Marshall Romney

Marshall Romney

Chairman, Information Systems Department, John and Nancy Hardy Professor of Information Systems,
Information Systems, Department of

Office: 790A TNRB
Phone: (801) 422-5704


Marshall B. Romney, PhD, CPA, CFE, is the John and Nancy Hardy Professor of Accounting and Information Systems in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from BYU. Upon graduation, Marshall worked as an auditor with Touche Ross & Co in Los Angeles. Marshall left public accounting to earn a Ph.D. degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin . At Texas, Marshall was twice awarded the Arthur Anderson Accounting Excellence Award and was awarded a dissertation grant from R.D. Irwin.

Marshall has published 25 different books, including the leading text on Accounting Information Systems. He has also had over 100 articles published in academic and professional journals or as chapters in books. Several of the articles have been nominated for and won the journal’s article of the year award. He is the recipient of eight research grants from CPA firms, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Accounting Association. He has made almost 70 presentations at academic and professional conferences. He has been on the editorial board of 10 academic and professional journals and has served as a reviewer for 7 others. He has developed 12 CPE courses and has taught for or consulted with over 60 different organizations.

Marshall is a past president of the Information Systems section of the AAA. He was a member of both the Information Technology Executive Committee and the IT Practices Subcommittee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was the chairman of the Information Technology committee for the Utah Association of CPAs, who presented him with the outstanding chairperson award. He has served on numerous other committees for the AICPA, AAA, UACPA, and the IIA. He was an advisor to the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting.

At BYU, Marshall is the Chair of the Information Systems Department and is the director of both the graduate and undergraduate Information Systems programs. He has also served on the University’s Faculty Advisory Council, the MSM Executive Committee, the MSM Evaluation Committee, and numerous department committees.


  • PHD, Accounting, UNIV OF TEXAS AUSTIN, 1977
  • MA, Accounting, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1972
  • BS, Accounting, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 1971

Group Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association - Largest international organization for accounting academics 1976 - 2006

Selected Publications

  • "Accounting Information Systems, 12th Edition", Edition 12th Edition, Issue 12th Edition, Pages 697, Prentice Hall, 2011.    
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Great Plains 10.0: Focus on Internal Controls, with Terri Brunson and Paul Steinbart, Prentice Hall,", Prentice Hall, 2009.    
  • "The IS Core: An Integration of the Core IS Courses", Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) [this is a B-level journal], Volume 20, Pages 451-468, 2009.    
  • "Importing External Data into Excel 2007 from Databases and the Web", Journal of Accountancy, 2009.    
  • "Certified Fraud Examiners: A Survey of Their Training, Experience and Curriculum Recommendations", Journal of Forensic Accounting, Volume VII, Pages 163-184, 2006.    
  • "Mass Mailings Made Simple", Journal of Accountancy, Volume 199, Pages 48-55, 2005.    
  • "Implementing a Graduate Management Consulting Course", Journal of Information Systems, 1993.    
  • "A Matter of Honesty", Ensign, LDS Church, 1984.    
  • "Probability Elicitation in Auditing: Additional Evidence on the Equivalent Prior Sample Method", Advances in Accounting, Pages pp. 267-290, 1984.    
  • "Teaching Accounting Information Systems Using a Case Study Approach", Journal of Accounting Education, Pages pp. 145-154, 1984.    
  • "The Use of Personal Computers in Accounting Education", Journal of Accounting Education, Pages pp. 11-19, 1983.    
  • "The Use of the EPS Method in Eliciting Auditors' Prior Probability Distributions", Proceedings of the 983 Annual AIDS Conference, 1983.    
  • "Auditors' Prior Probability Distributions for Account Balances", Accounting, Organizations and Society, Edition No. 1, Volume Vol. VII, Issue No. 1, Pages pp. 27-41, 1982.    
  • "How to Detect and Prevent Business Fraud", Pages 277 pp, Prentice-Hall, 1982.    
  • "Calibration of Auditor's Probabilistic Judgments: Some Empirical Evidence", Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 1982.    
  • "Auditors and the Detection of Fraud", Journal of Accountancy, Pages pp. 63-69, 1980.    


  • Outstanding Research Award , Marriott School of Management , 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award , Marriott School of Management , 2000
  • John W. and Nancy S. Professor , Marriott School, BYU , 1999
  • Outstanding Committee Chairperson , Utah Association of CPAs , 1997


  • Spanish

Administrative Assignments

  • Department Chair — 2005

Certificates and Licenses

  • CFE Assn of Certified Fraud Examiners 1991
  • CPA AICPA 1974

BYU Citizenship

  • Faculty Advisory Council Committee/Council Member 1995 - 1998