Otero, Angel

Assistant Professor of Accounting / Academic Chair Online Programs
Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Personal Overview

Angel R. Otero, Ph.D., CPA, CISA, CITP, CICA, and CRISC has over 18 years of industry experience in the areas of public accounting/auditing, internal control audits, information technology consulting, and information systems auditing. Before joining Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Otero worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP for over 10 years and attained the position of Senior Manager overseeing offices in the states of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Otero’s research interests involve the areas of information systems auditing; accounting information systems; financial audits and internal controls; information security audits; and risk assessments. He has published research on the assessment of information security controls surrounding financial accounting systems and applications using various methodologies.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL
  • M.S., Software Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
  • B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA

Recognition & Awards

Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Awards: 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Member of Delta Epsilon Iota’s Academic Honor Society
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Member of The Institute for Internal Controls (IIC)
  • Member of the Pennsylvania State University Scholar’s Program
  • Member of Omicron Delta Kappa - Pennsylvania State University’s National Honor Society
  • National Collegiate Minority Leadership Award - Pennsylvania State University
  • The Pennsylvania State University’s Minority Honor Certificate Award (three out of four years)

Current Courses

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business I
  • BUS 4504 Special Topics in Management: Information Systems Auditing/Control
  • BUS 5437 Information Systems Auditing/Control
  • BUS 3214 Accounting Information Systems
  • EAC 3214 Accounting Information Systems
  • EAC 4411 Auditing
  • EAC 4412 Advanced Auditing

Professional Experience

Professional Academic Experience

  • Invited Speaker at the University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico. The Impact of Information Technology on the Financial Audit Process, 2014, 2012, and 2011.
  • Invited Speaker. “Norma ISO/IEC 27002 Relativa a la Seguridad de la Información”. Online presentation sponsored by the Comisión Técnica de Sistemas y Tecnólogia de Información de la Asociación Interamericana de Contabilidad (Panel on Information Technology and Systems of the Inter-American Accounting Association), presented to over 1,000 accountants from Central and South America on August 2012.

Professional Employment Experience

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting and Academic Chair for Online Programs (July 2014 - present)

Deloitte & Touche LLP, San Juan, PR

  • Enterprise Risk Services Specialist Senior Manager (September 2012 - May 2014)
  • Enterprise Risk Services Manager (September 2008 - August 2012)
  • Enterprise Risk Services Senior Consultant (September 2005 - August 2008)
  • Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Staff Consultant (November 2003 - August 2005)

 Professional Service Activities

  • Reviewer for the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Diego, California, May 2016.
  • Reviewer for the Euro Journal on Decision Processes, May 2015.
  • Reviewer for the Eighth Annual Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) Workshop on Information Security and Privacy, Auckland, New Zealand, December 13th, 2014.
  • Reviewer for the Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Seattle, Washington, August 9-12, 2012.
  • Deloitte’s Vice-President for the Business Resource Group for Hispanic and Latino Professionals in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Additional Duties

Academic Chair for Accounting and Finance Online Programs. Duties involve planning, developing, and supervising the academic functions of the online program areas; growth of the program areas, including marketing and recruiting; teaching six online courses per calendar year; coordinating all necessary academic and administrative approvals for the online programs, including new program development; recruiting, approving, and supervising adjunct faculty in both, course development process and teaching of courses; performing service and administrative assignments; as well as advising students.

Current Research

  • Information Systems Auditing
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Audits and Internal Controls
  • Information Security Audits
  • Risk Assessments

Selected Publications

Otero, A. R., “An Information Security Control Assessment Methodology for Organizations’ Financial Information,” International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 26 - 45, 2015.

Otero, A. R. “Impact of IT Auditors’ Involvement in Financial Audits”, International Journal of Research in Business and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 841 - 849, 2015.

Otero, A. R., Tejay, G., Otero, L. D., and Ruiz, A. "A Fuzzy Logic-based Information Security Control Assessment for Organizations", IEEE Conference on Open Systems, 2012.

Ejnioui, A., Otero, A. R., Tejay, G., Otero, C. E., Qureshi, A. “A Multi-Attribute Evaluation of Information Security Controls in Organizations Using Grey Systems Theory”, International Conference on Security and Management, 2012.

Otero, A. R., Ejnioui, A., Otero, C. E., Tejay, G. “Evaluation of Information Security Controls in Organizations by Grey Relational Analysis,” International Journal of Dependable and Trustworthy Information Systems, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 36 - 54, 2011.

Otero, A. R., Otero, C. E., Qureshi, A., “A Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Information Security Controls Using Boolean Features,” International Journal of Network Security & Applications, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 1 - 11, 2010.