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Voluntary Fair Value Disclosures Beyond Sfas 157’S Three-Level Estimates, Sung Gon CHUNG, Beng Wee GOH, Jeffrey NG, Kevin OW YONG 2017 Wayne State University

Voluntary Fair Value Disclosures Beyond Sfas 157’S Three-Level Estimates, Sung Gon Chung, Beng Wee Goh, Jeffrey Ng, Kevin Ow Yong

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Some firms voluntarily make disclosures about the controls and processes in place to ensure the reliability of fair value estimates. Consistent with these disclosures being driven by management’s concerns about the reliability of their SFAS 157 estimates, we find that firms with more opaque estimates are more likely to provide such disclosures. We then examine whether these disclosures increase the reliability of fair value estimates. We find that they are associated with higher market pricing and lower information risk for Level 3 estimates. Further analyses of the contents of the reliability disclosures reveal that the following are particularly important ...


Factors Influencing Recruitment Of Non-Accounting Business Professionals Into Internal Auditing, Geoffrey D. Bartlett, Joleen Kremin, K. Kelli Saunders, David A. Wood 2017 Utah Valley University

Factors Influencing Recruitment Of Non-Accounting Business Professionals Into Internal Auditing, Geoffrey D. Bartlett, Joleen Kremin, K. Kelli Saunders, David A. Wood

Business Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper examines factors affecting non-accounting business professionals' willingness to work in internal auditing. In a 2 × 6 experiment with 502 participants from across the country, we find that, in contrast to prior research examining accountants, business professionals have relatively favorable views of internal audit. Although they hold favorable views, participants were still less likely to apply for a position labeled as internal audit than an identical position with an alternate label. Varying the structure of internal audit, including job responsibilities, career path, and sourcing arrangement, did not affect participants' willingness to apply for an internal audit position. We also ...


Accounting In Fiction, S. Ray Granade 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Accounting In Fiction, S. Ray Granade

Articles

A bibliography of fiction in which accountants are characters, or in which accountancy plays a part in the plot.


Hospitality Management Accounting: Current Problems And Future Opportunities, Gordon S. Potter, Raymond S. Schmidgall 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Hospitality Management Accounting: Current Problems And Future Opportunities, Gordon S. Potter, Raymond S. Schmidgall

Gordon Potter

This paper discusses areas for future research opportunities by addressing accounting issues faced by management accountants practicing in hospitality organizations. Specifically, the article focuses on the use of the uniform system of accounts by operating properties, the usefulness of allocating support costs to operated departments, extending our understanding of operating costs and performance measurement systems and the certification of practicing accountants.


On The Use Of Regression And Verbal Protocol Analysis In Modeling Analysts’ Behavior In An Unstructured Task Environment: A Methodological Note, M. J. Anderson, Gordon S. Potter 2017 Michigan State University

On The Use Of Regression And Verbal Protocol Analysis In Modeling Analysts’ Behavior In An Unstructured Task Environment: A Methodological Note, M. J. Anderson, Gordon S. Potter

Gordon Potter

This paper discusses areas for future research opportunities by addressing accounting issues faced by management accountants practicing in hospitality organizations. Specifically, the article focuses on the use of the uniform system of accounts by operating properties, the usefulness of allocating support costs to operated departments, extending our understanding of operating costs and performance measurement systems and the certification of practicing accountants.


Accounting Earnings Announcements, Institutional Investor Concentration, And Common Stock Returns, Gordon S. Potter 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Accounting Earnings Announcements, Institutional Investor Concentration, And Common Stock Returns, Gordon S. Potter

Gordon Potter

[Excerpt] This study examines the relation between the level of institutional investor ownership and the magnitude of security price variability at quarterly earnings announcement dates. Prior research consistently documents a negative association between firm size and announcement-date return variability. One explanation for this finding is that as more timely, alternative information becomes available on large firms prior to an announcement date, their security prices become informative, thereby reducing the information content of the earnings announcement. Large firms are closely followed by institutional investors. These investors dedicate substantial resources to information search. Therefore, the link between size and information production may ...


Coordinating Information And Controlling Costs, Gordon S. Potter 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Coordinating Information And Controlling Costs, Gordon S. Potter

Gordon Potter

[Excerpt] I want to cover two essential and related topics in this chapter: determining the extent of decision rights you grant to your employees, and the management reports you provide to these employees to motivate them to effectively utilize resources. I recognize that if you are a sole practitioner, you may handle these all on your own. But if you hire people to manage your property, you should consider the points I discuss here.


