Dave Ricchiute

Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy

Dave  Ricchiute

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Endowed Position

Deloitte Professor


Dave Ricchiute, Deloitte Professor of Accountancy, teaches courses in auditing & assurance services and studies professional judgment & decision making. Research appears in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations & Society, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, among others. Formerly on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he has served as Director of Research of the Audit Section of the AAA, on the editorial boards of accounting and auditing journals, and on committees of the AAA and the AICPA. Ricchiute has been engaged by public companies and by public accounting firms to testify or consult in proceedings brought in federal and state court and before the American Arbitration Association and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. University of Notre Dame teaching awards include: Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Mendoza College of Business (three times) and M.S. in Accountancy Outstanding Teacher of the Year (twice).

Areas of Expertise

Auditing and Financial Accounting

Professional Judgment and Decision Making


BBA, Bryant College

DBA, University of Kentucky

MS, University of Kentucky


"Evidence Complexity and Information Search in the Decision to Restate Prior-Period Financial Statements", Journal of Accounting Research, 48, 2010.


"Auditing & Assurance Services", Cincinnati: South-Western Publishing, 1st ed. (1982) through 8th ed. (2006),