James A. Heintz

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3147


Academic Areas


Joined the University of Kansas in 1998


  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Audit judgment formation
  • Uses of published financial data

Current Activities

Member of AACSB National Accounting Accreditation Committee


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois
  • DBA, Washington University (St. Louis) (1972)
  • B.S. (with honors), Quincy College

Selected Publications

"The Effect of Data Reliability on the Influence of Unaudited Values in Audit Analytical Procedures,. International Journal of Auditing, Vol. 2, Summer, 1999. With G. White and J Bedard.

"Using Flowcharts to Teach Audit Reports: An Update,. Journal of Accounting Education, Spring, 1999. With S. Michael Groomer.

"The Effect of a Planning Materiality Decision Aid on Audit Team Consensus,. Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 4, Fall, 1996. With James King and Robert Welker.

"Auditor Judgment in Analytical Review - Some Further Evidence,. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Spring, 1989. With Gwen White.

"Sensitivity of Independent Auditors to Evidence Reliability,. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Fall, 1988. With James Rebele and George Briden. College Accounting (South-Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 9 editions, latest in 2008). With Robert W. Parry.

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