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Dr. Jill D'Aquila

Dr. Jill D'Aquila

Professor of Accounting

Davis College of Business

Email address  jdaquil@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7659
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Office location  Davis College of Business, 283

Jill D'Aquila, PhD, CPA has been an accounting educator for over twenty years and has also worked in industry - primarily in internal auditing and in public accounting.  In addition to working with undergraduate, MBA, and DBA students, she also serves as the Director of Placement for accounting and finance students in the department.  She has been an active member of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, and the American Institute of CPAs.  She has over twenty refereed journal articles, has presented at numerous conferences around the country, and is a reviewer for several business journals.  Her research interests include internal control, fraudulent financial reporting, ethics, teaching methods, and sustainability. 


  • PhD - Business Education - New York University
  • MA - Business Education - New York University
  • BS - Accounting - Binghamtom University

Doctoral dissertation: Internal Control Environment Forces and Financial Reporting Decisions Made by Financial Accountants (1999).

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Accounting - Jacksonville University 2007-Present
  • Associate Professor of Accounting - Iona College 1996-2007

Professional Experience

  • 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 Research

My research interests include fraudulent financial reporting, ethics, internal control, teaching, and sustainability. I have published in Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Managerial Auditing Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations; CPA Journal, 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 also serve as a reviewer for other journals and conferences.  Some recent publications include:​

Chen, Y., Capriotti, K., and D’Aquila, J.  Miller Energy’s Fraud and KPMG’s Audit Failure.  Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, forthcoming 2021.
D’Aquila, J.M., Wang, D. and Mattia, A. Are Instructor Generated YouTube Videos Really Effective in Accounting Classes? A Study of Student Performance, Engagement, Motivation, and Perception. Journal of Accounting Education, June 2019, 63-74.
D’Aquila, J.M. The Current State of Sustainability Reporting:  A Work in Progress.  CPA Journal, July 2018, 45-52.

Personal Interests

Skiing, biking, hiking, yoga