Patrick O’Brien

Patrick O'Brien
Assistant Professor
New Academic Building
Courses Taught
  • BU 3502 Principles of Accounting I
  • BU 5505: Fundamentals of International Accounting

  • BU 5520: Financial Accounting Research

  • BU 5525: Essentials of Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting

  • BU 7563: Fraudulent Financial Reporting

  • DBA, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • MS, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • BBA, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Research Interests
  • Integration of Technology (i.e., Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain) into Public Accounting
  • The Role of Accountants and Auditors in Corporate Sustainability Reporting

  • Internal Audit Reporting Sourcing Arrangements and Reporting Relationships

  • Burnout in the Public Accounting Profession

  • Bakarich, Kathleen M. and O’Brien, Patrick E. 2021. “The Robots are Coming…But Aren’t Here Yet: The Use of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Public Accounting Profession”. The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 18 (1): 27-43.

  • Bakarich, Kathleen M., Marcy, Amanda M., and O’Brien, Patrick E. 2021. “Pandemic Perceptions: Accounting Firms’ Organizational Support During COVID-19”. The CPA Journal, 91 (2/3): 17-19.

  • Bakarich, Kathleen M., O’Brien, Patrick E., and Castonguay, John K. 2020. “The Use of Blockchains to Enhance Sustainability Reporting and Assurance”. Accounting Perspectives, 19 (4): 389-412.

  • O’Brien, Patrick E. and Boyle, Douglas M. 2019. “Do You Have Emotional Intelligence?” Strategic Finance, 100 (12): 56-61.

  • O’Brien, Patrick E. 2017. “The Big Short: Financial Disaster and Moral Responsibility.” Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 18 (1): 187-193.

Office Hours
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:50pm, or by appointment