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For a fourth consecutive year, The Telfer School of Management hosted the prestigious Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance. Held on May 11, the 2018 Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance brought together more than 180 academics and professionals from around the globe.

Academics and professionals shared their knowledge in engaging presentations and discussions that covered timely and relevant topics in the fields of accounting and finance, including behavioural finance, corporate governance, textual analysis in accounting research, accounting history, and auditing.

This year’s distinguished keynote speakers were Jerold Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester and founding Editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics; and  Andrew Karolyi, Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Finance at Cornell University, and Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Financial Studies.

Zimmerman discussed how internal control systems are critical to the survival and success of organized crime. Karolyi presented the advances in the FinTech industry while highlighting the surprising lack of research by finance scholars and professionals on such an important topic.

The Telfer School of Management would like to recognize the efforts of the organizing committee who made this prestigious research event a great success again, in particular the co-chairs, Professor Lamia Chourou and Professor Cheryl McWatters, Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History, as well as Professor Samir Saadi.

The Telfer School of Management would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the CPA Ontario, the Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series, the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre, the University of Ottawa, Pearson, and Wiley.

We look forward to the 2019 Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance, scheduled for May 10, 2019.


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