Florida Accounting Symposium

September 29-30, 2023, Gainesville, FL

Call for Papers

We are delighted to invite accounting researchers from all accounting Ph.D. granting institutions within Florida to submit manuscripts to the eighth 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 the University of Miami will take turns hosting the annual FAS. The eighth conference will be held on September 29-30, 2023, in Gainesville, Florida.

The 2023 FAS submission deadline is July 24, 2023. Papers will be selected by the Program Committee. Submitting authors will be notified of the program committee’s decisions no later than August 19.

Both accounting faculty and doctoral students from accounting Ph.D. granting institutions within Florida are invited to attend the conference. Registration before September 5 is required (via the website below), but no registration fee is charged. The conference will start with lunch at noon on Friday, September 29, and end right after lunch on Saturday, September 30.

For submissions and questions, please contact:

Michael Mayberry

University of Florida



Program Committee for the 2023 FAS:
Bruce Billings, Florida State University
Marcus Kirk, University of Florida
Daniele Macciocchi, University of Miami
Landon Mauler, Florida State University
Michael Mayberry, University of Florida
Sundaresh Ramnath, University of Miami

Hotel Information

AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown
151 NW 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32603

The hotel is conveniently located across the street from Gerson Hall. The distance can easily be walked in under 10 minutes.

Reservations (last day to book and receive group rate is September 5)




  • If you are staying at the AC Hotel in Gainesville, you will not need parking. The AC Hotel offers parking and is across the street from Gerson Hall.
  • If you are staying at another hotel or just coming to Gainesville for the day, you will need to get your token from the information booth (outside Gerson Hall). The address for the information booth is 1371 Union Road Gainesville, Florida 32611. If you will be arriving before 7:00am or after 3:30pm, you will need to pick up the token prior to arrival due to office hours. The staff member working in the information booth will direct you on where to park. The information booth and Gerson Hall are highlighted on the Visitor Parking Map.


  • You will not need a parking token for Saturday, as campus restrictions are lifted for most lots on nights and weekends. Please visit Transportation and Parking Services’ website for more information on available lots and a parking map.



Friday – September 29, 2023

1:30-2:15pm: Consumer Responses to the Revelation of Corporate Social Irresponsibility
Presenter: Anthony Joffre (University of Miami)
Discussant: Alyssa Moore (Florida State University)
Moderator: Raphael Gyabeng (Florida International University)

2:20–3:05pm: The Role of High Skilled Foreign Accounting Labor in Shaping US Startup Outcomes

Presenter: Kevin Munch (University of Florida)
Discussant: Dan Li (University of Miami)
Moderator: Will Anding (Florida State University)

3:30–4:15pm: Searching for Directors

Presenter: Zeyu Ou (University of Miami)
Discussant: Alan Sohn (University of Florida)
Moderator: Isabel Ford (University of Florida)

4:20-5:05pm: Blockchain and Corporate Disclosure

Presenter: Alyssa Moore (Florida State University)
Discussant: Hanbing Xing (Florida Atlantic University)
Moderator: Oussema El Ajel (University of Miami)

Saturday – September 30, 2023

9:20–10:05am: Solicitation, Social Exchange, and Auditor-Client Matching: Evidence from Auditor-Provided Awards

Presenter: Patrick Kmieciak (University of Florida)
Discussant: Vanessa Vandamas (Florida International University)
Moderator: Brianna de la Osa (University of Miami)

10:10–10:55am: Are there negative informational consequences of media coverage for economically related firms?

Presenter: Bruce Billings (Florida State University)
Discussant: Ralph Holstein (University of Florida)
Moderator: Eashwar Nagaraj (University of Florida)

11:20am–12:05pm: Do investors fixate on ESG ratings? Evidence from Investor Responses to Mechanical Changes in ESG Ratings

Presenter: Seungju Choi (University of Miami)
Discussant: David Eisel (Florida State University)
Moderator: Sara Khaled (Florida Atlantic University)

12:10–12:55pm: Investor Relations and Private Debt Markets

Presenter: Ruby Lee (University of Florida)
Discussant: Zeyo Ou (University of Miami)
Moderator: Miles Romney (Florida State University)