University of Southern California

Zoe-Vonna Palmrose
Accounting Circle Professor Emeritus of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MBA, University of Washington; BS, Oregon State University


Zoe-Vonna Palmrose has published and spoken extensively on financial reporting and auditing, including restatements, materiality, audit litigation, and pricing of audit services. She received the American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award, the California Society of CPAs Accounting Faculty Fellow Award, the Deloitte/AAA Wildman Award, the AAA Auditing Section’s 2003 Distinguished Service Award, and is a PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellow in Auditing. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Deputy Chief Accountant for Professional Practice in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the SEC. Treasury and Risk Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in finance in 2008.


Bonner, S. E., and Palmrose, Z. (1998) "Fraud Type and Auditor Litigation: An Analysis of SEC Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases," The Accounting Review 503-532.