James Deiotte

Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Info

Rady School of Management
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553
Phone: (858) 246-5819
E-mail: jdeiotte@ucsd.edu

Research Areas

Accounting for Big Data
Cybersecurity and Controls
Global Governance and Board Effectiveness
Sustainability Accounting
Global Incentives
International Tax
Professional Service Firm Operational Management
Human Capital
Global Tax Policy and Controversy Management
Market entry and expansion (Focus on emerging markets)

Industry Areas

Industrial Products
Automotive
Energy
High-tech
Professional Service Firms

 

James Deiotte  

Jim joined the University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management as the Executive Director in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Program. Jim is a retired partner of Ernst & Young (EY) and has worked closely with many of the largest companies in the world. While overseas, Jim has served as EY’s Regional Tax Leader of Africa and was on EY’s EMEIA and Global Tax Leadership teams.

Jim has also worked with a number of US governmental agencies, including the US State Department, Commercial Services and Embassies supporting US businesses and colleagues in well over 70 countries throughout his career.

 

Education/Background

J.D., Law, University of Miami School of Law

MBA, Finance, Cleveland State University

B.B.A., Accounting, Cleveland State University

Certified Public Accountant

Certified Management Accountant

Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.)

 

Speaker, lecturer, moderator & panelist

Speaker, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and Rady School of Management, UC San Diego - Impact of data science in financial reporting - Emerging impact of audit and tax data analytics (May 2019)

Speaker, International Management Association San Diego Chapter, Accounting for Big Data - Emerging impact on corporate valuations and how audit, consulting and tax professionals need to address these changes (July 2019)

Speaker, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Managing Taxes in South Africa - A practitioner's perspective (March 2018)

Speaker, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Managing Taxes in South Africa - A practitioner's perspective (March 2018)

Panel leader, Risk as a Strategy, CSU Law Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference (March 2018)

Speaker, Board Governance in South Africa - Stakeholder Focus and Integrated Reporting (February 2018)

Speaker, Building out your toolbox for lifetime success, Cleveland State University 43rd Accounting Honors Ceremony (2016)

Moderator, Creating transformation and value through restructuring, Africa Tax Conference (2015)

Speaker, Challenges faced by transformational leaders in Africa, Microsoft Alumni, South Africa  (2015)

Commencement Speaker, Keys to success in life, University of Pretoria (2013)

 

Media Appearances & Publications

  1. Interview by University of California, San Diego Rady School of Management – Rady School of Management at UC San Diego Recruits New Executive Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.  https://rady.ucsd.edu/news/releases/jim-deiotte-mpac.html?&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=564&utm_content=us-news-ranking-2016&utm_campaign=newsInterview by University of Miami School of Law - Alumnus Leaves Mark in Africa on International Tax Law.  https://www.law.miami.edu/news/2018/february/alumnus-leaves-mark-africa-international-tax-law  (February 2018)
  2. Press interview related to Business rescue has a big role in encouraging new investment in Africa.  Comments on measuring downside risk of investment in emerging markets. http://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/why-theres-underinvestment-in-africa-1924398 (October 2015)
  3. Author of Op-Ed, Business rescue has a big role in encouraging new investment in Africa.  https://www.fanews.co.za/article/investments/8/general/1133/business-rescue-has-a-big-role-to-play-in-encouraging-new-investment-into-africa/18870 (October 2015)
  4. Televised interview on CNBC Africa, Creating a harmonised African tax system (September 2015)
  5. Televised interview on CNBC Africa, Africa to learn about youth entrepreneurship from the G20
    (September 2014)
  6. Press interview related to enhancing tax revenue may erode Africa’s attractiveness. Comment on Board related responses.  https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/africa/2013-09-30-enhancing-tax-revenue-may-erode-africas-attractiveness/ (September 2013)
  7. Press interview Africa: ‘my last posting for my career’ Comment on serving our people and clients in emerging markets.  https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/africa-%E2%80%98my-last-posting-for-my-career%E2%80%99/20292/?fullpost=1  (September 2012)