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Troy Janes

Troy Janes

Clinical Full Professor of Management


PhD, Accounting, University of Michigan
BA, Accounting, Utah State University
CPA, Pennsylvania


Troy D. Janes has extensive academic and professional experience in accounting.  After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Utah State University in 1992, he joined Ernst & Young in Philadelphia.  After several years of working as an auditor and forensic accountant at EY, he returned to graduate school and earned a PhD in Accounting in 2005.  Before joining the faculty at Purdue University in 2012, Dr. Janes served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo and Rutgers University.  He has taught classes at the graduate and undergraduate level in auditing, fraud examination, financial accounting, and accounting data analytics and is the Academic Director of the Master’s Degree in Accounting program at the Daniels School of Business. 

His research interests include the role of accounting information in predicting financial distress and the causes and consequences of fraud.  His research on behavioral influences in stock markets has been featured in The Economist, Forbes, and The New York Times, and his calculator collection has been featured in Purdue Alumnus Magazine

For 12 years, Dr. Janes worked extensively on the Uniform CPA Exam, developing and editing content for the Exam.  In 2019, he served on the ACFE Job Analysis Task Force, which examined how well ACFE programs and exams address what CFEs do in their roles.

Dr. Janes is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Central Indiana and Greater Chicago Chapters of the ACFE.  Since 2016, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Chapter.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania) and a member of the AICPA.  He is currently working on obtaining a certification as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

  • the CPA exam

    The American Institute of CPA's is conducting a Practice Analysis to develop the next version of the CPA Exam. Purdue's Accounting Professor Troy Janes is representing the academic sector on the twelve person Sponsor Advisory Group

  • Purdue Expert: Accountant Shortage

    Troy Janes is a clinical professor of accounting in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University. In this video, he explains what is causing the current accountant shortage and how it might impact tax filing this year.

    Full story: Purdue Expert: Accountant Shortage

Phone: (765) 494-4456
Office: KCTR 232

Area(s) of Expertise

Accounting, Corruption, Fraud