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Patricia Wellmeyer
  • Key Research/Interest Areas:
    • Auditor materiality judgments
    • Professional skepticism in auditor decision making
    • IFRS/GAAP convergence issues
  • Education:

    PhD in progress, NHH Norway 

    MS in Accountancy, CSU Fullerton

    BS in Business Administration-Accounting, UC Riverside

Brief Bio

Although born in Seville, Spain, where most of her family still resides, Professor Wellmeyer migrated to the United States at a young age and has lived most of her life in Southern California.  Professionally, Professor Wellmeyer’s career spans across both the academic and public accounting arenas.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Patricia’s experience includes work in the Auditing and Assurance department at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and as an independent consultant in the fields of auditing and financial reporting. Academically, Professor Wellmeyer has taught both undergraduate and graduate financial/managerial and auditing courses at several universities, including Cypress College, California State University, Fullerton, and University of California, Riverside. Her research in the area of auditor materiality judgments has earned her recognition from both the American Association of Accountants and its European equivalent, the European Accounting Association.

Publications
  • Award of Achievement form the California Society of CPAs
  • Deloitte and Touche Accounting Scholars Award
  • Federation of Schools of Accountancy Student Achievement Award


Paper- “The Impact of Qualitative Factors on Audit Risk and Auditors’ Materiality Judgments: An Analysis of the Effects of SAB 99 on Auditors’ Decisions.” Accepted for presentation at the American Association of Accountants Mid-Year Auditing Conference-2010 and European Symposium on Auditing-2010.