Lawrence Chui

Assistant Professor, Accounting

chui1052@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-5442

2115 Summit Ave
McNeely Hall 325
St. Paul, MN 55105

Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Texas
M.Acc., Accountancy, Truman State University
B.S.B.A., Finance, Truman State University

See publications in UST Research Online

Lawrence Chui's research focuses on improving auditors' judgment and decision performance. Specifically, he aims to develop tools that help auditors assess fraud risk more effectively. Most recently, he has examined the differences in mindset between financial statement auditors and forensic specialists to identify factors that would improve an auditor's ability to address potential fraud in company financial statements.

Chui summarizes his teaching philosophy in three words: professionalism, enthusiasm and compassion. Professionalism includes having the expertise in the field, exploring new teaching methods and preparing students for their careers. Enthusiasm requires the incorporation of humor, real world examples and a holistic view of business to bring to life the subject of accounting. Compassion is about having high expectations for students, learning about their lives and motivating them to overcome challenges.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 210 - 04 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MCH 116
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42613
This course introduces the financial accounting cycle; the four primary financial statements for U.S. corporations; basic accounting, valuation, and disclosure requirements for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses; and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ACCT 210 - 05 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 116
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42614
This course introduces the financial accounting cycle; the four primary financial statements for U.S. corporations; basic accounting, valuation, and disclosure requirements for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses; and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

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Location Time Day(s)
ACCT 210 - 07 Intro to Financial Accounting M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 236
Description of course Intro to Financial Accounting : CRN: 42616
This course introduces the financial accounting cycle; the four primary financial statements for U.S. corporations; basic accounting, valuation, and disclosure requirements for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues, and expenses; and financial statement analysis. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 316 - 01 Auditing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 109
Description of course Auditing : CRN: 21890
Studies the basis for the auditor's report. Emphasis is on risk analysis, internal control review, audit evidence and procedures, and sampling. Case analysis is used to develop analytic and judgment skills and to enhance communication skills. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in ACCT 312

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Location Time Day(s)
ACCT 717 - 201 Auditing - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 TMH 353
Description of course Auditing : CRN: 21908
This course addresses the independent auditor's role and function. Topics include auditing standards, risk assessment, internal control, transaction cycles, evidence, procedures and reports. Ethical considerations and the legal responsibilities of auditors are also discussed. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses and ACCT702

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2010 - present)
  • Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas, Denton (2005 - 2010)
  • Staff Accountant, Truman State University, Kirksville (2003 - 2005)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Moberly Area Community College, Kirksville (2003 - 2005)
  • Admission Clerk, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville (2002 - 2003)
  • Business Specialist / Internal Auditor, Missouri Department of Transportation, Macon (2003 - 2003)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Truman State University, Kirksville (2001 - 2002)
  • Auditor, Missouri State Auditor's Office, Jefferson City (2001 - 2001)
  • Financial Analyst / Intern, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia (2000 - 2000)
  • Administrative Research Assistant, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville (1999 - 1999)

Professional Service
  • American Accounting Association - Public Interest Section,
  • American Accounting Association - Audit Section,
  • American Accounting Association,

Publications
  • Chui, L., & Pike, B. J. (2013). Auditors' responsibility for fraud detection: New wine in old bottles?. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, (5)(1), pp. 204-233
  • Chui, L., Pike, B. J., & Martin, K. A. (2013). A quasi-experimental assessment of interactive student response systems on student confidence, effort, and course performance. Journal of Accounting Education, (31)(1), pp. 17-30
  • Pike, B., Chui, L., & Curtis, M. B. (2013). How does an initial expectation bias influence auditors' application and performance of analytical procedures?. Accounting Review, (88)(4), pp. 1413-1431
  • Curtis, M. B., Canover, T., & Chui, L. (2012). A cross cultural study of the influence of country of origin, justice, power distance and gender on ethical decision making. Journal of International Accounting Research, (11)(1), pp. 5-34
  • Pike, B., & Chui, L. (2012). An evaluation of the FASB's conceptual framework from a user's perspective. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, (16)(1), pp. 77-94
  • Taylor, E. Z., Curtiss, M. B., & Chui, L. (2012). Staff auditors' observations of questionable peer behavior: The view from the other side. The CPA Journal, (82)(6), pp. 66-71
  • Chui, L., & Curtis, M. B. (2010). Intrepreneurs and innovation. Strategic Finance, (92)(5), pp. 49-53

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Fraud Detection
  • International Ethics

Awards and Honors
  • OCB Accounting Department Professor of the Year, 2014
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2014

Presentations