Jade (Huayu) Chen

2021-2022 Job Market Candidate

McClelland Hall 301

1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108


Master of Science in Accounting, Michigan State University

Bachelor of Economics in Public Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics

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Jade (Huayu) Chen received her Bachelor of Economics in Public Finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. After graduation, she worked for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China as a personal financial manager for four years. Prior to joining the Doctoral Program at the University of Arizona in 2017, Jade completed her Master of Science in Accounting from Michigan State University. Jade’s current research interests include financial and auditing issues. Outside of academia, Jade enjoys spending time with her beloved husband and lovely daughter, as well as traveling, and discovering new restaurants.  

Teaching Interest

  • Data Analytics
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting

Teaching Experience

  • Accounting 562A: Technology for Accountants                                                                                               
  • University of Arizona Accounting and Finance SAS Camp for Doctoral Students                                                
  • ACCT 200: Introduction to Financial Accounting

Research Interest

  • Auditors' supply of audit quality
  • Internal governance and human capital management in audit firms
  • The role of auditing and audit regulation in capital market

Working Papers

  • " When Employees Go to Court: Audit Office Labor Market Reputation and Audit Quality" (Job market paper)
    • Committee: Jayanthi Sunder (chair), Preeti Choudhary, Katharine Drake, Paul Michas
    • Best Archival Paper Award at Auditing Midyear Meeting 2022
    • Status: Revise & Resubmit at JAR
    • Presentations: AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, University of Arizona, Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference 2022, AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting 2022
  • "Air Pollution and Audit Quality within the United States" (with Paul Michas, Dan Russomanno, and Wenzi Zhuang)
    • Status: Revise & Resubmit at AJPT
    • Presentations: The Fifth Annual Eller Faculty Research Symposium in University of Arizona, University of Arizona, Villanova University*, AAA Western Regional conference 2020, AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting 2021*
  • "The Impact of National Office Governance on Audit Quality" (with Preeti Choudhary)
    • Status: Preparing to submit
    • Presentations: PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets 2020*, University of Arizona, Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference 2021, AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting 2021, AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting 2021

*Indicates presentation by coauthor

Work in Progress

  • "The Verification Role of SOX 404(b) Internal Control Audits: Evidence from Small Reporting Companies' Voluntary Disclosure" (with Preeti Choudhary, Aditi Khatri, and Shyam Sunder)
    • Status: Data processing

Awards and Honors

  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow                                                           
  • University of Arizona - GPSC Research and Project Grant                                                                                
  • AAA Audit Midyear Doctoral Consortium Fellow                                                                                           
  • Best Reviewer Award for Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference                                                                  
  • AAA Audit Midyear Doctoral Consortium Fellow
  • The Deloitte & Touche/Michael Licata Endowed Scholarship, MSU