Maureen Francis Mascha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting


As a CPA and a former audit manager I have practical experience that I bring to the classroom and to my roles as Coordinator of the Forensic Program in Accounting and advisor of Beta Alpha Psi.

Research Overview

My focus is three-fold: decision accuracy under uncertainty, specifically the effectiveness of internal controls; the effect of technology on learning outcomes; and the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on PCAOB inspections, specifically the financial close process.

I love boxer dogs. I rescue them and consider them part of my family.


SOX 404(b) Audits: Evidence from Auditing the Financial Close Process of the Accounting System

PCAOB Inspections: An Analysis of Entity-level and Application-level Control Risk Deficiencies XBRL-enabled, Spreadsheet, or PDF?

Factors Influencing Exclusive User Choice if Reporting Technology

Teaching Focus

My focus is on technology and data analysis in delivering course material. Data analysis, including learning contemporary software, is an important skill for successful placement and promotion.

Previous Roles

International Audit Manager, Fortune 500 company

Maureen Francis Mascha



Office Location:

Anderson 301


  • Ph.D, Accounting, University of Kentucky
  • MBA Systems Analysis &Design, DePaul University
  • BSC, Accounting , DePaul University

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • CPA (Illinois)
  • CISA (certified information systems auditor)