• PhD Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University
  • MBA Management Information Systems & Finance, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • BA Computer Science, Tel-Aviv Jaffa College, Israel

Selected Publications

  • Hoitash, U. and A. Mkrtchyan. 2017. Recruiting the CEO from the Board: Determinants and Consequences, forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Hoitash, R. and U. Hoitash. 2017. Measuring Accounting Reporting Complexity with XBRL, forthcoming, The Accounting Review.
  • Hoitash, R., U. Hoitash. and A. Kurt. 2016. Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers? Journal of Accounting and Economics, 61(2-3): 414-432.
  • Cohen, J., U. Hoitash, G. Krishnamoorthy, A. Wright. (2014). “Audit committee industry expertise and financial reporting quality.” The Accounting Review, 89(1), 243-273.
  • Hoitash R., U. Hoitash, K. Johnstone. (2012). “Internal control material weaknesses and CFO compensation.” Contemporary Accounting Research, 29(3), 768- 803.
  • Hoitash, U. (2011). “Should independent board members with social ties to management disqualify themselves from serving on the board?” Journal of Business Ethics, 3(March), 399-423.
  • Faleye,O., R. Hoitash, U. Hoitash. (2011). “The Costs of intense board monitoring.” Journal of Financial Economics, 101(1), 160-181.
  • Hoitash U., R. Hoitash, J. Bedard. (2009). “Regulatory intent and political reality: evidence on corporate governance and internal controls in the post-SOX world.” The Accounting Review, 84(3), 811-838.

Selected Presentations

  • Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), Bentley Research Seminar, “Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers?”, Bentley.
  • Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), Northeastern Research Seminar, “Do Accountants Make Better Chief Financial Officers?”, Northeastern University.
  • Hoitash, Udi (Presenter Only), D’Amore-McKim School of Business Research Showcase. (October 31, 2013).
  • Hoitash, Udi (Author Only), auditing midyear conference, “Audit Committee Elections”, AAA, New Orleans. (January 17, 2013).
  • Hoitash, Udi (Presenter & Author), Faleye, Olubunmi (Author Only), Northeastern Research Seminar, “Industry Expertise on Corporate Boards”. (2012).

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Hoitash has research interests in corporate governance, the effect of SOX on the auditing market, internal controls, audit fees, CFO expertise, XBRL and measuring accounting complexity.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Professor Hoitash worked as a software developer. He also taught at Rutgers University and Tel-Aviv University.

Services to the Profession

Professor Hoitash is a member of the American Accounting Association. He serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and theory. He also serves as an Ad-Hoc reviewer for the Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Awards & Recognition

  • Gary Gregg Research Fellowship, Northeastern University (2016-2021)
  • Walsh Research Professor, Northeastern University (2016-2018)
  • Riesman Research Professor, Northeastern University (2014-2016)
  • Denise and Robert DiCenso Research Fellowship, Northeastern University (2011-2016)
  • Grant from the PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires program (2007): “Remediation of Internal Control Material Weaknesses” (with Jean Bedard, Rani Hoitash, and Kim Westermann)
  • Rutgers Business School PhD Program Summer Research Scholarship Competition (2007)
  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa College, Dean’s List scholarships (2001-2002)