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Rick Mergenthaler
Associate Professor
Ernst & Young Research Fellow
Contact
319-335-0848
Office
W276 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Accounting, University of Washington, 2008
MAc, Brigham Young University, 2002
BS in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2002
Awards 
Dean's Teaching Award, 2011
Gilbert P. Maynard Excellence in Accounting Instruction Award, 2010
Old Gold Fellowship Recipient, 2009
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Recipient , Deloitte, 2007
Selected publications 

Principles-Based Standards and Earnings Attributes. Richard Mergenthaler, Paul Hribar, David Folsom, Kyle Peterson, Management Science (forthcoming)

The Effect of Corporate Governance Reform on Financial Reporting Fraud. Dain Donelson, John McInnis, Richard Mergenthaler, Journal of Law Finance and Accounting (forthcoming)

Explaining Rules-Based Characteristics in U.S. GAAP: Theories and Evidence. Richard Mergenthaler, Dain Donelson, John McInnis, Journal of Accounting Research, 2016, vol 54, 827-861

Discontinuities and Earnings Management: Evidence from Restatements Related to Securities Litigation. Dain C. Donelson, John M. McInnis, Richard Mergenthaler, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2013, vol 30, 242-268

Investor Sentiment and Pro Forma Earnings Disclosures. Nerissa C. Brown, Theodore E. Christensen, W. Brooke Elliott, Richard Mergenthaler, Journal of Accounting Research, 2012, vol 50, 1-40

The Timeliness of Bad Earnings News and Litigation Risk. Dain Donelson, John McInnis, Richard Mergenthaler, Yong Yu, The Accounting Review, 2012, vol 87, 1967-1991

Rules-Based Accounting Standards and Litigation. Dain C. Donelson, John McInnis, Richard Mergenthaler, The Accounting Review, 2012, vol 87, 1247-1279

Who Trades on Pro Forma Earnings Information?. Theodore E. Christensen, Nilabhra Bhattacharya, Ervin L. Black, Richard Mergenthaler, The Accounting Review, 2007, vol 82, 581-619

Empirical Evidence on Recent Trends in Pro Forma Reporting. Theodore E. Christensen, Nilabhra Bhattacharya, Ervin L. Black, Richard Mergenthaler, Accounting Horizons, 2004, vol 18, 27-43

Working papers 

Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Determinants of Annual Report Length. Amanda Gonzales, Samuel J. Melessa, Richard Mergenthaler

Financial Statement Comparability and the Efficiency of Acquisition Decisions. Ciao-Wei Chen, Daniel W. Collins, Todd Kravet, Richard Mergenthaler

The Effects of PCAOB Inspections on Auditor-Client Relationships. Richard Mergenthaler, Andrew Acito, Chris Hogan

Audit Fees and Interpretive Guidance. Dain Donelson, David Folsom, John Mcinnis, Kyle Peterson

The Effects of Private Litigation and Public Enforcement on the Characteristics of Narrative Firm Disclosures: A Century of Evidence. Amanda Gonzales, Paul Hribar, Samuel J. Melessa

CEO and CFO Career Penalties to Missing Quarterly Analysts Forecasts. Richard Mergenthaler, Shivaram Rajgopal, Suraj Srinivasan

Current and prior positions 
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2014 - Present
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowaw, August 2008 - July 2014
Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2002 - 2004
Committees and professional service 
Tippie College of Business Research Task Force, 2014 - Current
Research Committee, 2014 - Current
Profession Programs Committee, 2011 - Current
Ph.D. Committee, 2009 - Current
Tippie College of Business Dashboard Task Force, 2014 - 2015
Licensures and certifications 
Certified Public Accountant (lapsed), AICPA, September 2004