Brian Ballou, Ph.D. and Dan Heitger, Ph.D. have extensively taught, researched, and worked with students and executives in integrating integrity in corporate governance and executive decision-making, leadership in strategy and risk management, and transparency in stakeholder engagement, including sustainability since 1999. They co-instruct the only course series of its kind in the United States that integrates these topics. These courses are delivered to a variety of audiences, including undergraduate and graduate students and executives. Ballou and Heitger have performed joint research projects with executives from the following organizations: AICPA (SVP Technical Standards); Cincinnati Works (Co-Founder); Cleveland Clinic (Chief Integrity Officer); Costco (Executive Team); Crowe Horwath (Sustainability Partners); Ernst & Young (Global Vice Chair), KPMG (Head of Research); Miami University (Athletic Director); and U.S. Congress (Michael Oxley). Their publications have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Managerial Accounting Research, Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, International Journal of Accounting Management Accounting Quarterly, and Strategic Finance.
They are internationally recognized as international thought leaders in accounting for sustainability:
Key initiatives developed through the Center for Business Excellence (CBE) include:
Dr. Ballou also specializes in business risk based auditing—leading training sessions for KPMG, co-authoring a textbook utilizing a global ERM approach to auditing, and serving on the AICPA Risk Assessment Task Force. His publications have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Managerial Accounting Research, Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Strategic Finance. Dr. Ballou received his BSBA from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He also served a one-year internship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board and worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young.
Dr. Heitger also specializes in performance measurement issues—co-authoring three introductory textbooks on financial and managerial accounting that emphasizes performance measurement and transparency. He was the only academic to be named as one of the initial Yale University Millstein Center Rising Stars of Corporate Governance. He co-founded Indiana Executive Systems, an organization that provides executive education for large international organizations. His publications have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, Management Accounting Quarterly, The International Journal of Accounting, and Strategic Finance. Dr. Heitger received his BS in accounting and mathematics from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He interned with Ernst & Young.
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