Industry-University Partnership Through Experiential Project-Based Learning: A Singapore Case Study, Gary PAN, Gan Hup TAN, Yvonne TAN 2017 Singapore Management University

Industry-University Partnership Through Experiential Project-Based Learning: A Singapore Case Study, Gary Pan, Gan Hup Tan, Yvonne Tan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

A radical approach to preparing university students with future work skills, by combining academic with experiential learning through real projects faced by client partners. Learn how a university can create opportunities for collaborative learning and a tripartite learning relationship for academia, students and industry.Outcomes and impact of the case Post-module feedback surveys conducted over AY2015/16 showed that over 80% of the students who took an SMU-X module reported enhanced problem-solving, analytical, reasoning and communication skills, all of which were skills highly valued by employers. These results also dovetailed with SMU-X’s learning outcomes. More than 85% felt that ...


When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going, Antti Fredriksson, Daniela Maresch, Matthias Fink, Andrea Moro 2017 University of Turku, School of Economics

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going, Antti Fredriksson, Daniela Maresch, Matthias Fink, Andrea Moro

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

A bank’s lending decision is affected by the amount of information it can access and by its capability to manage this information. The latter aspect implies that the bank has to decide whether borrowers should be managed in a local branch of the bank or in its headquarters. By looking at a sample of Finnish banks, the present research investigates a bank’s capability to extract profitability from both locally and centrally managed firms. We find that banks are able to properly discriminate between firms: those which should be managed by loan managers with expert knowledge in the bank ...


Characteristics Of Accounting Faculty In The U.S., Ravindra R. Kamath, Heidi H. Meier, Edward G. Thomas 2017 Cleveland State University

Characteristics Of Accounting Faculty In The U.S., Ravindra R. Kamath, Heidi H. Meier, Edward G. Thomas

Ravindra Kamath

In this article, the academic and personal characteristics of Accounting faculty members at Colleges and Universities in the United States are analyzed to determine the demographics of the Accounting Professorate. Data on 12 variables were collected for the 2004-2005 academic year as a means of constructing a professional profile of the typical accounting professor teaching at today’s universities. Given that there are anticipated shortages of accounting faculty, this information should be of interest to students who are considering accounting as a major, those contemplating entering the profession, and those faculty members who are engaged in educating the next generation ...


Impact On Grant Fraud Within The Government, Ashley Clark 2017 La Salle University

Impact On Grant Fraud Within The Government, Ashley Clark

Economic Crime Forensics Capstones

My proposal and area of concentration will focus on the forensic accountant’s role in grant fraud. This role is more important now than ever, as fraudsters’ efforts have become more sophisticated over time. Grant fraud is particularly susceptible because more and more fraudsters are working within the company and understand the internal workings of the organization. Ensuring that grant notice of award regulations and rules are followed – and that relevant agencies and individuals follow all protocols under the budgeted term – are crucial components to ensuring the grant’s success.

Within my research paper, I will cover all areas associated ...


Changing Paradigm In Accounting And Finance, Shyam Sunder 2017 Yale University

Changing Paradigm In Accounting And Finance, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Financial Reporting: Standards, Norms And Institutions, Shyam Sunder 2017 Yale University

Rethinking Financial Reporting: Standards, Norms And Institutions, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Using Accounting Information To Forecast Market Performance, Tyler Atanasov 2017 The University of Akron

Using Accounting Information To Forecast Market Performance, Tyler Atanasov

Honors Research Projects

This study examines how accounting information can be used to forecast market performance of stocks. We used the specific accounting information of earnings-to-price and book-to-market value ratios, in relation to a stocks 5-year holding period return to determine market performance. The most current, quarterly data with a longer sample period than previous studies was used. First, portfolios of stocks were formed based on the value of each stocks ratio. Next, univariate tests were then run on each ratio’s portfolios to determine if there was statistical significance in the differences among the portfolios returns. Lastly, we determined that investors could ...


Red Alert, Jake Breunig, Priyadashini Chandrashekhar, Trey Gilliland, Landon Hammons, Jeff Mollman, Emma Topp 2017 Governor's Scholars Program, Murray State University

Red Alert, Jake Breunig, Priyadashini Chandrashekhar, Trey Gilliland, Landon Hammons, Jeff Mollman, Emma Topp

GSP at Murray State University

Red Alert is an app using voice recogni3on so people can call for help. The app is similar to “Hey Siri” present in iPhones and the Cortana feature in Androids. When a person uses his or her first preset keyword, the phone’s voice recogniton software accesses the app, which starts an audio recording, and when the second keyword is used, the app alerts the police. The primary consumer for Red Alert is high school to middle-aged women, with a secondary focus on those who live in urban areas. The technology exists, so the only needed recourse is programming. The ...


Designing An Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach, Gary PAN, Venky SHANKARARAMAN, Poh Sun SEOW, Gan Hup TAN 2017 Singapore Management University

Designing An Accounting Analytics Course Using Experiential Learning Approach, Gary Pan, Venky Shankararaman, Poh Sun Seow, Gan Hup Tan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This paper describes an undergraduate accounting analytics course which was delivered based on an experiential learning approach. This accounting analytics course is timely as, with the proliferation of Big Data, several accounting professional bodies have highlighted the importance of developing analytical skills among accounting graduates. The experiential learning approach was adopted because there is a need to equip students with future work skills so as to tackle increasingly complex problems. The professors collaborate with external partners to design a course which combines theory with experiential learning through heavy use of projects involving real world problems. Students rated the course favourably ...


Internal Control And Operational Efficiency, Qiang CHENG, Beng Wee GOH, Jae Bum Kim 2017 Singapore Management University

Internal Control And Operational Efficiency, Qiang Cheng, Beng Wee Goh, Jae Bum Kim

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

We examine whether effective internal control over financial reporting has implications beyond that of financial reporting to firm operational efficiency. We predict and find that operational efficiency, derived from frontier analysis, is significantly lower among firms disclosing material weaknesses in internal control relative to firms with effective control. This result exists even in the years leading up to the disclosure of material weaknesses, but disappears after remediation of the internal control problems, suggesting that the remediation of material weaknesses improves operational efficiency. Overall, our study extends the literature on the reporting effects of strong versus weak internal control, and helps ...


Using An Online Learning Tutorial To Teach Rea Data Modelling In Accounting Information Systems Courses, Poh Sun SEOW, PAN, Gary 2017 Singapore Management University

Using An Online Learning Tutorial To Teach Rea Data Modelling In Accounting Information Systems Courses, Poh Sun Seow, Pan, Gary

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Online learning has been gaining widespread adoption due to its success in enhancing student-learning outcomes and improving student academic performance. This paper describes an online tutorial to teach resource-event-agent (REA) data modeling in an undergraduate accounting information systems course. The REA online tutorial reflects a self-study application designed to help students improve their understanding of the REA data model. As such, the tutorial acts as a supplement to lectures by reinforcing the concepts and incorporating practices to assess student understanding. Instructors can access the REA online tutorial at http://smu.sg/rea. An independent survey by the University's Centre ...


Exploring Alternative Funding Methods For The Lead Remediation Program In Scott County, Iowa, Brittany A. Poynor, Layne Porembski, Arielle Bloemer, Brandon Schattner, Sarah Hanson 2017 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Exploring Alternative Funding Methods For The Lead Remediation Program In Scott County, Iowa, Brittany A. Poynor, Layne Porembski, Arielle Bloemer, Brandon Schattner, Sarah Hanson

2016-2017: Scott County, Iowa and the Scott County Health Department

For this project, five students worked to put together five alternative funding solutions for the Scott County Health Department's lead remediation program. With limited government grants available, the health department is now considering local funding in order to address the issue of lead poisoning in Davenport, Iowa. These reports, along with other SWLI research, provide valuable information and are the foundation of the up-and-coming remediation program for the county.


Differences In The Reliability Of Fair Value Hierarchy Measurements: A Cross Country Study, Chu Yeong LIM, Tee Yong Jeffrey NG, Keng Kevin OW YONG, Gary PAN 2017 Singapore Management University

Differences In The Reliability Of Fair Value Hierarchy Measurements: A Cross Country Study, Chu Yeong Lim, Tee Yong Jeffrey Ng, Keng Kevin Ow Yong, Gary Pan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Prior research suggests that there are significant differences in how investors perceive thereliability of fair values across the fair value hierarchy. An unaddressed question in this stream ofresearch is whether cross-country differences in institutional factors are able to mediatedifferences in reliability for the fair value hierarchy measurements. Based on an internationalsample of banks across 20 different countries, we find that the probability of crash risk is loweramong countries with better financial development infrastructure, greater level of trust, tightersecurity regulations and higher level of disclosure requirements. These results apply to Level 1assets but not to Level 2 and Level 3 assets ...


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