Robert Okopny

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Professor of Accounting, Faculty Advisor for Institute of International Auditors

Accounting, Finance, & Information Systems

111 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Texas A & M University
  • MBA Eastern Michigan University

Professional Summary

Dr. Okopny has been very active in professional organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Management Accountants . He has been the Coordinator of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Internal Audit Endorsed Internal Audit Program at EMU since its inceptions in 1990. He is faculty advisor for the IIA Student Chapter. Dr. Okopny frequently presents at professional meetings, including those of the Michigan Association of CPAs, IIA, and Institute of Management Accountants.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 240 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 344 Principles of Taxation
  • ACC 450 Internal Auditing
  • ACC 475 International Accounting
  • ACC 479 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 499 3 Credit Independent Study
  • ACC 560 Fraud Examination
  • ACC 567 Professional Auditing
  • ACC 592 Special Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 650 Internal Auditing
  • ACC 675 International Accounting and Taxation
  • ACC 699 3 Credit Independent Study

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Okopny's research interests and projects include internal auditing, external auditing, and international accounting.

Selected Publications

Okopny, D.R. & Smith, R. (2006, May). Forensic Accounting Basics. Presented at MACPA Fraud Day, Novi, Michigan.
Okopny, D.R. (2006, November). Ethics Training Session. Presented at Conducted for UHY Public Accountants, Southfield, Michigan.
Okopny, D.R. (2006, October). CIA Review. Presented at Detroit Chapter of IIA Meeting, Livonia, Michigan.
Okopny, D.R. (2006, April). Starting Careers in Internal Auditing. Presented at Detroit Chapter of IIA Meeting, Livonia, Michigan.
Okopny, D. R. (2004). Diversity Awareness: An Objective of the Audit Program Project in the Internal Auditing Course. Diversity in College Education.

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Internal Auditor