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Faculty Research Workshops and Student Seminar Series

Learn about the various Faculty Research Workshops and the Student Seminar Series offered during the 2017-2018 school year.

Faculty Research Workshops

The Accounting Department continues to host research workshops as part of our commitment to support faculty research. We invite nationally and internationally recognized scholars to present their research works at Santa Clara University. These workshops provide opportunities for SCU faculty to interact with leading-edge scholars in the field and to present their own early-stage research to solicit valuable feedback. Below is the list of research workshops during 2017-2018.


Rebecca Lester

Stanford University

Transparency and Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)


TJ Wong

University of Southern California

What is Local Information Advantage? The Institutional Knowledge of Analysts in Local versus Foreign Brokerage Firms in China


Sanjiv Das

Santa Clara University

Text Analysis


Sean Cao

Georgia State University

Stock-Performance Goals in Executive Compensation Contracts and Management Earnings Guidance


Mark Lang

University of North Carolina

The Rise of VIEs in China: Causes and Consequences of Regulatory Ambiguity


John Robinson

Texas A&M University

What’s My Target? Analyst Forecast Dispersion and Earnings Management


Devin Shanthikumar

University of California, Irvine

Action Speaks Louder than Search: Retail Investor Trading and the EDGAR System


Ted Christensen

University of Georgia

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? An Empirical Analysis of Infographics in 10-K Filings


Student Seminar Series

The Department offers seminar series in the Fall and Winter Quarters for students who are interested in developing a broader understanding of accounting-related business issues.  These seminars introduce students to current issues in accounting that may not be included in the regular curriculum.  If you would like to suggest a topic or make a presentation, please contact Professor Jane Ou or Professor Yongtae Kim.  Below is the list of speakers and their presentation topics during the past academic year.

Seminar 1: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:50 – 5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Forensic Investigations – A look into G.U.A.P. (Generally Unaccepted Accounting Principle).
Stefan Anderson and Josh Rusenko, KPMG, LLP 

Seminar 2: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 3:50 – 5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

FP&A - Enabling Business Performance through Decision Support and Financial Strategic Insights
Cynthia Chavez and Eric Han, Genentech 

Seminar 3: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3:50 – 5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Estimated Gross Profit – Really??  Construction Industry Accounting 101
Howard Loomis, Loomis & Co. LLP

Seminar 4: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:50 – 5:30 pm (Lucas 126)

Accounting for the Life Science Industry
Greg Vlahos, PwC, LLP 

Seminar 5: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:50 – 5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

So You Think You Want to be a CFO? 
Jack Lazar, Silicon Laboratories 

Seminar 6: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 3:50-5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Real estate companies and accounting issues that impact them
Kathryn Johnson: RSM US LLP 

Seminar 7: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 3:50-5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Cryptocurrency and blockchain
Aaron Michael Shaw, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Seminar 8: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 3:50-5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Accounting Issues for Sports Franchises
Kim McCormick, Niall Fagan, Grant Thornton LLP 

Seminar 9: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 3:50-5:30 pm (Daly Science 206)

Tax Reform – How does tax reform impact US multinational companies? Is it really a territorial tax system now?
Tai Kimura, KMPG LLP 

Seminar 10: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 3:50-5:30 pm (Lucas 126)

Digital Audits
Garrett Wisthoff, Ernst & Young LLP


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