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Stanford Business: Stimulus money might stimulate insider trading

A study co-authored by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that “politically connected shareholders cashed in with suspiciously well-timed trades during the 2008 federal bailout.” The study examined trades made by officers and directors…

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Bloomberg: Wirecard exposes Big Four accounting lapses endure post-Enron

Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the issue of the Big Four auditing firms. “A few months ago the threat of seismic government action seemed more credible but Covid-19…

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The New York Times: Epstein estate’s first legal bill in fight against accusers: $90,000

Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on financial issues involved in a legal battle surrounding the estate of the late Jeffrey Epstein. Professor Jagolinzer said it raises “way too many questions” as it is…

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Market Watch: Opinion: Cannabis stock investors should pay attention to this potential threat to share prices

A study looking at a cannabis accounting case by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in the article. The case study looks at accounting practices in the marijuana industry, and was co-authored with…

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Accounting Web: Small practices continue to feel the recruitment crunch at Accountex

Dr Mike Willis, Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge, gave a talk at the Accountex conference on accounting education and recruitment. “Firms do need a certain kind of person and I don’t think the universities are turning them…

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Companies and climate change

Sustainability reporting alone will not affect meaningful change, but new policies are also needed, the chair of the International Accounting Standards Board tells a Cambridge Judge conference. The chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) told a Cambridge Judge…

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Companies and climate change

Financial Times: ‘Greenwashing is rampant’, warns chief of global accounting body

Press coverage of a Cambridge Judge conference on climate change financial reporting. Keynote speaker Hans Hoogervorst, the chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), said that companies’ sustainability reporting alone will not affect meaningful change. “We should not expect…

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Market Watch: How marijuana companies can profit without selling pot

A case study co-authored by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge, is featured in the article. The case study looks at accounting practices in the marijuana industry, and was co-authored with cannabis investor White Sheep Corp. The…

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Future accounting leaders: do you have the right skills?

If you attend accounting conferences or peruse accounting websites, certain topics will come up again and again. Is AI going to make me redundant? Regulators are at it again; what's the latest change? How can we make better decisions under…

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Future accounting leaders

Accounting Insight News: Accountants: you don’t have the right skills

Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Master of Accounting programme at Cambridge Judge, writes about challenges that accountants face and what the future looks like for the industry. “The path to a career in professional accounting typically requires passing a…

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