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Barri Litt, Ph.D.

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Professor - Accounting


Accounting and Taxation


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

I am a dedicated and outgoing educator with an incredibly strong passion for teaching, research, and assisting students in achieving their maximum intellectual potential!

I graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's and master's of accounting, maintaining a perfect 4.0 and being highly involved in its academic and athletic communities. During this time, I also completed an Audit Internship with Ernst & Young, LLP and a master's thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility, which remains a major inspiration for my current research.

I went on to work as an Auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP and sit for my Certification in Public Accounting. I received perfect scores on the Financial Accounting, Tax and Regulation, and Auditing sections and was honored to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 2007, acknowledging a top ten score on the CPA Examination out of over 50,000 national candidates.

Motivated by my passion for accounting, learning, and teaching, I then earned my PhD in Accounting at Florida International University, focusing on Auditing, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Currently, I conduct research in these areas, and most of all, I love teaching Accounting and inspiring my wonderful students at NSU!

  • Ph.D. - Florida International University - Accounting
  • M.Acc. - University of Florida - Accounting
  • B.S. - University of Florida - Accounting

ACT 2030 Foundations of Accounting 2

ACT 3050 Intermediate Accounting I

ACT 3900 Accounting Internship

ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting 1

ACT 5140 Accounting For Decision Makers

ACT 5780 Accounting Internship

Multidimensional Student Locus of Control, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2014, Atlanta, GA

Teaching Ethics Early: Accounting’s Contribution to the Academy, Academy of Business Education Annual Meeting, 2012, Charleston, SC

Desai, V., Desai, R., Davidyan, J., Litt, B. (2021). Globalization and the Accounting Profession: Lessons Learned from India. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, 17(1), 104-140.

Litt, B., Sharma, D., Ananthanarayanan, U. (2021). CEO Compensation and Audit Fees: Evidence from New Zealand. International Journal of Auditing, 25(1), 117-141.

Barri Litt, Divesh Sharma, & Vineeta Sharma (2018). Environmental Responsibility, External Assurance and Firm Valuation. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 37(4), pp. 207-233.

Barri Litt & Paul Tanyi (2017). The unintended consequences of the frequency of PCAOB inspection. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 44(1-2), pp. 116-153.

Barri Litt, Paul Tanyi, & Divesh Sharma (2017). Costs of Mandatory Periodic Audit Partner Rotation: Evidence from Audit Fees and Audit Timeliness. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 36(1), pp. 129-149.

Vikram Desai, Renu Desai, & Barri Litt (2015). Incumbent audit firm pricing: a response to entry of the Big Four accounting firms in India. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies 5(4), pp. 382-394.

Barri Litt, Paul Tanyi, Divesh Sharma, & Thuy Simpson (2014). Audit Partner Rotation and Financial Reporting Quality. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 33(3), pp. 59-86.

Barri Litt, Divesh Sharma, & Vineeta Sharma (2014). Environmental Initiatives and Earnings Management. Managerial Auditing Journal 29(1), pp. 76-106.

Barri Litt & John Sennetti (2013). Persuasion as a Prelude to Proof: Theory Acceptance in Accounting Research. Advances in Business Research 4(1), pp. 54-67.

Barri Litt (2013). Why Do Firms Invest in Capital Expenditures? Evidence from Environmental Initiatives. International Journal of Business and Social Science 4(8), pp. 51-58.

Barri Litt (2012). An examination of accounting and auditing issues related to strategic environmental initiatives. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences 73(2-A), pp. 668.