Joint Goodman conference to examine disclosures and social activities of accounting firms – The Brock News

Top researchers from Temple University will be in Brock this week to talk about their work examining the activities and motivations of accounting firms.

Jagan Krishnan and Jayanthi Krishnan, both Professors and Merves Senior Research Fellows at Fox School of Business, Temple University, will each present a 45-minute talk on Friday, September 16 as part of a joint Goodman School of Business. CPA Center for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting (CPA-CPPIA) Speaker Series and Brownbag Series.

Jagan Krishnan, Merves Professor and Senior Fellow at Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Jagan’s presentation on his article, “Accounting Firms’ Corporate Social Responsibility Activities: Determinants and Consequences,” examines the increased involvement of accounting firms in social activities, including the reasons why they participate in these activities and the benefits that it offers them.

With over 30 years of teaching and professional experience in auditing and consulting, much of his research focuses on audit quality, corporate governance, auditor litigation, regulation and fraudulent financial reports.

A head and shoulders shot of Jayanthi Krishnan

Jayanthi Krishnan, Merves Professor and Senior Fellow at Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Jayanthi will present his paper, “Management Going Concern Reporting by Firms without Auditors’ Going Concern Reports: Evidence from ASU 2014-2015”. The study takes a close look at mandatory and voluntary disclosures about a company’s continued existence and how new reporting guidelines can provide managers with more accurate inside information.

Jayanthi’s research areas include audit quality, auditor rotation, internal control, corporate governance and audit regulations. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award from the American Accounting Association.

The Goodman Lecture Series provides Goodman faculty, staff, and students with an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching, and practice with business colleagues.

Presentations will take place on Friday, September 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at TH 259. Those interested in attending are invited to email Crystal Li at [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Joel C. Hicks