Hot off the press

I received a David Zion, Amit Varshney, and Chris Cornett report earlier today (Credit Suisse). They say, among other things, that the FASB just held its first board meeting to discuss overhauling the accounting for financial instruments. They claim that although there’s still a long way to go, it looks like the FASB could be [...] Read more > >

Round Table on Securitization with Cathy Shakespeare

On Tuesday, July 28th, 4pm ET, Cathy Shakespeare will lead a discussion on securitization.  Cathy will start by giving us a gentle introduction to this complex commercial arrangement, and then use recent research to indicate directions for future work.  To get insights into one of the most central issues in securitization you might start with [...] Read more > >

Round Table Discussion with Bob Laux, Microsoft

Details on participation are here. On Wednesday, July 22nd, 11am ET, we will get a preparer’s perspective on the state and future of financial reporting standards from Bob Laux, Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft.  Mr. Laux is responsible for Microsoft’s financial accounting, including  responding to GAAP questions and issues within Microsoft [...] Read more > >

Introducing the FASRI Round Table Discussion Series (aka Office Hours 2.0)

I am glad to announce a number of changes in our online meetings, starting with the name. Name Change What had been called “Office Hours” are now “Round Table Discussions”.  We feel the name better reflects the nature of the interaction, which blends many voices with differing points of view.  The name ‘office hours’ instead [...] Read more > >

Some Comments On Contribution

Since June 1, 2008, I’ve had the honor and privilege of serving as an editor of The Accounting Review. In this role, I get to see a lot of papers in the financial-archival area, although there are four other editors plus senior editor Steve Kachelmeier also looking at papers in this area, so I don’t [...] Read more > >

Notes on Blogging for Journalists…Accounting Research Edition

Felix Salmon of Reuters has written a very interesting article about the nature of blogging.  It is directed at journalists, not researchers, so it isn’t exactly on point.  But if you are interested in contributing to our blog, it is worth a look. This point in particular gets at one of the more uncomfortable parts [...] Read more > >

Upcoming Conversations: Microsoft's Bob Laux and U of M's Cathy Shakespeare

We just confirmed a couple of great sessions for office hours: Next week we get a preparer’s perspective on standard setting, from Bob Laux, Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft.  Wednesday, July 22, 11am ET. The following week, Cathy Shakespeare leads a discussion on research opportunities in securitization–but first, she will help [...] Read more > >

Upcoming Conversations: Microsoft’s Bob Laux and U of M’s Cathy Shakespeare

We just confirmed a couple of great sessions for office hours: Next week we get a preparer’s perspective on standard setting, from Bob Laux, Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft.  Wednesday, July 22, 11am ET. The following week, Cathy Shakespeare leads a discussion on research opportunities in securitization–but first, she will help [...] Read more > >

Anthony Hopwood at Office Hours: Implications of the Financial Crisis for Accounting Research (and other matters)

Office Hours next week will feature a conversation with Anthony Hopwood about what the financial crisis means for accounting (and finance) researchers.  We will be changing our schedule a little bit:  the session will be at 11am ET, Tuesday, July 14th. Information about getting to the session can be found here. Anthony has a most [...] Read more > >

FASB to Develop a Disclosure Framework

The FASB announced today the addition of a disclosure framework project to their agenda.  The addition of the project appears to be motivated by feedback the Board received the ITAC and CIFR committees. In today’s press release, Chairman Bob Herz said: Read more > >