Began Ph.D. Program
Jess Berube joined the Virginia Tech Ph.D. program in the Fall of 2019. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 2015 and her M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia in 2016.
Jess’ research interests closely align with her professional experience and include internal controls over financial reporting, internal audit, the PCAOB and auditing accounting information systems. She is also interested in studying the impact of individual characteristics and team dynamics on audit outcomes. She plans to primarily use archival methods to study these areas.
Before joining the Ph.D. program, Jess worked as an IT auditor for three years at Ernst & Young in the Richmond, VA and Cleveland, OH offices. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.