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R. Davis Taylor

Adjunct Instructor Department of Accounting and Taxation

R. Davis Taylor teaches forensic accounting at the graduate level. He has extensive experience in domestic and international auditing, fraud investigations and dispute services. He has conducted investigations of fraudulent financial reporting, related securities matters and other white-collar crime. While seconded in China, he investigated those matters, along with violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He is currently an Associate Director-Accountant in the Division of Enforcement and Investigations of the PCAOB, where his principal responsibilities are planning, organizing and conducting investigations of registered accounting firms and associated persons dealing with possible violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the rules and standards of the PCAOB, and other applicable law. Prior to joining the PCAOB, he was a partner in EY’s Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services practice.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Southern California; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Fraud Examiner

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