Provided analytical services to senior management on variance analysis, benchmarking analysis, and strategy reviews
Presented quarterly financial results to senior executives and external auditors
Assisted in capital budgeting model revision
Assisted in Hyperion Financial Forecast system implementation
Prepared financial statements in both local currency and USD for the assigned international units
Prepared corporate consolidated financial statements according to GAAP
Assisted in the implementation of Hyperion reporting and consolidation system
Research and Publications
"The Mixed Attribute Model in SFAS 133 Cash Flow Hedge Accounting: Implications for Market Pricing" (with S. Makar and P. Alam). Review of Accounting Studies, 2013 18(1):66-94.
Makar, S., Wang, L., and P. Alam. Managing FX Risk During the Euro Crisis. Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 2012.
Calderon, T., Wang, L., and E. Conrad. Material Internal Control Weakness Reporting Since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The CPA Journal, 2012.
"Past Control Risk and Current Audit Fees" (with T. Calderon and T. Klenotic). Managerial Auditing Journal, 2012.
Evaluating FX Risk Management Strategy: The Limits of Accounting Information" (with S. Makar and P. Alam). Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 2011.
"Derivative Use and Accounting Regulation Change: Does SFAS No. 133 Hedge Accounting Affect Currency Risk Management Decisions?" Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, 2010 (with S. Makar and P. Alam).
"Analyzing Late SEC Filings for Differential Impacts of IS and Accounting Issues". International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 2010 (with J. Cao, T. Calderon, and A. Chandra).
"Does IT outsourcing deliver economic value to firms?" Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 2010 19: 109-123 (with K. L. Gwebu and J. Wang).
"The Aftermath of Information Technology Outsourcing: An Empirical Study of Firm Performance Following Outsourcing Decisions". Journal of Information Systems, 2008 22(1): 125 – 149 (with K. L. Gwebu, J. Wang and D. X. Zhu).
"Information Technology Capability: Firm Valuation, Earnings Uncertainty and Forecast Accuracy". Journal of Information Systems, 2007 21 (2): 27 – 48 (with P. Alam).
"The Value Relevance of Derivative Disclosures by Commercial Banks: A Comprehensive Study of Information Content under SFAS Nos. 119 and 133". Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 2005 25 (4): 413 – 427 (with P. Alam and S. Makar).
2013 Research Excellence Award, CBA, The University of Akron.
2012 Dean's Research Quality Award, CBA, The University of Akron.
2011 Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, CBA, The University of Akron.
2009 Second Place, Andrews Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association Ohio Region Conference.
2006 Outstanding Academic Achievement, Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars.
2005 Best Doctoral Student Manuscript, American Accounting Association Ohio Region Conference.
2004 Best Doctoral Student Manuscript, American Accounting Association Ohio Region Conference.
2004 American Accounting Association/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow