Jeanne Yamamura, CPA, MIM, Ph.D.

AUD Instructor

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  • B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  • MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Ph.D. in Accounting from Washington State College
  • Director of Professional Services and Chief Knowledge Officer at Mark Bailey & Company, Ltd.
  • Senior Vice President of Finance at First Security Savings Bank
  • Audit Manager at Touche Ross


Jeanne Yamamura is part of the adjunct faculty for the online Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an instructor and consultant at the Graduate School USA International Institute, where she provides training in governmental accounting and reporting, auditing, internal control, and fraud to some of D.C.’s local and state governments. Dr. Yamamura has been the Chairman of the Nevada Society of CPAs and has taught workshops for island governments as well as the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors. 

She received her B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, her MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and her Ph.D. in Accounting from Washington State College. Outside of work, travel and food are her primary interest—with international hiking trips currently topping the list.

Jeanne Yamamura’s area of expertise is audit and accounting information systems. Previously, she worked as an auditor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co and in internal audit with American Express. She taught Auditing and Information Systems classes at Portland State University and the University of Nevada, Reno and was the audit manager at Touche Ross for four years.

Her specialties are: Customized training, accounting, governmental accounting and reporting, auditing, internal control, fraud, professional ethics, CPA quality control. In Wiley CPA, you will find her in the AUD section providing answers to student posts, leading the AUD Virtual classes, and addressing common problem areas in the Deep Dives.



  • Dr. Yamamura’s publications address globalization and cultural differences, the role of accountants in Japan, and international business ethics.
  • Stedham, Y. and Yamamura, J.H. (2000), Gender and Salary: A Comparative Study of Accountants in the US and Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 38: 104-116.
  • Simkin, M. and Yamamura, J., 2021. What Businesses Should Know About HIPAA. CMM – Change ‘Read More’ Hyperlink to link to individual instructor pages once live [online]
  • Beekun, Rafik I. and Stedham, Yvonne E. and Westerman, James W. and Yamamura, Jeanne H., Effects of Justice and Utilitarianism on Ethical Decision Making: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Gender Similarities and Differences. Business Ethics: A European Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 309-325, October 2010.
  • Jeanne H. Yamamura, Albert H. Frakes, Debra L. Sanders, Sung K. Ahn, A comparison of Japanese and U.S. Auditor decision-making behavior. The International Journal of Accounting, Volume 31, Issue 3, 1996, Pages 347-363.
  • Westerman, James & Yamamura, Jeanne. (2007). Generational Preferences for Work Environment Fit: Effects on Employee Outcomes. Career Development International. 12. 10.1108/13620430710733631.  
  • Life in Public Accounting: The Decision to Leave
    Published Jul 2014 in New Accountant
  • Life in Public Accounting: The View from the Top
    Published Apr 2014 in New Accountant
  • Green Recruiting for Today’s Graduates
    Published Oct 20, 2011 in the Washington Society of CPAs
  • Business Ethics in Japan: Taking a Closer Look at the Role of Age
    Published in 2011 in the Journal of International Business Research

Higher Education Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor at Portland State University, teaching Accounting Information Systems
  • Course designer and instructor for the eMBA program – Administrative Control at Washington State University
  • Adjust Professor at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, teaching MBA Finance and Accounting
  • Professor of Accounting Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno, teaching Auditing and Accounting Information Systems, the internship program, and CPA exam review
  • Instructor and consultant at Graduate School USA’s International Institute

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