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Media Mentions | July 28, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Rita McGrath says that conventional finance metrics measure the wrong things and that we are beginning to see more finance community members embrace different accounting methods.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Accountants Increasingly Use Data Analysis to Catch Fraud

Media Mentions | December 05, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Dan Amiram was recently invited by the S.E.C. to demonstrate his new method for uncovering financial fraud.

Topics: Accounting | Read Article

The Value of Cash

Media Mentions | November 04, 2014 | CFO

Professor Hans Tallis recommends that chief financial officers have a clear understanding of both the benefits and costs of additional balance-sheet cash to help guide decision–making about appropriate levels of liquidity in the organization’s capital structure.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Starboard May Use This Structure to Save Yahoo $16 Billion

Media Mentions | September 29, 2014 | CNBC

Professor Robert Willens explains how Yahoo could use a transaction known as a Reverse Morris Trust to save the company $16 billion in taxes.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Vanguard to Fight “Tax Dodge” Lawsuit Vigorously

Media Mentions | September 07, 2014 | Financial Times

Professor Robert Willens comments on Vanguard’s alleged tax avoidance and why the IRS might not have raised any questions until now.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy, Risk Management | Read Article

Republicans, Democrats Differ on Solving US Companies Heading Overseas for Lower Taxes

Media Mentions | August 12, 2014 | CCTV-America

Professor Dan Amiram addresses the need to revamp US tax laws to encourage corporations from moving overseas.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

Academics Say Quant Analysis Can Detect Financial Irregularities

Media Mentions | July 09, 2014 | Value Walk

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research finds that Benford’s Law can be used to detect financial reporting irregularities.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance | Read Article

Fair-Value Accounting’s Role in Financial Crisis Scrutinized

Media Mentions | June 30, 2014 | Accounting Today

Prof. Urooj Khan’s research finds that fair value accounting was unfairly blamed for the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but recognizes that some investors reacted positively to news that rules would be relaxed in response to the crisis.

Topics: Accounting, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Press Release | June 30, 2014

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Risk Management | Read Article

The Simple Mathematical Law That Financial Fraudsters Can't Beat

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Forbes

Prof. Dan Amiram’s research shows that public companies whose financial statements are significantly out of compliance with Benford’s Law are more likely to be caught by the SEC for accounting irregularities.

Topics: Accounting, Corporate Finance, Organizations | Read Article

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