Timothy Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Office: Hagey Hall 290A

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38084

Email: t4mitchell@uwaterloo.ca

Education and certifications

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting), University of Kentucky
  • B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), Auburn University
  • Certified Public Accountant

Working papers

  • Detecting misreporting in subordinate budgets (with Joe Fisher, Sean Peffer and Alan Webb)
  • Subordinates’ Knowing versus Sharing in their Managers’ Incentives: The Effects on Budget Preparation and Use (with Joe Fisher, Sean Peffer and Alan Webb)
  • Effects on Strategy Development of Including Relative Performance Information in Incentive Schemes” (with Tim Miller and Sean Peffer)
  • Beliefs about Accountants’ Risk Tendencies and their Effect on the Integration of Accountants’ Advice regarding Expenditure Decisions” (with Sean Peffer)

Courses taught

  • Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) 280 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) 482 – Performance Measurement and Organization Control


  • Annual Meeting Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award, American Accounting Association Accounting Management Accounting Section, 2013

Professional service

Ad-hoc reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Journal of Business Ethics