Research InterestsAudit Quality
Financial Reporting Quality
Teaching InterestsAudit (also qualified to teach financial accounting, financial statement analysis)
BioTimothy Seidel is currently in his third year as a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas. His research to date has focused on auditor independence and audit quality as well as the effects of disclosure on earnings management behavior. Timothy is a recipient of the Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (ADS). Prior to his doctoral studies Timothy was the manager of corporate reporting at Darden Restaurants, responsible for all technical accounting matters and SEC reporting. Prior to his experience at Darden, Timothy was a manager in the audit practice of Ernst & Young and was with the firm for seven years. Timothy managed and participated in audits of companies in the manufacturing, technology, healthcare and utilities industries. Timothy was selected as a trainer at the national level to lead internal staff trainings covering audit methodology, accounting updates and issues. Timothy is a member of the AICPA and AAA and is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. Timothy received a masterís degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelorís degree from Brigham Young University.