Andrew Acito has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Acito is one of five new full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Pamplin this fall. Their addition reflects the college’s commitment to hiring faculty to further strengthen its teaching, research, and business outreach, particularly in areas concerning business analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sustainable global prosperity.

Acito received a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in finance and business process management from Indiana University.

Acito’s research publications have examined such topics as the materiality of accounting errors and the effects of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspections on auditor-client relationships.

At Michigan State University, he taught an undergraduate course on auditing, a graduate course on financial reporting decisions, and an international student orientation course in the master’s program in accounting.

His honors and awards include outstanding teacher awards in the master’s and undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State, the Ballard and Seashore Fellowship at the University of Iowa, and the American Accounting Association/Deloitte Doctoral Consortium Fellowship. 

Before embarking on his graduate studies, Acito worked at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a financial analyst and as an internal auditor.