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Eldar Maksymov

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3606

Professor Maksymov grew up in Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. After Ukraine became independent in 1991, the country switched its economic system from the planned socialist economy to the free enterprise system, and in 1994 Professor Maksymov started two successful businesses in resale and real estate at the age of 17. In 1996 Professor Maksymov moved to London, UK, and eventually to the United States to study accounting. He graduated with Master's of Accountancy from Brigham Young University (2004), got his CPA license while working for Deloitte (2004-2009), and earned his Ph.D. in Accounting at Cornell University (2015). Since 2014, Professor Maksymov has been a proud Sun Devil faculty member teaching (ACC450 "Principles of Auditing") and publishing at ASU.

  • Ph.D. Accounting, Cornell University
  • M.S. Management, Cornell University
Research Interests: 
  • Behavioral research (qualitative, survey, and experimental methods) of financial reporting monitors (auditors, litigators, regulators, media, etc.)
  • Call, A., S. Emett, E. Maksymov, and N. Sharp. Meet the Press: Survey Evidence on Financial Journalists as Information Intermediaries. Journal of Accounting and Economics (forthcoming).
  • Maksymov, E. Auditors’ Evaluation of Management’s Competence after Failure in Internal Control. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (forthcoming).
  • Frank, M., E. Maksymov, M. Peecher and D. Reffett. 2021. Beyond Risk-Shifting: The Knowledge-Transferring Role of Audit Liability Insurers. Contemporary Accounting Research 38(3), 224-2263.
  • Donelson, D. C.., M. Ege, A. Imdieke, and E. Maksymov. 2020. The Revival of Large Consulting Practices at the Big 4 and Audit Quality. Accounting, Organizations, and Society 87, 101157.
  • Ege, M., W. R. Knechel, P. T. Lamoreaux, and E. Maksymov. 2020. The PCAOB’s inspection findings, auditors’ public responses, and what happened next: A multi-method analysis. Accounting, Organizations, and Society 84, 101131.
  • Maksymov, E., J. Pickerd, D. J. Lowe, M. E. Peecher, and A. Reffett. 2020. The Settlement Norm in Audit Legal Disputes: Insights from Prominent Attorneys. Contemporary Accounting Research 37(3): 1400-1443.
  • Brazel, J., C. Gimbar, E. Maksymov, and T. Schaefer. 2019. The Outcome Effect and Professional Skepticism: A Replication and a Failed Attempt at Mitigation. Behavioral Research in Accounting 31(2): 135-143.
  • Maksymov, E., M. W. Nelson, and W. R. Kinney. 2018. Budgeting Audit Time: Effects of Procedure Frame and Perceived Procedure Verifiability. Behavioral Research in Accounting 30(1): 59-73.​
  • Maksymov, E., and M. W. Nelson. 2017. Malleable Standards of Care Required by Jurors When Assessing Auditor Negligence. The Accounting Review 92(1): 165-181.
  • Maksymov, E. 2015. Auditor Evaluation of Others’ Credibility: A Review of Behavioral Studies on Determinants and Consequences. Journal of Accounting Literature 35: 104-124.
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 450Principles of Auditing
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 450Principles of Auditing
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 450Principles of Auditing
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 450Principles of Auditing
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 450Principles of Auditing
Honors / Awards: 
  • Entrepreneurial Approach to Learning’ Teaching Innovation Award (faculty-nominated), Finalist (2021)
  • Dean's List for Teaching Impact (2019, 2020)
  • Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award (faculty-nominated), Finalist (2019, 2020)
  • Institute for Fraud Prevention Research Award (2017)
  • Research Award, Center for Audit Quality (2011, 2015, 2017)
  • J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, AAA/Deloitte (2013)
  • Accounting Doctoral Scholar, AICPA (2009-2013)
Work History: 

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University (2014-present)

Industry Positions: 
  • Professor-in-Residence, KPMG (NYC, 2017)
  • Auditor, Deloitte (2004-2009)