Aaron Saiewitz received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his B.S. in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Saiewitz primarily teaches courses on auditing and assurance services at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Saiewitz’s research focuses on auditor-client communication, auditor professional skepticism, and the influence of national culture on auditor judgments. His research has appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society; Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Current Issues in Auditing; IEEE Intelligent Systems; and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory and Review Board for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. He is an alumnus of the AICPA Foundation’s Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) Program and has received research grants from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Saiewitz was a Director at a regional CPA firm in New Jersey. He specialized in audits of mid-size closely-held businesses and aided emerging pre-IPO companies with their financial reporting. He was also heavily involved in transactional work for his clients. He began his auditing career at Arthur Andersen in the firm’s Enterprise Group, primarily involved in audits of companies engaged in IPOs.
Dr. Saiewitz is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Nevada and New Jersey.