Patricia Wellmeyer

Patricia Wellmeyer

Associate Professor
Teaching Accounting and Academic Director, MPAc

SB2 403



PhD in Management, Accounting - NHH School of Economics, 2016
Master of Science in Accounting - CSU Fullerton, 2002
BS in Business - UC Riverside, 1996

Research Interest

Auditor Judgments

Audit and Financial Reporting Quality

IFRS/GAAP Convergence Issues

GAAP and Non-GAAP Reporting Issues

Patricia’s experience spans both the professional and academic arenas. In her over 10 years as an academic, Patricia has developed and taught courses across undergraduate and graduate programs in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, data analytics, and emerging topics in accounting. She also helped co-found and is the current academic director of Merage’s first Specialty Master Program, the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc).  Among the many electives she developed for the program is the School’s first ever accounting data analytics and ESG curriculum tracks. Patricia has investigated and authored both academic and practice papers on a range of topics related to audit quality, the impact of new regulation on market and financial reporting outcomes, and the impact of information technology on the audit process  In her over 10 years as a practicing CPA, Patricia assisted clients with a wide range of services, from full-scope audits of private and public entities to research and consultation on a range of reporting and GAAP issues.  Patricia is also the founder and current chair of the annual UCI Audit Committee Summit and is a member of the AAA, AICPA, CalCPA, and NACD.