Allison Kays is an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting. Professor Kays focuses her time and effort on being an excellent teacher. She has been recognized for her teaching excellence with the Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award and as a Poets and Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professor.
She loves to spend her time thinking about financial reporting disclosures and if they accurately represent corporate transactions. Recently, she developed a new accounting analytics course to expose finance and accounting students to the critical thinking and coding skills they need to better understand financial data and to make well informed data based decisions.
Professor Kays is also passionate about equity and inclusion at Goizueta. She is the co-chair of Goizueta's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and was recognized with the Goizueta Business School Faculty Diversity Champion Award in 2022.
She holds a BS and a MS in Accounting from the University of Florida, as well as a PhD in Accounting from the University of Southern California. Prior to earning her PhD, Professor Kays worked as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young in Atlanta.


  • PhD in Business Administration (Accounting)
    University of Southern California
  • Master of Accounting in Accounting
    University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting) in Accounting
    University of Florida