Jacob Jaggi

2019-2020 Job Market Candidate

McClelland Hall 301

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Internal and external auditing
  • Debt contracting


PhD in Management (Accounting), University of Arizona, 2020 [Expected]

MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2013

BS in accounting, Utah State University, 2005

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Jacob is currently a doctoral candidate at The University of Arizona in the School of Accountancy and expects to graduate in May 2020. He is advised by Preeti Choudhary (Co-Chair), Jayanthi Sunder (Co-Chair), Lin Cheng, and Paul Michas. His research interests include corporate governance, monitoring mechanisms (including audit committees and internal/external auditing), and debt contracting. Prior to entering the doctoral program at the University of Arizona, Jacob worked in several accounting capacities, including as internal auditor, controller, and SEC reporting analyst, and in several industries, including manufacturing, mining, and non-profit.

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (2016, 2017)
  • Ethics CPE Seminars (2017, 2018)
  • Business for Scientists – accounting portion (2018-2019)

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting


• “When does the internal audit function enhance audit committee effectiveness?”

• “Auditor communication provisions in private loan agreements: Do they matter?”

          with Lin Cheng, Paul Michas, and Jeffrey Schatzberg

          - Preparing for second round submission at Contemporary Accounting Research

• “Audit committee oversight and financial reporting quality: Are audit committees
          with Preeti Choudhary and Musaib Ashraf 

• “Customer concentration of targets in mergers and acquisitions”
          with Mei Cheng and Spencer Young

• “GAAP Restrictions and the debt-contracting value of accounting information”
          with Lin Cheng and Spencer Young