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SARAH E

    SARAH ELIZABETH MCVAY

    1645 E. Campus Center Dr. (801) 5855263 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 sarah.mcvay@business.utah.edu

APPOINTMENTS

    David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

     Assistant Professor of Accounting, 2007 to present

     Stern School of Business, New York University

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, 2004 to 2007

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

     Ph.D., Business Administration (Accounting)

     University of Michigan; 2004

     B.A., Business Administration (Accounting)

     University of Oregon; 1997

     Certified Public Accountant (Washington); 1998

PUBLISHED PAPERS

    ‘SEC Scrutiny and the Evolution of Non-GAAP Earnings Numbers.’

    (with K. Kolev and C. Marquardt) The Accounting Review, 2008, 83 (1): 157184.

    ‘Accruals Quality and Internal Control over Financial Reporting.’

    (with J. Doyle and W. Ge) The Accounting Review, 2007, 82 (5): 11411170.

    ‘Determinants of Weaknesses in Internal Control over Financial Reporting.’

    (with J. Doyle and W. Ge) Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2007, 44: 193223.

    ‘Trading Incentives to Meet the Analyst Forecast.’

    (with V. Nagar and W. Tang) Review of Accounting Studies, 2006, 11 (4): 575598.

    ‘Earnings Management Using Classification Shifting: An Examination of Core Earnings

    and Special Items.’ The Accounting Review, 2006, 81 (3): 501531.

    ‘The Disclosure of Material Weaknesses in Internal Control after the Sarbanes-Oxley

    Act.’ (with W. Ge) Accounting Horizons, 2005, 19 (3): 137158.

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WORKING PAPERS

    ‘Internal Control and Management Guidance.’ (with M. Feng and C. Li)

    ‘Analysts’ Incentives to Follow Management Guidance: The Case of Equity Issuances.’

    (with M. Feng)

    ‘Street Earnings and Board Independence.’ (with R. Frankel and M. Soliman)

    ‘Quantifying Managerial Ability: A New Measure and Validity Tests.’

    (with P. Demerjian and B. Lev)

    ‘A Comprehensive Analysis of Special Items.’ (with C. Anilowski and K. Kolev)

    ‘The Consequences of Changes in Financial Statement Presentation: The Case of

    Discontinued Operations.’ (with A. Curtis and M. Wolfe)

    ‘Forecasting Sales: A Model and Some Evidence from the Retail Industry.’

    (with R. Lundholm and T. Randall)

WORK IN PROCESS

    ‘Management Guidance around Executive Turnovers.’ (with F. Brochet and L. Faurel)

    ‘Managerial Ability and Earnings Quality.’ (with P. Demerjian and B. Lev)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    University of Utah

    Emerging Issues and Continued Learning (Topics Course; Masters of Accounting)

    Financial Accounting I (Intermediate Accounting; Undergraduate)

    Financial Accounting (Introductory Accounting; MBAs)

     New York University

     Financial Accounting and Reporting (Introductory Accounting; MBAs)

     Principles of Financial Accounting (Introductory Accounting; Undergraduate)

    University of Michigan

    Intermediate Financial Accounting (Undergraduate)

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

     Senior Auditor (19982000), Arthur Andersen, Portland Oregon

     Staff Accountant (19971998), Moss Adams & Co., Vancouver Washington

     Staff Intern (1996), Bidwell & Co., Portland Oregon

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SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

     University of Utah Service:

     MemberMasters of Accounting Curriculum Committee (2007present)

     MemberRecruiting Committee (2007present)

     MemberDissertation Committee (Susan McMahon)

     MemberReading Committee (Marcus Burger)

     MemberReading Committee (Jennifer Wen)

     ChairUniversity Honors Thesis (Michael Baumker)

     External Service

     Editorial Advisory and Review Board, Accounting Horizons 2008present

     Editorial Advisory and Review Board, The Accounting Review 2008present

     Ad Hoc Referee:

     Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Contemporary Accounting Research,

    International Journal of Auditing, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of

    Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal

    of Accounting Research, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Journal of

    Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, MIS

    Quarterly, Review of Accounting Studies, American Accounting Association Annual

    Meeting, Financial Economics and Accounting Meeting, Financial Accounting and

    Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting, Management Accounting Section Mid-Year

    Meeting

     Competitive Manuscript Award Committee, 2009

     FARS Financial Reporting Policy Committee, 20082009

     FARS Steering Committee, 20082009

     FARS Best Paper Award Committee, 2007

     Research Presentations:

     2008/09: Cornell University (scheduled), Emory, London Business School, University

    of Arizona, University of Missouri, Wharton Operations Management Conference

     2007/08: Minnesota Mini Empirical Conference, MIT, Temple University, Texas

     Christian University, University of Waterloo

    2006/07: 2007 AAA Annual Meeting, Harvard Business School, Indiana University,

    Morgan Stanley, University of CaliforniaBerkeley, University of TexasAustin,

    University of Utah

    2005/06: 2005 Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, 2006 AAA Financial

    Accounting and Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting, 2006 AFAANZ Annual Meeting,

    2006 International Symposium on Audit Research, NYU Accounting Summer Camp,

    State University of New YorkBuffalo, State University of New YorkBinghamton,

    University of Oregon

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     Research Presentations (continued): thth2004/05: 4-School Conference, at Columbia, 5 Annual Utah Winter Conference, 12 Annual Securities and Financial Markets Conference (Research Award Recipient), 2005

    AAA Annual Meeting, 2005 AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Mid-

    Year Meeting, 2005 AFAANZ Annual Meeting, New York University, Rutgers

    University

    2003/04: Columbia University, Emory University, New York University, Northwestern

    University, Rice University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of

    Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of

    Utah

     Conference Participation:

    American Accounting Association’s Trueblood Seminar, 2009 (scheduled) Utah Winter Conference, 2005 (presenter), 20062009

    FARS Mid-Year Meeting, 2005 (presenter), 2006 (presenter), 2008 (discussant), 2009 Wharton Operations Management Conference, 2008 (presenter) Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference, 2003, 2005 (presenter), 20062008 AAA Annual Meeting, 2004, 2005 (presenter), 2006, 2007 (presenter, discussant),

     2008 (discussant)

    Western Region AAA, 2008

    Minnesota Mini Empirical Conference, 2008 (presenter)

    Financial Economics and Accounting Conference, 2000, 2007 (discussant) Journal of Accounting Research Conference, 2007

    AAA/FASB Financial Reporting Issues Conference, 2006

    Review of Accounting Studies Conference, 2002, 2005, 2006

    Academe Meets Practice Conference (Baruch College), 2005 (panelist), 2006 (panelist) Columbia University’s Burton Conference, 2006

    JAAF/KPMG Foundation Conference, 2005, 2006

    AFAANZ Annual Meeting, 2005 (presenter, discussant), 2006 (presenter, discussant) Australian Graduate School of Management Conference, 2006

    International Symposium on Audit Research, 2006 (presenter)

    NYU Accounting Summer Camp, 2005, 2006 (presenter)

    CARE Financial Statement Analysis Conference, 2006

    Accounting Research Conference at Penn State, 2005 th 12 Annual Securities and Financial Markets Conference, 2004 (presenter, discussant)

     AAA Doctoral Consortium, 2003

     Business Measurement and Assurance Services Conference, 2003

    Big 10 Doctoral Consortium, 2001

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    David Eccles Emerging Scholar, 2008

    Deloitte and Touche Fellowship, 2002

    Beta Alpha Psi, President (Oregon Chapter), 19961997

    Oregon State Society of CPAs Outstanding Student Award, 1997

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