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NC State Poole College Professor Mark Beasley Appointed KPMG Term Professor of Accounting


Media Contact: Jenny Hammond 

Mark Beasley, professor of enterprise risk management and accounting and director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative (ERM Initiative) in the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management, has been appointed the KPMG Term Professor of Accounting. 

The appointment was announced this week by Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College and is supported by a term gift from KPMG Foundation and KPMG Professionals. KPMG recognized Beasley at an August 12 event in San Francisco. 

“The college is grateful for our long-standing partnership with KPMG and particularly for KPMG Foundation’s support of the KPMG Term Professor of Accounting,” said Buckless. “This professorship enables Professor Beasley to continue collaborating across academia and the private sector to conduct impactful research that guides enterprise risk management practices in organizations around the world.” 

Beasley joined Poole College’s accounting faculty in 1994. In 2003, he launched the ERM Initiative as a platform for providing thought leadership about ERM practices and their integration with strategy and corporate governance. 

His work in ERM extends globally, as evidenced by his service on the United Nation’s Internal Control Advisory Group that is helping the UN’s Controller evaluate the design and effectiveness of the UN’s financial reporting internal controls, and an annual global survey of risk conducted with Protiviti. 

As a scholar, Beasley has published nearly 100 articles, monographs, thought papers, and books related to enterprise risk management and corporate governance. His research is published in top journals, including Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review, and he serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. 

Beasley brings knowledge gained through his research and industry outreach and engagement into the classroom at Poole College, to educate the next generation of business leaders on this emergent discipline. 

About KPMG Foundation 

Created in 1968, KPMG Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity. The Foundation operates on donations from KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Through the KPMG Foundation, the firm has spent over 50 years supporting and developing programs to enhance business education. 

About NC Poole College of Management 

The Poole College of Management combines academic scholarship with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge, and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich, global marketplace. Poole is deeply rooted in NC State’s history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math – taking an innovative approach to leadership and management education by emphasizing analytical problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. Poole offers 

undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as non-degree executive programs through NC State Executive Programs, LLC. Poole’s centers and initiatives provide focused research and engagement in the areas of enterprise risk, entrepreneurship, supply chain and sustainability. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International.