Ilia Dichev joined the Goizueta faculty in 2009. Dichev’s previous appointment was at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught accounting for thirteen years and directed the PhD program in accounting for three.
Dichev holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington. He has published in numerous journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, and American Economic Review.
He has received some of the highest research awards in Accounting, including the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (twice) and the Distinguished Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award. He has been cited in numerous popular publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, Money, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Handelsblatt, National Public Radio, Harvard Business Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CFO Magazine, Financial Advisor, Investors’ Chronicle, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Economist.
PhD in AccountingUniversity of Washington
BS in FinanceSanta Clara University
CFOs & earnings misrepresentation
The quality of a company’s earnings is determined by controllable factors, such as internal controls and corporate governance, and noncontrollable factors, such as industry and economic conditions. But CFOs also have considerable influence over the communication and presentation of those earnings.