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Poole College of Management

NC State Executive Education

Scott Showalter

Director, Master of Accounting Program and Professor of Practice, Department of Accounting

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Scott Showalter is Professor of Accounting at Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. He is the Chairman of Poole College Sustainability Task Force, a commitment to work toward creating a center of excellence in sustainability in the college.

Showalter is a CPA and Certified Government Financial Manager. He previously worked at KPMG in roles including Industry Sector Leader – Public Sector; Global Managing Partner, Assurance & Advisory Services Center; Global Assurance Steering Group Member; National Industry Director for State & Local Governments; National Director Assurance-based Advisory Services for Public Sector. He served as a technical advisor and lead partner to many of KPMG’s largest and most complex public sector clients, including the states of Nebraska, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.

Scott currently serves as on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, and the Academic Engagement Task Force of The Sustainability Consortium.

Department and Affiliations

Department of Accounting

Research Areas

Working Papers

Krawczyk, Kathy and D. Scott Showalter. “Utilizing Sustainability to Teach Research      Skills: An Instructional Case.” (Working paper, planned submission to Issues in Accounting Education)

Showalter, D. Scott. “Reflections on the Transition from Practice to Academia…the         Nuts and Bolts.” (Working paper, planned submission to Issues in Accounting Education)

Baskin, Dorsey and D. Scott Showalter. “How Audit and Attest Standards should/may evolve with respect to dealing with measurement uncertainty.” (Working paper, planned submission to Current Issues in Auditing)

Appelbaum, Deniz, D. Scott Showalter, Ting Sun and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi. “Audit Analytics Knowledge Required of Auditors: the Auditing Information Systems Classroom.” (Submitted to Accounting Horizons)

Publications – Professional Journals

Bartley, Jon, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “Using Flexible Budgeting to Improve Sustainability Measures, Part III.” AICPA Blog.  (Accepted, pending publication)

Showalter, D. Scott. “Advancing the Federal Financial Reporting Model:  Getting Rid of the Clutter” Journal of Government Financial Management, Fall 2017, Volume 66, Number 3, pp.10-11.

Showalter, D. Scott. “How Business Analytics is Changing the Audit Profession.” Interim Report, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. September 2017, pp 46-48.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Business Analytics is Changing the Audit Profession – and how this can happen to you.” CIMS Innovation Management Report. May/June 2017.

Steinberg, Harold I. and D. Scott Showalter.  “What Every Federal CFO Needs to Know.”  Excellence in Government, May 16, 2017.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Should the Federal Government Report Risks Assumed?”    Journal of Government Financial Management, Spring 2017, Volume 66, Number 1, pp.10-11.

Bartley, Jon, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “Using Flexible Budgeting to Improve Sustainability Measures, Part II.” AICPA Blog, published April 17, 2017.

Bartley, Jon, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “Using Flexible Budgeting to Improve Sustainability Measures, Part I.” AICPA Blog, January 23, 2017.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Providing Professional Financial Management Services to the Federal Government: Part II – Staying Connected.” AICPA Government Brief, January 2017.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Providing Professional Financial Management Services to the Federal Government: Part I – Requirements and Resources.” AICPA Government Brief, December 2016.

Chen, Y.S. Al, Loïc Decaux and Scott Showalter. “Mapping Assurance:  Internal auditors can facilitate efforts to document the organization’s combined assurance activities.” Internal Auditor, December 2016. Volume LXXIII: VI, pp. 53-56. (Winner of John B. Thurston Award for highest literary work published in the magazine during 2016)

Showalter, D. Scott. “The Need for Transparency:  Tax Expenditures.” Journal of Government Financial Management, Fall 2016, Volume 65, Number 3, pp.10-12.

Bartley, Jon, Frank Buckless, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “Why Sustainability Metrics Fail to Measure Achievement and How to Fix Them.” GreenBiz, September 21, 2016.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Changing of the Guard at FASAB – Views from the New Chairman.” Journal of Government Financial Management, Spring 2016, Volume 65, Number 1, pp.10-11.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Tools to Answer the Question:  Are You Depending on U.S. Federal Government Policies that May be Unstainable?” AICPA Government Brief, January 2016.

Trapnell, Jerry E. and D. Scott Showalter. “A Practical Balance, Professionally oriented faculty have much to contribute to business and accounting programs—but only if business schools give them an equal seat at the table.” BizEd, September-October 2015, pp.46-50.

Bartley, Jon, Frank Buckless, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “How Widely Used Sustainability Metrics Distort Actual Performance—And a Solution to This All-Too-Common Problem.” Environmental Quality Management, Volume 24, Number 4, Summer 2015, pp.1-9.

Bartley, Jon, Frank Buckless, Y.S. Al Chen, Scott Showalter, Gilroy Zuckerman. “Flexible Budgeting Applied to Sustainability Measurements.” IMA Research Foundation Research Report. August 2015.

Beasley, Mark S. and D. Scott Showalter. “ERM and Sustainability: Together on the Road Ahead.” Strategic Finance, March 2015, pp. 32-39. (Winner of Lybrand Gold Metal for best article submitted by a member)

“Flexible Budgeting Efficiency Metrics to Report Sustainability Improvements.” Best Paper Award, Academy of Business Research Fall 2012 Conference, September, 2012, Atlantic City, NJ.

Bolt-Lee, Cynthia E. and D. Scott Showalter. “Highlights of Audit Research.” Journal of Accountancy, July 2012, pp 32-36.

Buckless, Frank, Kathy Krawczyk and Scott Showalter. “Accounting Education in the Second Life World:  Opportunities for Students, Faculty and Business.” The CPA Journal, March 2012 Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 9-14.

Co-editor, Warren Gorham & Lamont, “Government Accounting and Auditing Update.” (1996-2008).

Showalter, D. Scott.  Book Review, “Expert Systems in Finance and Accounting.” Government Finance Review, June 1991, pp.44-45.

Showalter, D. Scott and John R. Miller. “A Report Card on the Single Audit Concept- Part 2.” The Government Accountants Journal, Summer 1984, pp. 20-24.

Showalter, D. Scott and John R. Miller. “A Report Card on the Single Audit Concept- Part 1.” The Government Accountants Journal, Spring 1984, pp. 44-48.

Showalter, D. Scott. “Delivering Value to Constituents: A Five-Step Approach.” American Society for Public Administration.

Working Papers – Under Review

Bartley, Jon, Y.S. Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, D. Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman. “Using Flexible Budgeting to Improve Sustainability Measures, Part IV.” AICPA Blog.