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2019 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section

Speakers

Khrystyna Bochkay, University of Miami
Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:30 am - 11:30 am     

Technical Session: Igniting Your Coding Engine - A Hands-on Workshop on Extracting and Working with Textual Data

Khrystyna Bochkay is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics from Ivan Franko National University in L’viv, Ukraine, and a PhD degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Khrystyna’s research focuses on testing various theories in accounting, economics, and behavioral finance using qualitative information in firms’ mandatory and voluntary disclosures. These disclosures include various SEC filings (annual and quarterly reports, earnings press releases, IPO prospectuses, proxy statements, etc.) and transcripts of earnings conference calls. Results of her studies provide a strong support for qualitative disclosures providing useful information to market participants, above and beyond traditional financial indicators. 

Khrystyna publishes her papers in leading academic journals and presents her work at different national and international accounting conferences and research workshops. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for major accounting and finance journals and conferences. 


 

Christine A. Botosan, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Friday, January 11, 2019, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
FASB Update and Research Relevance

Christine Botosan has been a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) since July 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Botosan served as a professor of accounting at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. An award-winning professor and researcher, Ms. Botosan has a broad knowledge of accounting issues, with particular expertise in the areas of financial statement analysis and valuation. Ms. Botosan has served in a variety of roles during her tenure at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. In addition to her tenure as a professor, she served as a leadership fellow in the office of the vice president and as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Presidential Chair in Ethical Financial Reporting. She also served as President of the American Accounting Association from 2014-2015.

 


Roman Chychyla, University of Miami
Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:30 am - 11:30 am     

Technical Session: Igniting Your Coding Engine - A Hands-on Workshop on Extracting and Working with Textual Data

Roman Chychyla is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami Business School, which he joined in 2014 after completing his PhD in Accounting Information Systems at Rutgers University. Roman also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master’s of Science degree in Statistics from Ivan Franko National University in L’viv, Ukraine.

Roman’s research interests lie in the qualitative content, format, and style of corporate disclosures, drivers behind firm and management choices of what information to include in corporate reports and how to report it, and consequences of these choices. In addition, Roman teaches and develops various applications of data analytics in accounting and auditing.  Roman’s work has been published in leading accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economic, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Information Systems. He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Theoretical Computer Science.  

 


Kurt Gee, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Friday, January 11, 2019, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
FASB Update and Research Relevance

Kurt Gee joined the FASB in July 2018 as its first post-doctoral academic fellow. As part of his year-long fellowship, he serves as a liaison between the accounting academic community and the FASB, working closely with FASB staff to incorporate relevant insights from academic research into the standard-setting process.

An assistant professor of accounting at The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business (on leave for the duration of his fellowship), Mr. Gee conducts academic research on how companies communicate financial information to investors, with particular focus on qualitative (i.e., textual) information and non-GAAP metrics. His research has been published in premier academic journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Mr. Gee received his PhD from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to studying at Stanford, Kurt graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a master’s degree in accountancy.

 


Bob Laux, International Integrated Reporting Council
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Integrated Reporting: The Need to Focus Capital on the Long-Term

Bob Laux is the North American Lead for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).  The IIRC is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.  Prior to joining the IIRC, Bob spent 16 years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as the Treasury Controller.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Bob was an Industry Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Emerging Issues Task Force.  Prior to joining the FASB, Bob spent eight years at General Motors.

 


 

Andrew J. Leone, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:30 am - 11:30 am             
Technical Session: Igniting Your Coding Engine - A Hands-on Workshop on Extracting and Working with Textual Data

Andrew J. Leone is the Keith I. DeLashmutt Chair of Accounting Information & Management. Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Leone was the Warren Johnson Chair of Accounting at the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration from 2008 to 2018.   During his tenure at the University of Miami, he served as Department Chair (January 2009 - May 2012), and then Ph.D. Coordinator (June 2012 – June 2013) until his appointment as Vice Dean, Faculty Development and Research (July 1, 2013 – November 2016).  Prior to joining the University of Miami, Andy held tenure-track appointments at the University of Rochester (1997-2005), and Penn State University (2005-2008).  He also held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago (Spring 2001) and the University of Michigan (2002-2003). 

Andy’s research examines the role of accounting information in contracting and the capital markets.  He has published in leading academic journals, including: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Health Economics, and Management Science.  His research has been recognized with several awards, including: Provost’s University-Wide Research Award, University of Miami, 2014; American Accounting Association’s, Notable Contribution to the Literature Award, 2013; Emerald Management Review’s Citations of Excellence Award, 2012; and American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award, 2005.

Andy has served on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He received his B.S. from Quinnipiac University, MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

 


Russell J. Lundholm, The University of British Columbia Ph.D. Mentoring Award
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:45 am–1:30 pm

Russell J. Lundholm is the Deloitte Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University, a M.S. in statistics from The University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Iowa. He has also been a faculty member at Stanford University and the University of Michigan.

Russell has served as Editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and has been an editorial board member at Contemporary Accounting Research and The Accounting Review. He has published approximately 40 scholarly articles and a leading financial statement analysis textbook. Not surprisingly, Russell has been asked to give numerous (over 100) research presentations across the globe.

Russell has supervised 15 doctoral dissertations and served on 13 additional dissertation committees. His students are highly successful academics at institutions including (but not limited to) The University of Texas, University of Washington, University of California, Los Angeles, Boston College, The University of Chicago, and University of Michigan. He won the Best Dissertation Supervisor Award in 2011 for his supervision of Nemit Shroff’s dissertation at the University of Michigan.

 


Katherine Schipper, Duke University Lifetime Service Award
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Professor Schipper holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from the University of Dayton as well as M.B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago. She also has been a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Chicago

Katherine served as Editor of the Journal of Accounting Research for 15 years, from 1985 to 1999. In addition, her outstanding record of editorial service includes editor and/or editorial board positions with the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Review of Accounting Studies, and many more.

Her numerous contributions to academic and professional organizations include service as Director of Research and President of the American Accounting Association (AAA) as well as appointment to dozens of its committees. She also has served as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. She has served the International Association for Accounting Education and Research as Vice-President Research and also President.

Katherine is a frequent consultant to regulators and professional organizations. She served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council from 1996 to 1999. In 2001 she was appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Her five-year tenure on the Board was distinguished by her unmatched command of the most complex accounting issues and her ability to bring research to bear on accounting policy matters.

In addition to her outstanding service to the profession, Katherine has received numerous awards and honors for teaching and research. She is a gifted instructor, supervising over twenty doctoral dissertations, and is a widely respected researcher.

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