Tara L. Vakil

Assistant Professor


Tara Vakil joined the UConn Accounting Department as an assistant professor in 2019. Tara holds a B.B.A., a M.S., and a Ph.D., all from Texas A&M University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for ten years at a Big 4 accounting firm, primarily focused on providing audit and advisory services. Tara’s research interests include the effects of standard-setting, regulation, and governance on disclosure and financial statement quality.

Education/Professional Certification

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • M.S., Management Information Systems, Texas A&M University. 2004
  • B.B.A., Accounting, Texas A&M University. 2004

Areas of Expertise

  • Regulation and Financial Reporting
  • Audit
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-8121
Office LocationBUSN 435
CoursesACCT 4243 - Assurance Services
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