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

  • 2018 — BFRF Research Award, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2016 — BFRF Mini-Grant, Babson Faculty Research Fund
  • 2015 — MSA Fund Research Award, Accounting & Law Division
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • ACC 7201 MEASURING AND MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM
  • Degree Courses 2018

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

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Farkas, M., Hirsch, R., Kokina, J. (in press). Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions. Managerial Auditing Journal.
  • Kokina, J., Mancha, R., Pachamanova, D.A. (2017). Blockchain: Emergent Industry Adoption and Implications for Accounting. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. American Accounting Association. 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. Issue: 15, Page: 185-213. Center for PBBEFR & Airiti Press.
  • 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. Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 115-122. American Accounting Association. link
  • Kokina, J., Juras, P.E. (2017). Using Socrative to Enhance Instruction in an Accounting Classroom. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 85 - 97. American Accounting Association.
  • 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. Vol: 38, Page: 50-62. Elsevier.
  • Tschakert, N., Kokina, J., Kozlowski, S., Vasarhelyi, M. (2016). The next frontier in data analytics. Journal of Accountancy. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 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. Vol: 33, Issue: 2, Page: 59-78. American Accounting Association.

Presentations

  • From Latvia to Texas to Babson - Teaching, Research, and Entrepreneurship Kokina, J. Maine Society of CPAs Women to Watch, University of Southern Maine (2018)
  • Emerging Technologies Impacting Audit Kokina, J. PCAOB 2018 International Institute on Audit Regulation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC (2018)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. Doctoral Research Workshop, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey (2018)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. Babson Faculty Research Fund Faculty Research Discussion, Babson College (2018)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. 2018 International Symposium on Accounting Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2018)
  • Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. 2nd Annual Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2018)
  • Internal Auditor Communications: An Experimental Investigation of Managerial Perceptions Farkas, M. Hirsch, R. Kokina, J. 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. 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. Conference on Teaching and Learning (CTLA), San Diego, CA (2017)
  • AI in Auditing and Accounting Kokina, J. 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. 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. 2015 AAA Northeast Regional Meeting, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Using Socrative to enhance case method instruction in a managerial accounting course Kokina, J. 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. 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. 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. American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2013)
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Certificates

  • (2012)