Preeti Choudhary Receives Prestigious Award from the American Accounting Association

Preeti Choudhary

Preeti Choudhary, professor of accounting and Eller Fellow, has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2024 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award (“AAA award”) for her paper Auditors Quantitative Materiality Judgments: Properties and Implications for Financial Reporting Reliability, which was published in the December 2019 issue of the Journal of Accounting Research

The Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award was founded in 1978 to commemorate John Wildman—former partner of Deloitte—and to encourage research relevant to the professional practice of accounting which Wildman devoted a great time to. 

When the award was created, it was hoped that both the award and medal would be regarded as a signal of recognition of excellence in the field of accounting and would inspire young researchers to turn their endeavors toward solving some of the problems that affect public accounting.

“I’m thrilled about the recognition,” says Choudhary. “The paper made a very important contribution to practice by gaining a better understanding of how auditors set materiality and the implications of doing so.”

The award will be presented to Choudhary and her co-authors, Kenneth Merkley and Katherine Schipper on August 12 at the 2024 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Choudhary joined the Eller College of Management as associate professor in 2017. Previously, she was assistant professor at Georgetown University. She earned her PhD in Accounting from Duke University in 2008. Prior to academia, she worked as an internal auditor for The Washington Post and in enterprise risk services with Deloitte. Her research focuses on capital markets financial accounting, financial reporting for taxes, recognition versus disclosure and financial reporting reliability.