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Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting at the David Eccles School of Business were named in the top 25 best programs in rankings released by the Public Accounting Report. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) graduate program moved up one spot to No. 21 this year. The undergraduate program landed at No. 22, where it was ranked last year. Among mid-sized accounting schools, the results speak even more highly of the programs. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 7 and the MAcc program was ranked No. 8. For the past 10 years, our MAcc program has boasted a 95 percent placement rate for students upon graduation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Accounting is to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in business.

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Degrees in Accounting

School of Accounting Faculty

Respected as some of the best in their field, Eccles School faculty are skilled teachers, innovative researchers and global thought leaders who are shaping the strategic pioneers of the future and transforming business practices worldwide.

Accounting Faculty

Accounting Workshops

The School of Accounting Workshops bring top scholars in accounting and related fields to the University to share their cutting edge research with faculty and doctoral students.

Date Speaker Room Time Links
Jan. 7, 2019 Anya Nakhmurina
University of Chicago
CRCC 105 2 PM

Does Fiscal Monitoring Make Better Governments? Evidence from US Municipalities

Jan. 16, 2019 A. Nicole Skinner
University of Colorado
CRCC 105 2 PM

Changing the channel: The relation between information complexity and disclosure channel richness

Jan. 23, 2019 Hailey Ballew
Ohio State
CRCC 105 2  PM

Accounting Quality Benefits of Regulatory Spillover: Evidence from the Banking Industry

March 22, 2019 Xin Zheng
University of British Columbia
CRCC 105 2 PM

A Tale of Two Courts: Determinants and Consequences of the SEC’s Choice of Enforcement Venue After the Dodd-Frank Act

March 29, 2019 Lindsey Gallo
University of Michigan
CRCC 105 2 PM TBD

Date Speaker Room Time Links
Sept. 21, 2018 Roman Chychla
University of Miami
CRCC 105 2 PM TBD
Sept. 25, 2018 Daniele Macciochi
University of Utah
CRCC 110 1 PM

Initial Coin Offerings: Early Evidence on the Role of Disclosure in the Unregulated Crypto Market

Nov. 9, 2018 Sara Toynbee
UT Austin
CRCC 105 2  PM TBD
Nov. 13, 2018 Judson Caskey
UCLA
CRCC 105 1 PM TBD
Nov. 16, 2018 Judson Caskey
UCLA
CRCC 105 2 PM TBD
Nov. 30, 2018 Gerardo Perez Cavazos
Harvard
CRCC 105 2 PM TBD
Dec. 12, 2018 Peter Demerjian
Washington University
CRCC 110 2 PM

Inside Debt and Agency Conflicts: Evidence from the Financial Crisis

Dec. 14, 2018 Tom Kubick
University of Kansas
CRCC 105 2 PM

Industry Tournament Incentives and Debt Contracting

Date Speaker Room Time Links
Friday, August 25, 2017 Shane S. Dikolli
Duke University
SFEBB 3106 2 – 3:20 PM CFO Co-Option, Earning Targets, and CEO Compensation
Friday, September 1, 2017 K. Ramesh SFEBB 3106 2  – 3:20 PM The Federal Reserve’s Reliance on SEC Filings
Friday, March 9, 2018 Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado SFEBB 3160 2  – 3:20 PM The Effect of Investor Inattention on Voluntary Disclosure
Friday, March 30, 2018 Xue Wang, Professor, The Ohio State University SFEBB 3160 2  – 3:20 PM Trade Secrets and Cost Structure
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Salman Arif, Assistant Professor, Indiana University CRCC 205 2  – 3:20 PM A Growing Disparity in Earnings Disclosure Mechanisms: The Rise of Concurrently
Released Earnings Announcements and 10-Ks
Friday, April 6, 2018 Jeremy Bertomeu, Associate Professor of Accounting, Rady of School Management, UCSD SFEBB 3160 2  – 3:20 PM “Ghost in the Machine: Using Machine Learning to Uncover Hidden Misstatements,”with E. Cheynel, E. Floyd and T. Pan
Friday, April 13, 2018 Assistant Professor, UCLA SFEBB 3160 2  – 3:20 PM Responsibility Centers, Decision Rights, and Synergies
Friday, April 27, 2018 Rahul Vashishtha, Associate Professor of Accounting, Duke University SFEBB 3160 2  – 3:20 PM Bank Transparency and Deposit Flows

Date Speaker Room Time Links
Friday, April 14, 2017 Wayne R. Landsman
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina
SFEBB 3106 2 PM – 3:20 PM Dark Trading Volume at Earnings Announcements
Friday, April 7th, 2017 Hans Christensen
Associate Professor of Accounting
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
SFEBB 3106 2 PM – 3:20 PM The Effects of Charge-Price Transparency Regulation on Prices in the Healthcare Industry
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 Delphine Samuels – CV
Job Candidate
Wharton
CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:20 PM  Customer monitoring of internal information processes and firms’ external reporting
Monday, February 6th, 2017 Tathagat Mukhopadhyay – CV
Job Candidate
London Business School
CRCC 210 12:30 PM – 2 PM  International Corporate Access Events and Foreign Investors’ Portfolio Decisions
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 Mario Schabus
Job Candidate
University of Amsterdam/University of Michigan
CRCC 110 11:30 – 1 PM
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 Prasart Jongjaroenkamol – CV
Job Candidate
University of Texas Austin
CRCC 110 12:30 PM – 2 PM  Monitoring, Incentive Contracting, and Accounting Manipulation
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Maclean (Mac) Gaulin – CV
Job Candidate
Rice University
CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:20 PM  Risk Fact or Fiction: The information content of risk factor disclosures
Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017 Jianxin (Donny) Zhao – CV
Job Candidate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CRCC 110 2 PM – 3:20 PM  The Economics of Bank Cross-Firm Selling: The Value of Borrower Board Connectedness and Opacity
Friday December 9, 2016 Jennifer Blouin

Wharton

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, November 18, 2016 Francis Tice

University of Colorado

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016 T.J. Wong

USC

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM Political Bias of Corporate News: Role of Conglomeration Reform in China
Friday, October 21, 2016 Carlo Gallimberti

Boston College

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM
Friday, September 30, 2016 Zachary Kaplan

Washington University St. Louis

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM

Do dividends convey information about future earnings?

