Together with his co-authors Mark Holtzblatt and Craig Foltin of Cleveland State University, Norbert Tschakert, the Gassett-Schiller ’83 Endowed Chair of accounting and finance in the Bertolon School of Business, has been awarded the 2021 “Best Teaching Innovation Award” by the Forensic Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
The award recognizes their paper “Learning from Ethical Violations in Public Accounting: A South African Audit Scandal and a Firm’s Transformation” published in Issues in Accounting Education (Vol. 35, No. 2). Using a real-life example, the teaching case provides students with an opportunity to identify various unethical conduct, describe the impact of unethical conduct on a firm’s reputation and business, and understand the need for drastic changes the firm took to regain trust and clients.