Larry Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting in the College of Business at Colorado State University. He holds a certified public accountant's certificate from the state of Arizona. Larry worked as an auditor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in the Phoenix office from 1977 to 1980, where his principal client was the City of Phoenix. He thus had firsthand experience with implementation of National Council on Governmental Accounting Statement 1.
Larry obtained his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, 1987-1991, with an emphasis in state and local government accounting. His dissertation chairman was Robert J. Freeman, Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Texas Tech and past vice chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Larry teaches financial statement auditing at the undergraduate and the graduate levels and forensic accounting at the graduate level at CSU. His research interests are primarily in the area of government audit fees and audit quality. He has had articles published in The CPA Journal, Research in Accounting Regulation, Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.