Accounting Research Conference

2017 Honored Speakers

Jeremy Bertomeu

Associate Professor

Rady School of Management

University of California, San Diego

Jeremy Bertomeu is an associate professor of accounting at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego. Before joining Rady, he was an associate professor at Baruch College, at the City University of New York and visited the Kellogg School of Managament at Northwestern University.  He serves as an associate editor at Management Science and as an editorial board member at the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research and at the European Accounting review.

Jared Jennings

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Olin Business School

Washington University University in St. Louis

Jared Jennings joined Olin Business School in 2012 after graduating from the University of Washington. Prior to his PhD, he was an auditor at Deloitte. His research primarily focuses on voluntary disclosure and sell-side analysts.

Xiumin Martin

Associate Professor of Accounting

Olin Business School

Washington University in St. Louis


Xiumin Martin joined Olin Business School in 2007 after graduating from the University of Missouri in Columbia. While working on her PhD, Martin won numerous Outstanding Research awards and an Outstanding Teaching Award. Before her work towards her doctorate degree Professor Martin worked at Deloitte and Touche Tohmatsu in Shanghai as an Auditor. She is a Chinese Institute Certified Public Accountant. 

Mike Minnis

Associate Professor of Accounting

Booth School of Business

University of Chicago


Michael Minnis studies the role of accounting information in allocating investment efficiently by both management and capital providers, the use of financial reporting in mitigating information opacity issues of privately-held firms, and the interplay within management in the production and use of financial information. He particularly enjoys identifying unique data and methods to empirically examine issues in a novel way.

Prior to pursing his PhD, Minnis’ accountancy and CPA background allowed him to work in a variety of professional roles. He worked in corporate finance at Eli Lilly and Company, Inc. and later at Fitzgerald | Isaac, p.c. as a certified public accountant. Building on his knowledge and experience, Minnis went on to found Controller Associates LLC where he also served as President of the company. Controller Associates, LLC provided part-time controller and Chief Financial Officer services to start-ups, small companies, and non-profit organizations, as well as a variety of financial statement analysis and consulting services. He sold the firm to Milestone Advisors in 2006.

Sugata Roychowdhury


Carroll School of Management

Boston College


Professor Sugata Roychowdhury’s research focuses on the influence of managers’ incentives on their reporting and disclosure choices, with a special focus on the roles of capital markets and contractual efficiency. His most recent research focuses on the interaction between voluntary and mandatory disclosures, the implications of financial market developments and regulatory guidelines for managers’ reporting choices, and the real consequences of these choices. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review.

Nemit Shroff

Associate Professor of Accounting

Sloan School


Nemit Shroff is the Class of 1958 Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Shroff’s primary research interest concerns whether and why accounting disclosures such as audited financial statements, management forecasts,and press releases affect the corporate financing and investing policies of public and private companies. In addition, his research examines the reasons why corporate disclosure is regulated across the world and the economic consequences of regulating (or not regulating) disclosure. His research has been published in top accounting and finance journals and has received several awards, including the 2011 FARS Best Dissertation Award, the 2014 Competitive Manuscript Award, and the 2016 FARS Best Paper Award.

Born in India, Shroff earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mumbai and his MBA from Amirta School of Business. He then came to the U.S. to pursue his doctoral degree at the University of Michigan.