Florida Accounting Symposium

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September 13-14, 2019, Gainesville, FL


2019 Florida Accounting Symposium Program

Call for Papers

Accounting researchers from all accounting Ph.D. granting institutions within Florida are invited to submit manuscripts to the fifth annual Florida Accounting Symposium (FAS). The FAS’ objective is to facilitate the interaction of accounting researchers (especially junior faculty and doctoral students) and the exchange of research ideas in the great Sunshine State. The University of Florida, Florida State University, and University of Miami will take turns hosting the annual FAS. The fifth conference will be held on September 13-14 in Gainesville, Florida.

The 2019 FAS submission deadline is July 15, 2019. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee. Submitting authors will be notified of the program committee’s decisions no later than August 10.

Both accounting faculty and doctoral students from accounting Ph.D. granting institutions within Florida are invited to attend the conference. Registration before August 19 is required but no registration fee is charged. The conference will start with lunch at noon on Friday, September 13, and end right after lunch on Saturday, September 14. We will follow the same conference format as last year.

For submissions and questions, please contact:

Marcus Kirk
University of Florida
Phone: (352) 273-0222

Program Committee for the 2019 FAS:
Bruce Billings, Florida State University
Diana Falsetta, University of Miami
Marcus Kirk, University of Florida
Rick Morton, Florida State University
Sundaresh Ramnath, University of Miami
Jennifer Wu Tucker, University of Florida


  • Friday, 1:30pmThe dissemination and pricing of street earnings. Eric Weisbrod (University of Miami)
  • Friday, 2:20pmPromoting proactive auditing behaviors. Mike Ricci (University of Florida)
  • Friday, 3:30pmPrice discovery and analysts’ cash flow forecasts. Sami Keskek (Florida State University)
  • Friday, 4:20pmInitial audit engagement discounts through the lens of time. Nick Cicone (University of Florida)
  • Saturday, 9:00amDisclosure spillover: evidence from going-private activity. Jeffery Piao (University of Florida)
  • Saturday, 9:50amThe optional qualitative assessment in impairment tests. Jake Krupa (University of Miami)
  • Saturday, 11:00amAnalyst extraversion and information gathering. Diana Weng (University of Florida)
  • Saturday, 11:50amInternal control risk and initial audit pricing. Dana Wallace (University of Central Florida)