Professor Steven F Cahan

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Biography

Steven Cahan is a Professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Auckland Business School and is currently the Editor in Chief of Accounting & Finance, the journal of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). His research interests are in the areas of auditing and financial reporting, and he has published over 50 academic research articles in journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Accounting Horizons. His PhD is from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Steven is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has served as Moderator for the Institute's Professional Accounting School, been a member of the Academic Committee, and chaired the Research/PhD Scholarships Committee. He also has been a regular contributor to the Institute's Chartered Accountants Journal writing a bi-monthly column on research. At a global level, he has been involved with the International Federation of Accountants as a member of the Consultative Advisory Group for the International Accounting Education Standards Board.

Steven is a past New Zealand President of AFAANZ and was named a Life Member of AFAANZ in 2010. He is a former Editor in Chief of the Pacific Accounting Review and currently is on eight Editorial Boards including the Journal of International Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Auditing, Australian Journal of Management, and Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics. He has served on the Competitive Manuscript Award Committee and Notable Contribution to Literature Screening Committee for the American Accounting Association.

Steven was a member of the Business and Economics Peer Review Panel for the New Zealand government’s 2012 Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF) review round. He served on the same Panel for the previous PBRF round in 2006. Steven received the Research Excellence Award for Sustained Research from the University of Auckland Business School in 2005 and in 2010.

Steven has been actively involved in increasing the accounting research capacity in New Zealand. He is a founding co-organizer of the Auckland Region Accounting Conference, NZ Quantitative Accounting Research Symposium, and NZ Quantitative Accounting Research Doctoral Consortium. He was the inaugural PhD Director for the University of Auckland Business School from 2006-2009.

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Venter, E. R., Emanuel, D., & Cahan, S. F. (2014). The Value Relevance of Mandatory Non-GAAP Earnings. Abacus, 50 (1), 1-24. 10.1111/abac.12020
  • Venter, E. R., Cahan, S. F., & Emanuel, D. (2013). Mandatory earnings disaggregation and the persistence and pricing of earnings components. The International Journal of Accounting, 48 (1), 26-53. 10.1016/j.intacc.2013.01.005
  • Venter, E. R., Cahan, S. F., & Emanuel, D. (2013). Mandatory earnings disaggregation and the persistence and pricing of earnings components. International Journal of Accounting, 48 (1), 26-53. 10.1016/j.intacc.2013.01.005
  • Cahan, S. F., Chaney, P. K., Jeter, D. C., & Zhang, W. (2013). Damaged auditor reputation and analysts’ forecast revision frequency. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 32 (1), 33-60. 10.2308/ajpt-50247
  • Cahan, S. F., Chaney, P. K., Jeter, D. C., & Zhang, W. (2013). Damaged auditor reputation and analysts' forecast revision frequency. Auditing, 32 (1), 33-60.
  • Sun, J., & Cahan, S. F. (2012). The economic determinants of compensation committee quality. Managerial Finance, 38 (2), 188-205. 10.1108/03074351211193721
  • Sun, J., Cahan, S. F., & Emanuel, D. (2011). How Would the Mandatory Adoption of IFRS Affect the Earnings Quality of U. S. Firms? Evidence from Cross-Listed Firms in the US. ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, 25 (4), 837-860. 10.2308/acch-50049
  • Cahan, S. F., Jeter, D. C., & Naiker, V. (2011). Are All Industry Specialist Auditors the Same?. AUDITING-A JOURNAL OF PRACTICE & THEORY, 30 (4), 191-222. 10.2308/ajpt-10181

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