Candice Hux

Associate Professor




  • Ph.D., Bentley University (Waltham, MA), accountancy
  • M.S., Saint Louis University, accounting
  • B.S., Saint Louis University, business administration; minor in international business


  • 2021-2022 NIU Department of Accountancy Outstanding Master of Accountancy Teaching Award
  • 2020-2021 NIU Department of Accountancy Outstanding Researcher Award
  • 2019 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Research Participants Grant
  • 2017 AAA Midwest Meeting "Best Paper Award" for "Colleagues or ‘Frenemies?': Interactions Between Auditors and Tax Specialists in Audit and Non-Audit Services Contexts"
  • 2016 AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow

Teaching Areas

  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Accounting education
  • Judgment and decision-making in the auditing context


"Hux., C. T., J. C. Bedard, and T. Noga. (2023). Knowledge Sharing in Auditor-Provided Tax Services: Experiences of Audit and Tax Personnel. The Journal of the American Taxation Association 45(1): 63–89.

Shang, Z., C. T. Hux, C. Lee, and M. Wang. (2022). The Effect of Auditor Busyness and Audit Report Signing Experience on Constraining Earnings Management - Evidence from China. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 14(3): 410-433.

Hux, C. T., P. Smith, and M. Cefaratti. (2022). Accounting for Revenue Recognition in the Gig Economy. Issues in Accounting Education 37(3): 101-123.

Hux, C. T. (2021). How Does Disclosure of Component Auditor Use Affect Nonprofessional Investors' Perceptions and Behavior? Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 40(1): 35-54.

Buchheit, S., A. Dzuranin, C. T. Hux, and M. Riley. (2020). Data visualization in local accounting firms: Is slow technology adoption rational? Current Issues in Auditing 14(2): A15-A24.

Hux, C. T. (2017). Use of specialists on audit engagements: A research synthesis and directions for future research. Journal of Accounting Literature (39), 23-51.

Hux, C. T., and J. Drilling. (2022). Fostering a Strong Culture in a Remote Environment. Internal Auditing (March/April).

Carlisle, M., C. T. Hux, and A. Zimmerman. (2021). Selecting an audit partner: How to determine the right 'fit'. Strategic Finance (November).

Andiola, L. M., J. C., Bedard, and C. T. Hux. (2017). Writing an effective literature review in behavioral accounting. In The Routledge Companion to Behavioral Accounting Research. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group."


Candice T. Hux, Ph.D., CPA (Missouri and Illinois), joined the NIU Department of Accountancy in fall 2017 after earning her Ph.D. in accountancy at Bentley University. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Hux was an auditor at Deloitte in the St. Louis, Missouri, and Boston, Massachusetts, offices. At Deloitte, her clients primarily included international Fortune 500 companies and large privately held companies in the life sciences, food processing and consumer products industries.

Building on her practice experience, Hux's teaching and research interests are auditing and financial reporting. Specifically, her research focuses on the auditors' judgments, auditors' use of specialists on engagements, and emerging issues in the auditing and financial reporting environment.

Her research has been published in academic and practitioner journals including: Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Current Issues in Auditing, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Literature, Strategic Finance, and Internal Auditing. She also received the 2017 AAA Midwest Meeting "Best Paper Award."

Hux is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the AICPA, and Illinois CPA Society. Within the auditing section of the AAA, she currently serves on the newsletter committee. She is also a member of the associates' board at Rush University.

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