Brian Ballou

EY Professor & Co-Director, Center for Business Excellence
Miami University

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, has actively taught, researched, and worked with executives in enterprise risk management and reporting in varying capacities since 1999. His graduate-level enterprise risk management and reporting course is one of the only courses of its kind in the United States and is taught utilizing a corporate governance perspective. He has conducted executive education courses on enterprise risk management and reporting since 2001. He also has taught, researched, and worked with executives in governance-oriented, business risk based auditing approaches since 1998, including extensive seminars conducted for KPMG throughout the United States each summer since 1999, an upcoming textbook utilizing a global enterprise risk management approach to auditing, and membership on the AICPA Risk Assessment Task Force. He also has taught and published articles relating to fraud investigation and forensic accounting. His articles and instructional cases in the area have been published in academic and practitioner journals. Dr. Ballou has received grants related to risk management from the Economic Development Administration. Dr. Ballou has worked as a senior analyst for LEXIS/NEXIS (1991–92), senior associate for Ernst & Young, LLP (1989–1991), and postgraduate intern at the FASB (1988–89).

Ph.D., Accounting, Michigan State University (1996)
B.S.B.A., Accounting, Ohio State University (1988)

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