Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Faculty & Research

Dr. Jill D'Aquila

AACSBAACSB Accreditation

Associate Professor of Accounting

PhD - Business Education - New York University
MA - Business Education  - New York University
B.S. - Accounting - Binghamtom University
Received the Paul Lomax Award for Outstanding Doctoral Graduate in Business Education at NYU and the Delta Pi Epsilon National Research Award for doctoral dissertation: Internal Control Environment Forces and Financial Reporting Decisions Made by Financial Accountants.
Academic Experience
Associate Professor of Accounting - Jacksonville University 2007-Present
Associate Professor of Accounting - Iona College 1996-2007
Professional Experience
Partner - D’Aquila & Company, LLP, CPAs (2007-present)
Business Advisor – Select Wines, LLC (1989-2006)
Senior Internal Auditor – New York University (1989-1996)
Auditor – Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs (1987-1989)
I am a CPA with work experience in public accounting (Laventhol & Horwath) and internal auditing (New York University), among other accounting areas. I am currently a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the American Accounting Association.
Recent Scholarship & Research

D’Aquila, J.M. and R. Houmes, COSO’s Updated Internal Control and Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks:  Appling the Concepts to Governments and Not-for-Profit Organizations. CPA Journal, May, 2014, 54-59.


D’Aquila, J. COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework:  Updating the Original Concepts for Today’s Environment. CPA Journal, October 2013, 2-9.


D’Aquila, J.  “Integrating Sustainability into the Reporting Process and Elsewhere:  Obstacles and Best Practices for CPAs.  CPA Journal, April 2012, 16-24).


My research interests include fraudulent financial reporting, ethics, internal control, teaching, and sustainability. I have published in CPA Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Research on Accounting Ethics, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Teaching Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business and Economics Research, Global Perspectives in Accounting Education, and Journal of Education for Business, among others. I am an ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics and have also served as a reviewer for other journals and conferences.
Personal Interests
Skiing, biking, sailing, hiking