting Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sanderson, K., Thibodeau, J. C., Rose, A., Rose, J., Rotaru, K. (2018). “Psychophysiological responses to data visualization and visualization effects on auditors’ judgments and audit quality” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Scholarly Activities Council Bentley University
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). “Invited to present my paper entitled "The Effects of Big Data Verifiability and Affective Reaction on Auditor Judgement"” Presented at the Suffolk University Suffolk University Research Seminar Series Boston, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). “Invited panelist for "Accounting for Change: Incorporating Emerging Technologies into the Accounting Profession"” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2018 AAA Annual Meeting Washington DC
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). “Teaching Tips for Student Engagement and Higher Teaching Evaluations” Presented at the AAA AAA National Conference - PhD Project Washington, DC
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2018). “Invited guest to present my KPMG Data & Analytics case to colleagues that teach auditing” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2018 AAA Audit Section Midyear Meeting Excellence in Audit Education - Portland, OR
  • Thibodeau, J. C., McNamee, P., Vasarhelyi, M., Powers, W. (2017). “Data and Technology in Audits” Presented at the PCAOB PCAOB/AAA Annual Meeting Washington, DC
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2017). “Invited to present my paper entitled "An Examination of Audit Partners’ Judgments and Decision Making Processes in the Audit for Internal Control over Financial Reporting"” Presented at the North Carolina State University North Carolina State University Research Seminar Series Raleigh, NC
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Liburd, H. B., Perols, J., Marias, J. (2017). “Big Data and Assurance Services: Research Opportunities” Presented at the AAA AAA National Conference San Diego, CA
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2017). “Best Practices When Using the Case Method in the Class and Synergies between Teaching and Research” Presented at the The PhD Project Accounting Faculty Alumni Association Conference San Diego, CA
  • Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C., Nkansa, P., Sanders, B. (2017). “Strategies for Success in the Classroom” Presented at the AAA AAA National Conference San Diego, CA
  • Witte, A. L., Thibodeau, J. C., Williams, T. (2017). “Point and Click Data: An Assessment of Editorial Perceptions and Recommendations for the Peer-Review Process in the New Data Frontier” Presented at the Bentley University Faculty and Doctoral Student Research Poster Session Waltham, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Osterheld, K. K. (2016). “Best Practices When Using The Case Method In The Class and Synergies Between Teaching and Research” Presented at the PhD Project 2016 AAA Annual Meeting New York, NY
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). “Invited panelist for CAQ Symposium - When Research Meets Practice” Presented at the Center for Audit Quality 2016 CAQ Symposium - When Research Meets Practice New York, NY
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). “Using Cases To Teach Business Students About Fraud” Presented at the MBEA 2016 Massachusetts Business Educators Association Conference Natick, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). Presented at the McGraw-Hill Education Integrating Big Data and Analytics in Financial Statement Auditing Webinar
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). “Invited to present my paper entitled "The Effect of Fraud Stories on Auditors' Mental Models, Risk Assessments and Planning Judgments” Presented at the Marquette University Marquette University Research Seminar Series Milwaukee, WI
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2016). “Invited panelist to moderate a panel entitled "Opportunities for Researchers to inform the work of the PCAOB” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2016 AAA Audit Section Midyear Meeting Scottsdale, AZ
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). “Invited panelist to discuss how to best integrate data analytics into the the audit classroom” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2015 AAA Annual Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). “Invited speaker to discuss the results of the Research Summaries Project. The project is designed to help bridge the gap between research and practice.” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2015 AAA Annual Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). “Invited speaker to discuss the results of the Research Summaries Project. The project is designed to help bridge the gap between research and practice.” Presented at the PCAOB 2015 PCAOB Academic Conference Washington, DC
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2015). “Invited panelist to discuss innovative ways to incorporate critical thinking skils into the auditing curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2015 AAA Audit Section Midyear Meeting Miami, FL
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). “Invited panelist to discuss innovative ways to incorporate the CPA exam into the auditing curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2014 Auditing Midyear Meeting San Antonio, TX
  • Parlee, M., Rose, J. M., Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). “Metaphors and Auditor Professional Judgment: Can Non-Conscious Primes Activate Professionally Skeptical Mindsets?” Presented at the Deloitte Foundation/University of Kansas 2014 Auditing Symposium Lawrence, KS
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). “Invited panelist to discuss innovative ways to incorporate case studies into the auditing curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association 2014 AAA Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). “Remaining Skeptical About Fraud” Presented at the KPMG, LLP KPMG Faculty Symposium New York, NY
  • Bierstaker, J., Downey, D. H., Rose, J. M., Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). “The Effects of a Fraud Story on Auditors' Mental Models, Risk Assessments, and Planning Judgments” Presented at the Bentley University 2014 Fall Research Colloquium on Big Data Waltham, MA
  • Rose, J. M., Parlee, M., Thibodeau, J. C. (2014). ““Metaphors and Auditor Professional Judgment: Can Metaphors Activate Professionally Skeptical Mindsets?” ” Presented at the2014 Auditing Midyear Meeting San Antonio, TX
  • Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Porco, B. (2013). “Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Confirmation Process into the Financial Statement Auditing Curriculum” Presented at the Bentley University Scholarly Activities Committee Waltham, MA
  • Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Porco, B. (2013). “Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Confirmation Process into the Financial Statement Auditing Curriculum” Presented at the Bentley University 2013 Fall Research Colloquium Waltham, MA
  • Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Porco, B. (2013). “Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Confirmation Process into the Financial Statement Auditing Curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA
  • Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Porco, B. (2013). “Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Confirmation Process into the Financial Statement Auditing Curriculum” Presented at the Bentley University Wilder Workshop Waltham, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). “How you can Simulate Real-Life Experiences in the Classroom through Discussion of Mini-Fraud Cases” Presented at the Rhode Island Association of Accounting Professors 2012 Accounting Educators' Conference Warwick, RI
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). “Invited Panelist to respond to Jonathan Weil's talk entitled "A Decade of Accounting Wars"” Presented at the American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting Providence, RI
  • Hanes, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Porco, B. (2012). “Simply Soups Inc.: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate the Electronic Confirmation Process into the Financial Statement Auditing Curriculum” Presented at the American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting Providence, RI
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). “Pathways Commission Report” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Annual Meeting Washington DC
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). “Using Fraud Cases to Improve Auditing and Accounting Education” Presented at the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Accounting Educators' Conference Waltham, MA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2012). “Accelerating Beyond Excellence: The Department of Accountancy at Bentley University” Presented at the Bentley University Leadership Donor Reception and Dinner Waltham, MA
  • Baxter, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2010). “"Does the use of intelligent online learning and assessment software enhance the acquisition of financial accounting knowledge?” Presented at theAmerican Accounting Association Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (2010). “Using Fraud Cases to Improve Auditing and Accounting Education” Presented at the New York State Society of CPAs 2010 Accounting Educators' Conference Albany, NY
  • Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2009). “An Approach to Teach Students about the Conceptual Framework and Careers -a Presentation by Recipients of AICPA Honorable Mention for the Sanders and Chain Awards for Innovation in Teaching”
  • Cleary, R. J., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). “Statistics and Fraud Detection: Benford's Law and Applications to Auditing”
  • Massey, D., Thibodeau, J. C., Usoff, C. A. (2008). “Perceptions of Generation Y CPA Recruits: The Importance of Work Life Balance and Flexibility” Presented at the American Accounting Association American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA
  • Levy, E. S., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2008). “An Approach to Teach Introduction to Accounting Students about the Conceptual Framework and Career Opportunities in the Post-Sarbanes Accounting Environment”
  • Gelinas, Jr., U. J., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). “Integrating Alchemy, Inc., in the AIS and auditing curricula at Bentley College” Presented at theAmerican Accounting Association Annual Conference San Francisco, CA
  • Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). “The Role of Community Service in a For-Profit Organization” Presented at theMid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association Philadelphia, PA
  • Feldmann, D. A., Koulish, R., Osterheld, K. K., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). “The Role of Community Service in a For-Profit Organization” Presented at theNational Meeting of the American Accounting Association San Francisco, CA
  • Gelinas, Jr., U. J., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Thibodeau, J. C. (2005). “Integrating Alchemy, Inc., in the AIS and auditing curricula at Bentley College” Presented at theNortheast Regional Conference of the American Accounting Association Tarrytown, NY
  • Gelinas, U., Thibodeau, J. C., Usoff, C. A., Levy, E. S. (2004). “Effectively Integrating Technology in the Audit Course: An Application of the Technology Acceptance Model” Presented at theAmericas Conference on Information Systems New York, New York
  • Thibodeau, J. C., Clausen, T. S., Schwarzkopf, D. L. (2004). “The relative effects of industry and task experience on auditors' sensitivity to cues in going-concern judgments: A signal detection theory approach” Presented at theCentral States Accounting Research Workshop Manhattan, KS
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Simnett, R., Thibodeau, J. C., Wright, A. (2002). “Business and Industry Knowledge: A Conceptual Model for Financial Analysts” Presented at theAmerican Accounting Association Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Simnett, R., Thibodeau, J. C., Wright, A. (2002). “Differential Use of Information by Financial Analysts in the New Economy: Implications for Financial Reporting” Presented at theMid-year Meeting of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association Orlando, FL
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Simnett, R., Thibodeau, J. C., Wright, A. (2001). “Differential Use of Information by Financial Analysts in the New Economy: Implications for Financial Reporting” Presented at theInternational Symposium on Auditing Research (ISAR) at Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  • Usoff, C. A., Thibodeau, J. C., Burnaby, P. A. (2001). “The Importance of Intellectual Capital and Its Effect on Performance Measurement Systems: An Empirical Observation”
  • Burnaby, P. A., Gelinas, Jr, U. J., Gogan, J. L., Schwarzkopf, D. L., Thibodeau, J. C. (2000). “Assimilating Assurance Services into the Accounting Curriculum”
  • Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Simnett, R., Thibodeau, J. C., Wright, A. (2000). “Differential Use of Information by Financial Analysts in the New Economy: Implications for Financial Reporting” Presented at theNew England Behavioral Accounting Research Series (NEBARS) Northeastern University, Boston
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (1997). “The Level of Managerial Ownership as a Determinant of Actuarial Cost Method Switches” Presented at theNortheast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association Binghamton, NY
