Nitin Bhojraj

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor



Nitin Bhojraj has worked as an auditor for the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General since spring 2009, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert for federal grant related topics.  During his time at the DOJ OIG, Nitin has worked on many audits and investigations, using audit, forensic accounting, and investigative skills.  He has also taught various continuing education classes within the DOJ OIG, including “Forensic Audit Techniques,” a live 16-CPE course which he developed and presented to DOJ employees at all experience levels across the country.  He has also provided CPE instruction on federal report writing, which is much more fun than it sounds. 

In addition to his work at the DOJ, Nitin has been teaching the Forensic Accounting and Fraud course (ACCT 436) at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan Graduate School of Business since 2013. 

Nitin worked for the Becker CPA Review for 5 years, where he taught live and online classes, wrote articles and CPA exam tips for the company’s website/social media accounts, and created practice CPA exam questions used within the homework material.  Nitin also founded and managed a tax preparation business, which was successful, but has been put on hold so he can spend more time with family.

Finally, combines his passion for accounting and illustration in Incremental Maturity, a comic that is currently published in 11 different accounting magazines reaching an audience of approximately 140,000 CPAs and accounting professionals.


 Nitin's connection with Loyola University Chicago started prior to his work as a teacher, when he was a student in the MSA program.  He enjoyed the program so much that he had to return as a faculty member.



  • Masters of Science in Accounting, Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor in the Science of Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Diploma with Merit in Cartooning, London Art College

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)
  • American Accounting Association

Selected Publications

Written Works

  • Accounting for Fraud in Back to the Future (Loyola Quinlan School of Business Blog, October 2015)
  • Marathon Running vs. the CPA Exam (Becker CPA Review Blog, November 2013)
  • Insurance Fraud During Times of Economic Downturn (ACFE Chicago Newsletter, February 2009)
  • IFRS Accounting and Potential Fraud (ACFE Chicago Newsletter, December 2008)

Academic Conference Presentations

  • "SEC Enforcement Actions and Executive/Board of Director Turnover," American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook 2021 Doctoral Consortium (June 2021)
  • "Increasing Student Participation in Online and Live Classrooms," American Accounting Association, 2021 SPARK Conference (May 2021)
  • "Concentrating on the 'Forensic' more than the 'Accounting'," American Accounting Association, 2021 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference (March 2021)

Professional Organization Presentations

  • “Academic Research and Government Accounting.”  Association of Government Accountants and Institute for Internal Auditors (September 2020).
  • “Think Like a Cop: What Accountants and Auditors Need to Know to Help the Fight Against Fraud.”  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Chicago Chapter (August 2018).
  • “Forensic Document Examination.”  University of Illinois/Loyola University Chicago Prospective Graduate Students (August 2018)
  • “Think Like a Cop: What Accountants and Auditors Need to Know to Help the Fight Against Fraud.”  Association of Government Accountants and Institute for Internal Auditors (May 2018 and August 2018).