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Dr. Anthony J. Amoruso is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Wake Forest University School of Business. Tony earned his Ph.D. from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia, and his teaching background includes financial accounting, international standards, accounting theory, auditing, managerial accounting, and income taxation. He has published in a variety of journals, including Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, the Review of Accounting and Finance, and the CPA Journal.

In addition to his academic background, Tony served as a senior manager in the Professional Standards Group of Arthur Andersen LLP, he worked in assurance and business advisory services for Andersen in Washington, D.C., and Bermuda, and he served as a technical manager with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in New York. Tony also provides training for investment banking analysts and associates, and he has consulted on a variety of venture capital projects in North America and Europe.

Tony is an avid mountain trail hiker and is actively involved in community service, particularly programs that address food insecurity and other challenges faced by families in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. He is the current chairman of the Cemetery Advisory Board of Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons, NC. Tony was a co-founder and past President of the Widows and Orphans Radiation Trust/International Relief Fund, a Bermuda-based charity that provided medical and humanitarian aid to families of workers who suffered radiation sickness after responding to the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He was also a past Director and Finance Committee member of JOMAFO (the Joseph-Mary Foundation), a 501(c)(3) organization that provides medical and educational assistance to orphans, children with disabilities, and vulnerable children in Cameroon.

  • Ph D, University of Georgia (Accounting) - 1999
  • MPAcc, West Virginia University (Professional Accountancy) - 1985
  • BS, Frostburg State College (Accounting) - 1984

  • Amoruso, A.,  Beams, J. (2014). CEO Compensation and the Reported Value of Stock Options in Initial Public Offerings. Review of Accounting and Finance , 13 (3),  232-250.
  • Winkelvoss, C., Amoruso, A.,  Duchac, J. (2014). Executive Compensation at Banks Receiving Federal Assistance under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Journal of Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues, 17 (2),  37-49.
  • Amoruso, A., Chiang, C.,  Yap, A. (2014). Going Out with a Bang: Controlling Information Technology Risks Posed by Exiting Employees. Journal of Business and Management Landscapes, 3 (1),  30-42.
  • Amoruso, A.,  Duchac, J. (2014). Special Purpose Entities and the Shadow Banking System: The Backbone of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal , 18 (2),  107-117.
  • Duchac, J.,  Amoruso, A. (2012). A Descriptive Study of Institutional Characteristics of the Introductory Accounting Course. Issues in Accounting Education 27, 27 (February),  1-16.
  • Amoruso, A., Brooks, R., Riley, R.,  Taylor, J. (2007). Identity Theft: What Every Accounting Professional Should Know. New Accountant (March),  16-22.
  • Smith, G. S.,  Amoruso, A. (2006). Using Real Options to Value Losses from Cyber Attacks. Journal of Digital Asset Management, 2 (3-4),  150-162.
  • Amoruso, A., Brooks, R.,  Riley, R. (2005). Biometrics and Internal Control: An Emerging Opportunity. Journal of Government Financial Management, 54 (2),  40-44.
  • Beams, J., Amoruso, A.,  Richardson, F. (2005). Discretionary Reporting of Stock Options by IPO Firms. Accounting Horizons, 19 (4),  223-236.
  • Pariser, D.,  Amoruso, A. (2005). Survey Results on the Design and Implementation of Hospital Compliance Programs. New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, 24 (3),  20-25.
  • Brandon, D., Amoruso, A.,  Mueller, J. (2002). An Office in the Palm of Your Hand. The CPA Journal, 72 (11),  12-13.
  • Amoruso, A., Douthet, E.,  Duchac, J. (). The Effect of the Legal Environment on Assurance Services: Evidence from International Registrants in U.S. capital Markets. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting