Monday, May 13, 2019

Unrecognized Asset Values affect the Relation between Equity Returns and Debt Valuation Adjustment

When a firm suffers from a credit downgrade, will it be possible for the firm to record a large unrealized gain in its income? The answer is yes under the accounting standard SFAS No. 159 of the U.S. GAAP.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Does Board Expertise Always Enhance Firm Performance?

Policy makers and regulators generally believe firms should enlist directors with more expertise. For example, the U.S.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The association between director overcompensation and related party transactions prone to insider opportunism

Related party transactions (hereafter RPTs) involve a transfer of resources, services, or obligations between a reporting entity and a related party (SFAS 57; IAS 24). Although not all RPTs are “bad," prior research documents that some RPTs reflect insider opportunism and are harmful to shareholders.

Monday, March 4, 2019

SAF Alumnus José Hernandez writes book on how to combat corrupt businesses

José R. Hernandez (MAcc '98) is quite involved with the School of Accounting and Finance being formerly part of the SAF Advisory Council, participating in our 2018 Valentine's story, and coming to the School as a guest speaker to talk about his experiences and book, Broken Business.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CBV, adding value to a degree

CBV, adding value to a degree and professional designation

Co-op work experience is key to developing career-ready skills and enhancing technical knowledge. But when the links between studies and curiosity takes you off the beaten path, it can be a good thing.

An elective, ambition, and a natural sense of curiosity has led many graduates from the Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program to discovering a meaningful career path in business valuations.