Julia Kokina

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Accounting & Law
781-239-5958

Bio

Julia Kokina is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Law division. She teaches managerial accounting to both undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. Her research interests are in accounting information systems and auditing. Her research in accounting information systems focuses on user interactions with internal control monitoring systems, with an emphasis on automated alerts. Her research in auditing examines audit fee discounting in first year audit engagements. A paper she co-authored was published in May 2014 issue of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting, and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her doctoral degree in 2014 also from the University of Texas at El Paso. Julia is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to academia, she was a Senior Auditor at a local CPA firm. ​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Texas at El Paso
  • MAcc, University of Texas at El Paso
  • BBA, University of Texas at El Paso

Academic Interests

Accounting Information Systems; Management Accounting; Auditing

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - BFRF Mini-Grant, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2015 - MSA Fund Research Award, Accounting & Law Division

Courses

Degree Courses 2017-2018

  • ACC 6402: ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS
  • ACC 7201: MEASURING AND MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • ACC 7201: BOS MEAS & MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM
  • SME 2001: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kokina, J., Mancha, R., Pachamanova, D.A. (2017). Blockchain: Emergent Industry Adoption and Implications for Accounting. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting link
  • Desir, R., Pfeiffer , R., Casterella, J., Kokina, J. (2017). Causes and Consequences of "Discretionary" Goodwill Impairments. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting(15), 185-213.
  • Tschakert, N., Kokina, J., Kozlowski, S. (2017). How business schools can integrate data analytics into accounting curriculum. CPA Journal, The link
  • Kokina, J., Davenport, T.H. (2017). The Emergence of Artificial Intelligence: How Automation is Changing Auditing. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 14(1), 115-122. link
  • Kokina, J., Juras, P.E. (2017). Using Socrative to Enhance Instruction in an Accounting Classroom. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 14(1), 85 - 97.
  • Kokina, J., Pachamanova, D.A., Corbett, A.C. (2017). The Role of Data Visualization and Analytics in Performance Management: Guiding Entrepreneurial Growth Decisions. Journal of Accounting Education, 38, 50-62.
  • Tschakert, N., Kokina, J., Kozlowski, S., Vasarhelyi, M. (2016). The next frontier in data analytics. Journal of Accountancy link
  • Desir, R., Casterella, J.R., Kokina, J. (2014). A Reexamination of Audit Fees for Initial Audit Engagements in the Post-SOX Period. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 33(2), 59-78.

Presentations

  • Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation
    Kokina, J., Blanchette Proulx, S. Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation 2nd Annual Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2018)
  • Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions
    Farkas, M., Hirsch, R., Kokina, J. Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions 2018 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS and SET Sections of the American Accounting Association, Newport Beach, CA (2018)
  • Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions
    Farkas, M., Hirsch, R., Kokina, J. Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions 2018 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS and SET Sections of the American Accounting Association, Newport Beach, CA (2018)
  • AI & Cognitive Technologies Update
    Kokina, J. AI & Cognitive Technologies Update Accounting IS Big Data , New York City (2017)
  • Socrative: a free "clicker" technology used to enhance instruction in an accounting classroom
    Juras, P., Kokina, J. Socrative: a free "clicker" technology used to enhance instruction in an accounting classroom Conference on Teaching and Learning (CTLA), San Diego, CA (2017)
  • AI in Auditing and Accounting
    Kokina, J. AI in Auditing and Accounting Babson College Research Session with Governance Members, Babson College (2017)
  • Causes and consequences of "discretionary" goodwill impairments
    Desir, R., Pfeiffer, Jr., R., Casterella, J., Kokina, J. Causes and consequences of "discretionary" goodwill impairments The 24th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2016)
  • Causes and consequences of "discretionary" goodwill impairments
    Desir, R., Pfeiffer, Jr., R., Casterella, J., Kokina, J. Causes and consequences of "discretionary" goodwill impairments The 24th Annual Conference on Pacific Basin Finance, Economics, Accounting, and Management, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2016)
  • Causes and Consequences of "Discretionary" Goodwill Impairments
    Desir, R., Pfeiffer, R., Kokina, J. Causes and Consequences of "Discretionary" Goodwill Impairments 2015 AAA Northeast Regional Meeting, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Using Socrative to enhance case method instruction in a managerial accounting course
    Kokina, J. Using Socrative to enhance case method instruction in a managerial accounting course 2015 AAA Northeast Regional Meeting, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Too Much of a Good Thing? The Effect of Internal Controls Monitoring System Alerts on User Perceptions of Task-Technology Fit
    Kokina, J. Too Much of a Good Thing? The Effect of Internal Controls Monitoring System Alerts on User Perceptions of Task-Technology Fit 33rd World Continuous Auditing & Reporting Symposium, Newark, NJ (2014)
  • Adoption of Continuous Auditing Technology: Where Do Big 4 Auditors Weigh In?
    Huerta, E., Glandon, T., Petrides, Y., Kokina, J. Adoption of Continuous Auditing Technology: Where Do Big 4 Auditors Weigh In? American Accounting Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • A Reexamination of Audit Fees for Initial Audit Engagements in the Post-SOX Period
    Desir, R., Casterella, J., Kokina, J. A Reexamination of Audit Fees for Initial Audit Engagements in the Post-SOX Period American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2013)

Licensures/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
    (2012)

Service

  • Accounting Analytics Course Coordinator
    (current)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    (current)
  • Faculty Senate
    (current)
  • Measuring and Managing Strategic Performance Course Coordinator, Full-Time MBA Program
    (current)
  • MSA Course Development Task Force for Accounting Analytics and AIS courses
    (2017)
  • Faculty Learn & Share - Presentation on ways to incorporate sustainability into managerial accounting curriculum
    (2017)
  • Faculty Search Committee
    (2017)
  • B.E.T.A. Challenge Faculty Committee
    (2017)
  • Faculty Search Committee
    (2017)

Media Contributions

  • Babson Magazine
    Magazine (2017)