  • Thibodeau, J. C. (1996). “Abstract - The Effect of Experience on the Development of Knowledge Structures That Transfer Across Audit Domains” Presented at theUniversity of Illinois Symposium on Auditing Research University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Accounting Advisory Board Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Audit/AIS Curriculum Committee 2018 - Present
  • Committee Member for AOL Advisory Board Member 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member for PhD Committee 2009 - Present
  • Primary Advisor To Sarah McCoy for Tenured Faculty 2021 - 2022
  • Primary Advisor To Sarah McCoy for Tenured Faculty 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for PwC Challenge Case Competition 2020 - 2020
  • Primary Advisor To Sarah McCoy for Tenured Faculty 2019 - 2020
  • Committee Chair for PwC Challenge Case Competition 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Chair for Accounting Advisory Board Committee 2012 - 2019
  • Primary Advisor To Sarah McCoy for Tenured Faculty 2018 - 2019
  • Committee Chair for PwC Challenge Case Competition 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for Audit/AIS Curriculum Committee 2000 - 2018
  • Primary Advisor To Sarah McCoy for Tenured Faculty 2017 - 2018
  • Committee Chair for PwC Challenge Case Competition 2017 - 2017
  • Invited Speaker for Beta Alpha Psi 2017 - 2017
  • Task Force Chair for Centennial Celebration Presentation 2017 - 2017
  • Principal Advisor to Tenure-Track Faculty for Tenured Faculty 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Chair for PwC Challenge Case Competition 2016 - 2016
  • Committee Chair for Departmental Recruiting Committee - 2015/2016 2015 - 2016
  • Secondary Advisor To Yannan Shen for Tenured Faculty 2015 - 2016
  • Invited Speaker for ID 306 - The Role of Community Service in a For Profit Organization 2000 - 2015
  • Principal Advisor to Tenure-Track Faculty for Tenured Faculty 2014 - 2015
  • Committee Member for PwC xTAX Case Competition 2004 - 2014
  • Committee Member for AACSB Research and Recruiting Reporting Committee 2014 - 2014
  • Committee Chair for Departmental Recruiting Committee - 2013 2013 - 2014
  • Moderator for Massachusetts Society of CPAs 2013 - 2013
  • Invited Speaker for GB 212 - Current Challenges for Accounting and Finance Professionals 2013 - 2013
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Student Advisor - Present
  • Committee Member for Institutional Review Board 2018 - Present
  • Ad-Hoc Volunteer for Career Services at Bentley Universtiy 1996 - Present
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department Information Session - Accountancy Major 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Chair for Promotion and Tenure Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department Information Session - Accountancy Major 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure Committee 2017 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Core Curriculum Task Force, Phase Two 2019 - 2019
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department Information Session - Accountancy Major 2018 - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Professor Pat Flynn 2018 - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Provost's Office 2018 - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Delta Sigma Pi - The Business Fraternity 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Board of Trustees Physical Facilities Committee - Bentley University 2016 - 2018
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department Information Session - Accountancy Major 2017 - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for Discover Bentley - Office of Diversity 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Centennial Faculty Committee - Bentley University 2015 - 2017
  • Guest Speaker for Discover Bentley - Office of Diversity 2016 - 2016
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department Information Session - Accountancy Major 2016 - 2016
  • Attendee for Advancement Department - 2015
  • Attendee for Advancement Department - 2015
  • Committee Member for Registrar's Office 2015 - 2015
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department - 2015
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Admissions Department - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Professor Pat Flynn 2014 - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for CFO Roundtable 2014 - 2014
  • Guest Speaker for Controller's Roundtable 2013 - 2013
  • Liasion - 2013 Fall Research Event for Research Committee 2013 - 2013
  • Guest Speaker for Bentley University Academic Integrity Society 2013 - 2013
  • Guest Speaker for CFO Roundtable 2013 - 2013
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Reviewer of Journal Aritcles 1996 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Current Issues in Auditing 2010 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Nominating Committee for the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association 2019 - 2019
  • Editorial Review Board Member for Advances in Accounting Education 2010 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Nominating Committee for the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Outstanding Educator Award Selection Committee - American Accounting Association 2018 - 2018
  • Committee Member for Nominating Committee for the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association 2017 - 2017
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for Marquette University - 2017
  • I am the President-Elect for the Auditing Section. For 2013/2014, I will serve as VP Academic. For 2014/2015, I will serve as President. For 2015/2016, I will serve as Past President. for Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. 2013 - 2016
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for Auburn University - 2014
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for George Mason University - 2014
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for Providence College - 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Issues in Accounting Education - 2014
  • Task Force Member for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Advances in Accounting Education - 2014
  • Strategic Planning Committee - Data for Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. 2010 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Accounting, Organizations and Society - 2012
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for American Accounting Association - 2012
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Accounting Education - 2012
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for University of Maine Educational System - 2012
  • Tenure Review Analysis and Recommendation Letter for University of Wisconsin Educational System - 2012