Al Ghosh

Describe your area of expertise.
My research targets the top journals in accounting and finance. The research intention is to influence the profession and practice through my myriad research findings/results.

Research expertise in:

  1. Auditing
  2. Corporate governance
  3. Financial reporting, contracting and valuation
  4. M&A and corporate finance
Professor of Accounting, Dr. Al Ghosh’s research is focused on the consequences of goodwill impairment. In 2019, he was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Zicklin School of Business.

What are some of your more recent accomplishments?
I was jointly appointed by the US State Department and Fulbright Finland as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair to support and nurture research at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.

I have served as an Academic Fellow at the US Securities and Exchange Commission.    

What research do you have in progress?
I am currently working on the following areas:

  • What are the consequences of goodwill impairment for top management?

  • What are the consequences of goodwill impairment for auditors?

  • What is the audit quality associated with goodwill testing?

  • What are the implications for firms having internal control problems?

  • Are accounting estimate changes used to manage earnings or are they a proxy for a firms’ inherent operational and financial problems?

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I have been teaching some of the most challenging topics in accounting in graduate programs. My teaching emphasis is on quality and rigor while making the learning process enjoyable for students.

In Spring of 2019, I was awarded the teaching excellence award by the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Why did you join UNC Charlotte?

  • Tremendous growth potential

  • The best University in Charlotte

  • Potential to be a dominant player in NC

Other than research and teaching, what other areas interest you?
I have been associated with Executive Programs (degree and non-degree programs) for more 
than 20 years. Given that Charlotte is a global financial center, I foresee enormous growth potential for our Executive Programs as it strives to serve Charlotte's professional community.

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