Kenneth L. Bills

Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems

270 North Business Complex

East Lansing, MI 48824-1034

United States

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Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

The Spillover Effect of SEC Comment Letters through Audit Firms

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2021
Kenneth L. Bills, Ryan Cating, Chenxi Lin and Timothy A. Seidel
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Central Arkansas, University of Oklahoma and Brigham Young University
Downloads 522 (79,230)
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SEC, comment letter, spillover effect, audit quality, auditor competency

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Chief Audit Executive Turnover: Market Reactions, Financial Reporting Quality, and Audit Risk Assessment

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2020
Kenneth L. Bills, Hua‐Wei Huang, Yi-Hung Lin and David A. Wood
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, National Cheng Kung University - Accounting, Monash University and Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy
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internal auditor turnover, financial reporting quality, audit risk, chief audit executive (CAE)

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Spatial Competition at the Intersection of the Large and Small Audit Firm Markets

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Kenneth L. Bills and Nathaniel M. Stephens
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and BYU-Hawaii
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spatial competition; market for audit services; market space; differentiation; small audit market

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The Impact of Benefit Plan Audits on the Financial Statement Audit

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2022
Jaclyn Prentice, Kenneth L. Bills and Gary F. Peters
University of Central Oklahoma, Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
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auditor choice; audit quality; audit-related services; benefit plan audits; switching costs

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The Market Premium for Audit Partners with Big 4 Experience

Accounting Horizons, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2020
Ally Zimmerman, Kenneth L. Bills and Monika Causholli
Florida State University - Department of Accounting, Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and University of Kentucky - Von Allmen School of Accountancy
Downloads 304 (146,450)
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auditor reputation, audit quality, audit fees, non-Big 4, Big 4 experience, audit partners

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Accounting Firm Association Membership and Audit Firm Growth

Northeastern U. D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Paper No. 3120493
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2021
Northeastern University - Accounting Group, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - School of Accountancy, Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and University of Nebraska at Lincoln - School of Accountancy
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associations, networks, small audit firms, clientele growth, legitimacy

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The Influence of Turnover among Other Top Executives and Local Market Characteristics on Financial Reporting Risk in the Presence of CEO and CFO Continuity

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech, Brigham Young University and Mississippi State University
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Turnover, financial reporting risk, audit fees, financial reporting quality

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Does the PCAOB’s Emphasis on Management Review Controls Improve Financial Reporting Decisions? Evidence from Goodwill Impairments

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Sep 2022
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Michigan State UniversityMichigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and Michigan State University - Eli Broad College of Business
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Management review controls; internal controls; PCAOB inspections; goodwill impairment; financial reporting decisions

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Collaborating with Competitors: How Do Small Firm Accounting Associations and Networks Successfully Manage Coopetitive Tensions?

Contemporary Accounting Research, 38 (1): 545-579, 2021
Posted: 21 May 2020 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2021
Kenneth L. Bills, Christie Hayne and Sarah E. Stein
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Virginia Tech

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coopetition, transactional mechanisms, relational mechanisms, associations and networks, interorganizational relationships, small accounting firms

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To Share or Not to Share: The Importance of Peer Firm Similarity to Auditor Choice

Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 83 (May): 1-24, 2020
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2020
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech, Memorial University and Virginia Tech

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auditor choice, product similarity, auditor knowledge, proprietary costs

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A Field Study on Small Accounting Firm Membership in Associations and Networks: Implications for Audit Quality

The Accounting Review 93 (5): 73-96 (2018)
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2019
Kenneth L. Bills, Christie Hayne and Sarah E. Stein
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Virginia Tech

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Associations and Networks, Interorganizational Relationships, Small Accounting Firms, Audit Quality, Field Study

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Do CEO Succession and Succession Planning Affect Stakeholders' Perceptions of Financial Reporting Risk? Evidence from Audit Fees

Accounting Review, Vol. 92, No. 4, 2017
Posted: 30 May 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2017
Kenneth L. Bills, Ling Lei Lisic and Timothy A. Seidel
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business and Brigham Young University

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CEO succession, succession planning, financial reporting risk, audit fees, heir apparent, insider CEO

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Small Audit Firm Membership in Associations, Networks, and Alliances: Implications for Audit Quality and Audit Fees

The Accounting Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, 2016
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2017
Kenneth L. Bills, Lauren M. Cunningham and Linda A. Myers
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Tennessee - Haslam College of Business and University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business, Accounting and Information Management

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associations, networks, small audit firms, audit quality, audit fees

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Auditor Industry Specialization and Evidence of Cost Efficiencies in Homogenous Industries

The Accounting Review 90 (5): 1721-1754, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2321741
Posted: 07 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2015
Kenneth L. Bills, Debra C. Jeter and Sarah E. Stein
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Vanderbilt University - Accounting and Virginia Tech

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auditor industry specialization, audit fees, economies of scale, homogenous industries, complex industries

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Growing Pains: Audit Quality and Office Growth

Contemporary Accounting Research, Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 288–313, Spring 2016
Posted: 15 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Alabama - Culverhouse School of Accountancy and North Carolina State University

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Audit Quality, Office Growth, Restatements, Abnormal Accruals