William Buslepp

William L. Buslepp

Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
2808 Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-0497
Fax: 225-578-6201
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday1:00-3:00 PM

Biographical Summary

William (Bill) Buslepp comes to LSU from Texas Tech University. He received his PhD in Accounting from Florida State University and his BA and MBA in Accounting from Michigan State University. His research examines the effects of regulation on financial intermediaries, specifically how the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) inspection process impacts audit quality. Bill's research has been published in The Accounting Review and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked in assurance and consulting services at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen and was an international Accounting Manager for Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Education

  • PhD Accounting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2009
  • MBA Accounting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1998
  • BA Accounting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1998

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Intermediate Accounting
  • Research Interests: Financial intermediaries (auditors and financial analysts)

Selected Research Publications

  • Buslepp, W. L., Delisle, R. Jared, and Victoravich, L.Does Part II of the PCAOB Inspection Report Provide New Information to the Market? A Re-Examination of Prior Evidence. Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Notbohm, M., and Abbott, L. J (2018). The Audit Market Effects of Disputing a GAAP-Deficient PCAOB Inspection Report. Advances in Accounting, 41, 126-140.
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Billings, B. K (2016). Strategic Management Guidance and Insider Trading Activities. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35(1), 84-104.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Bailey, C., Buchheit, S., and Fleischman, G. (2014). Successful Efforts versus Full Cost Accounting: A Size-Based Misconception?. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 62(4), 649-660.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Billings, B., and Huston, R. (2014). Worth the Hype? The Relevance of Paid-For Analyst Research for the Buy-and-Hold Investor. The Accounting Review, 89(3), 903-931.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Victoravich, L., Grove, H., and Xu, P. (2011). CEO Power, Equity Incentives, and Bank Risk . The Banking and Finance Review, 3(2).

Presentations

  • Buslepp, W. L., Abbott, L. J., Moon, J. R., and Swenson, L. (2018, August). SEO Underpricing and PCAOB Inspection Reports: Do Investors Use PCAOB Inspection Information?. Presented at 2019 AAA Annual Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Washington D.C..
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Abbott, L. J. (2018, January). An Investigation of the Market's Perception and Pricing of Auditor Competence: Evidence from PwC's Oscars Blunder. Presented at 2018 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Portland Oregon.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Legoria, J., Caviler-Rosa, R., and Shaw, D. L (2018, January). Misclassification of Audit-Related Fees as a Measure of Pre-Audit Financial Reporting Quality: Implications for Financial Reporting and Audit Quality.. Presented at 2018 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Portland Oregon.
  • Buslepp, W. L., Abbott, L. J., Moon, J. R., and Swenson, L. (2018, January). SEO Underpricing and PCAOB Inspection Reports: Do Investors Use PCAOB Inspection Information?. Presented at 2018 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Portland Oregon.
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Victoravich, L. M. (2017, January). PCAOB Quality Control Inspection Reports and Changes in Market Share: A Re-Examination of Prior Evidence . Presented at 2017 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Orlando Florida.
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Buchheit, S. (2016, May). PCAOB Form 2 Disclosure: A Firm-Level Signal of Audit Quality. Presented at 2016 Deloitte Foundation / University of Kansas Auditing Symposium sponsored by University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Abbott, L. J (2016, January). The Impact of the PCAOB Triennial Inspection Process on Inspection Year and Off-Year Audit Quality and Auditor Behavior.. Presented at 2016 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting sponsored by American Accounting Association, Scottsdale, AZ.

Working Papers

  • Buslepp, W. L., Legoria, J., Cavalier-Rosa, R., and Shaw, D. Lynn (2019). Misclassification of Audit-Related Fees as a Measure of Pre-Audit Financial Reporting Quality
  • Buslepp, W. L., Abbott, L. J, Barr-Pulliam, D., and Parker, S. (2018). The Real Effects of Internal Audit Function Quality: Evidence from investment Efficiency
  • Buslepp, W. L., Abbott, L. J, and Brown, V. L (2018). A Night at the Oscars: A Case Study on the Impact of Social Media on an Auditor's Professional Identity
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Sapkota, P. (2018). Do Investors Prefer a PCAOB-Registered Auditor? An Analysis Using Reg A+ Offerings
  • Buslepp, W. L. and Abbott, L. J. (2018). An Investigation of the Market's Perception and Pricing of Auditor Competence: Evidence from PwC's Oscars Blunder
  • Buslepp, W. L., Abbott, L. J., Moon, J. R., and Swenson, L. (2018). SEO Underpricing and PCAOB Inspection Reports: Do Investors Use PCAOB Inspection Information?

Employed by LSU since

May 17, 2016