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Rina M. Hirsch

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business


Degrees

PHD, 2014, Univ South Florida; MACC, 2010, Florida Atlantic Univ; +BC, 2008, Concordia Univ Montreal


Bio

Dr. Hirsch received a B.Comm. in Accounting from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, a Master’s of Accountancy from Florida Atlantic University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of South Florida. She is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida. Her professional affiliations include membership in the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), the AAA (American Accounting Association), the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and the NYSSCPA (New York State Society of CPAs).

At Hofstra, Dr. Hirsch serves as chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business, vice-chair of the Zarb School’s Curriculum and Standards Subcommittee, and as a senator-at-large for the University’s Faculty Affairs Committee. In an effort to improve the integration of IT (information technology) into the accounting curriculum, she also serves as a member of the department’s IT Integration Subcommittee. Dr. Hirsch also serves as a faculty advisor to the Zarb Accounting Graduate Association and Chabad at Hofstra.

Dr. Hirsch’s research interests include auditors’ judgments and decision-making, financial accounting fraud, the use of decision aids by users of accounting information, and accounting information users’ interpretations of probabilities. In addition to presenting and discussing papers at the AAA’s annual and midyear meetings, she has earned the Accounting Information System Section’s Outstanding Dissertation Award at the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting for her dissertation titled, “Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity.” Dr. Hirsch has published articles in the Journal of Information Systems and Strategic Finance.

In addition to serving as a manuscript reviewer for submissions to the AAA’s academic conferences, she has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and the Accounting Research Journal. Dr. Hirsch currently serves as an Editorial Review Board Member of Current Issues in Auditing and the Journal of Information Systems.

Dr. Hirsch has an exceptional teaching record from her time teaching Principles of Financial Accounting and Auditing I at the University of South Florida, achieving notably high student evaluations as well as a certificate of recognition from the University of South Florida’s Provost for outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant. In the Spring of 2017, Hofstra University’s Beta Alpha Psi Delta Pi Chapter awarded Dr. Hirsch with the Spring 2017 Professor of the Year Award.

Prior to her doctoral studies at the University of South Florida, Dr. Hirsch worked as an audit professional with Nexia Friedman in Montreal, Canada. She also has professional experience in banking and management.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ACCT 101 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Undergraduate
ACCT 190 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
ACCT 224 FINANCIAL REPORTING & ANALYSIS Graduate
ACCT 233 AUDITING THEORY Graduate