John M. Lacey is an Ernst & Young Research Fellow and Professor of Accounting at California State University, Long Beach. He previously taught at the School of Accounting at USC and UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA in accounting information systems with minors in economics and mathematics and earned his M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from USC.
Professor Lacey is CPA licensed in California and Florida. He has served on the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) and has chaired AcSEC’s International Accounting Standards Task Force and its participating Mortgages Task Force.
Professor Lacey is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Depreciation Professionals and was a member of a task force of the Independence Standards Board. He was recently named Outstanding Accounting Educator by the California Society of CPAs at their centennial celebration.
Professor Lacey regularly makes presentations about accounting issues to financial institutions and to CFA Los Angeles, the organization of financial analysis professionals. He is a consultant and speaker to various business, governmental and not-for-profit organizations and is the author of a research study on auditor independence commissioned by the chief accountant of the SEC.