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Paquita Y. Davis-Friday

Paquita Davis Paquita Y. Davis-Friday, Ph.D., CPA is the Executive Director of Graduate Programs in the Zicklin School of Business and an Associate Professor in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at Baruch College, City University of New York. Dr. Davis-Friday has taught principles of financial accounting, intermediate accounting and auditing to undergraduate students, financial reporting principles to MBA students and an international research seminar to doctoral students. Dr. Davis-Friday has also been a KPMG National Instructor since 2004.

She is available to comment on:
- the relationship between international financial reporting and firm valuation
- the role of accounting disclosures in security valuation
- the financial statement implications of pensions and executive compensation.

Her work has been published in The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research and other international accounting journals. As a member of the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting Standards Committee, Prof. Davis-Friday was a principal author of the Committee’s responses to the FASB’s Exposure Drafts on Share-Based Payments and Pensions. Prof. Davis-Friday is a member of the American Accounting Association and the European Accounting Association and is an associate editor at the Journal of International Accounting Research.

Dr. Davis-Friday earned her Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She also graduated with distinction from the Master of Accounting program, earned an M.A. in applied economics, and received a B.B.A. in accounting and finance, all from the University of Michigan. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Dr. Davis-Friday worked as an auditor for Deloitte in Detroit and as a tax accountant for Deloitte in Ann Arbor and was certified in 1992 by the State of Michigan as a public accountant.


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