Friday, September 16, 2016 Oded Rozenbaum

George Washington University

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM EBITDA and Overinvestment in Capital 
Friday, September 9, 2016 Rajiv Banker

Temple

SFEBB 3160 2 PM – 3:20 PM

Date Speaker Room Time Links
May 2, 2016

 

Xiaoli Tian

Ohio State University

SFEBB 3106 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Consistency of Mandatory and Voluntary Management Earning Forecasts and Implications for Analyst and Investor Information Processing
April 1, 2016 Dan Taylor

Wharton

SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Not Available.  And will be emailed to faculty.
February 24, 2016 Darren Bernard

Job Candidate

University of Washington

CRCC 210 2 PM – 3:30 PM Inter-Firm Information Demand*

CV

February 3, 2016 John S. Treu

Career-line Job Candidate

CRCC 210 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Unconditional Litigation Risk and Non-GAAP Reporting

CV

February 2, 2016 John Donovan

Job Candidate

Washington University in St. Louis

CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Role of Accounting Information in Equity Crowdfunding

CV

January 20, 2016 Daniele Macciocchi

Job Candidate

LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

CRCC 210 2 PM – 3:30 PM The effect of family ownership on firms’ disclosure policies.

CV

January 13, 2016 Leila Peyravan University of Toronto CRCC 2102 PM – 3:30 PM Financial Reporting Quality and Dual-Holding of Debt and Equity

CV

January 12, 2016 Seil Kim

New York University

CRCC 205 2 PM – 3:30 PM Information disclosure and insider trading around board meetings

CV

December 16, 2015 Laura A. Wellman

Kellogg School of Management

CRCC 210 2 PM – 3:30 PM MITIGATING POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY

CV

December 11, 2015 Mark Lang

UNC

 

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM The Ever-Expanding 10-K: Why are 10-Ks Getting So Much Longer (and does it matter)?
November 13, 2015 Ed deHaan

Stanford

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Do Weather-Induced Moods Affect the Processing of Earnings News?
November 6, 2015 Shira Cohen

Temple University

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM “Voluntary Disclosure and Corporate Investment”.
October 23, 2015 Ryan Ball

University of Michigan

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Can We Automate Earnings Forecasts and Beat
Analysts at Short Horizons?
October 9, 2015 Robert Resutek University of Georgia SFEBB 51302 PM – 3:30 PM The relationship between R&D, growth, and operating leverage
September 18, 2015 Jenny (Li) Zhang

University of British Columbia

SFEBB 5130 2 PM-3:30 PM “What are the costs of admitting mistakes for foreign firms?”

Date Speaker Room Time Links
April 20, 2015 Scott Dyreng

Duke University

 

SFEBB 5160B 2:15 PM-3:45 PM Direct evidence on the informational properties of earning in loan contracts
March 17, 2015 Atif Ellahie

London Business School

SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM
March 13, 2015 Christopher S. Armstrong

The Wharton School. University of Pennsylvania

SFEBB 5130 2 PM – 3:30 PM Why do CEOs hold so much unconstrained equity?
February 10, 2015 Nathan Marshall CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

The Flow of Earnings Information to the Market

February 9, 2015 Jie Zhou SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Paper and CV not available online and has been sent to faculty via email.
February 4, 2015 Sarah Shaikh CRCC 105 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Managerial Career Concerns and Earnings Forecasts

February 2, 2015 Omri Tov

 

CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV
Can the Bond Price Reaction to Earnings Announcements Predict Future Stock Returns?
January 23, 2015 Ciao-Wei Chen CRCC 105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Job Market Paper

January 20, 2015 Ben Lourie CRCC105 2 PM – 3:30 PM CV

Job Market Paper

January 14, 2015 Jordan Schoenfeld SFEBB 130 2 PM – 3:30 PM
January 12, 2015 Kimball Chapman SFEBB 5180 2 PM – 3:30 PM Limited Investor Attention and the Earnings Announcement Premium
December 12, 2014 Dan Amiram
Columbia University
SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30 pm Financial Statement Errors:
Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers
November 21, 2014 Henry Friedman

University of California

Los Angeles

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm Taste, information, and asset prices: Implications for the valuation of CSR
October 10, 2014 Mary Barth
Stanford University
SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm The JOBS Act and Information Uncertainty in IPO Firms

Mary Barth Schedule

September 12, 2014 Edward Owens

Emory University

 

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm The Effect of Short-Sale Constraints on Default Prediction Around the World

Internet Appendix of Additional Tables

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September 9, 2014 Melissa Western

University of Utah

SFEBB 7110 12:05-1:00pm Competing Reporting Objectives and Financial Reporting Quality
September 5, 2014 Francesco Bova

University of Toronto

SFEBB 5130 2:00-3:30pm Health-Insurer Bargaining Power and Firms’ Incentives to Manage Earinings

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Beyond the Classroom

The David Eccles School of Business offers Accounting students many opportunities to become involved in opportunities beyond the classroom.