- Mautz, Robert Khun
- born 1915 A U.S. academic, author, and specialist in auditing and accounting. Professor Mautz coauthored *The Philosophy of Auditing, a landmark book of 1961 that set out the famous *postulates of auditing. Mautz’s career has involved both professional experience as a * Certified Public Accountant and a distinguished academic profile. After several years in *public accounting he started his academic career at the University of Illinois in 1948. He left university life in 1972 to join the accounting firm Ernst & Whinney (now part of *Ernst & Young) as a partner, and in 1978 returned to academic life. Other than The Philosophy of Auditing, Mautz’s achievements include (i) the authorship of a number of books on auditing, including Fundamentals of Auditing (1954), (ii) the founding editorship of the journal * Accounting Horizons, (iii) awards for professional service from the *American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and (iv) induction in 1978 into the *Accounting Hall of Fame. Further reading: Mautz (1954); Mautz and Sharaf (1961)
Auditor's dictionary. 2014.