Montclair University

Deniz Appelbaum is a PhD of Accounting Information Systems at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA.

She has written and presented papers on fraud detection systems, drones and accounting, analytics in auditing, and on Big Data. Her current presentation discusses the automation of accounting and auditing, utilizing drones, robots, and bots. Dr. Appelbaum has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, and automation in financial auditing and fraud detection. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate research at Rutgers focused on financial fraud detection and prevention with automated analytics, data transparency of governmental financial reporting, analytical procedures in the external audit process, drones and robotics in auditing and accounting, and BlockChain and big data as audit evidence. Dr. Appelbaum continues to emphasize these streams of research with numerous projects and forthcoming publications, and with presentations to accounting organizations and at national and international conferences. Dr. Appelbaum emphasizes the use of data analytics and appropriate software tools in the classroom, to prepare accounting and auditing students for the technically advanced modern business environment. The accounting and auditing professions are currently undergoing huge disruptions due to technical innovations, and Dr. Appelbaum is devoted to assisting her students to prepare for these changes.

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