Larry Beard

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  • Professor Emeritus of Accounting
  • Phone: 404-727-6646
  • Fax: 404-727-6313

Mailing Address:

Goizueta Business School
Emory University
1300 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


Prior to joining the Goizueta Business School faculty in 1981, Professor Beard served on the faculties of the University of Maryland, the University of South Carolina, and the Babcock Graduate School at Wake Forest University.

In addition to his academic background, Larry has had extensive experience in industry. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has previously held positions as a Merchandising Manager, Marketing Research Manager, Senior Systems Analyst, and as a Senior Consultant in a data processing consulting firm.


  • Critical Resource Management: A Control Perspective, Atlanta: Georgia State University Press, 1993

    Areas of Specialization

    • Planning and control systems
    • Budgeting
    • Performance evaluation and Managerial/cost accounting systems

    Memberships and Activities

    • American Accounting Association (AAA)
    • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
    • Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA)
    • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

    Selected Consulting Clients

    • BellSouth Information Systems
    • Lockheed Corporation
    • Bio-Lab
    • Georgia Power Company
    • Eastman Chemical Company
    • IBM
    • Atty. Gen. Office for the State of South Carolina
    • American Society of Association Executives


    • Ph.D. Business Administration in Accounting, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1974
    • Master's Marketing, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1965
    • Bachelor's Journalism, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1964