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Lecturer Position in Accounting

The Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, seeks temporary instructors to teach one or multiple Accounting courses during the 2014-2015 academic year. Course curricula may include Corporate Finance, Evaluation of Financial Information, Corporate Financial Reporting, Managerial Accounting, Managing Costs & Quarterly Data, Business Taxation and Accounting Ethics. Descriptions are listed below.

Corporate Finance: Bridges the gap between concepts in corporate finance learned in Management 205 and corporate finance as it is currently applied by top management of U.S. firms. Questions to be addressed: Do managers practice what MBA programs teach? If not, why not? Which theories that MBAs have learned are recognized by managers? Which theories seem to fit the facts best? The course is highly recommended for students interested in corporate or nonprofit finance.

Evaluation of Financial Information: Evaluates the information in financial reports of business enterprises, with an emphasis on the uses of financial statements by business managers and persons outside the firm, such as investors, creditors, and financial analysts. Studies U.S. and U.K. enterprises. Covers techniques of financial analysis, evaluation of the quality of financial data, prediction of financial variables, cash flow and accounting valuation models, analysis of significant transactions, stock market effects of accounting information.

Corporate Financial Reporting: Critically analyzes and evaluates contemporary issues in corporate accounting and financial reporting, and develops implications of those issues for managers, investors, independent accountants, and policy makers. Focuses on the underlying accounting concepts and the motivations for and consequences of accounting and disclosure alternatives. Discusses research findings and legal implications where relevant. Covers generally accepted accounting principles for industrials, banks, and other organizations.

Managerial Accounting: Focuses on the use of accounting information for better managerial decision-making and creating value for organizations. Topics include product costing, cost allocation, incremental analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, and performance evaluation. Methods for learning include: lectures, problem-solving, case presentations and discussion.

Managing Costs & Quality: Deals with designing cost systems in high-technology organizations and managing operations to maximize quality and minimize costs. Subjects include activity-based costing and management, target costing for new products, kaizen costing for existing products, supply chain cost management and applications of the theory of constraints to capacity problems, all in high-technology settings.

Business Taxation: Develops and applies a framework for analyzing how income taxes affect business decisions and company strategy. Applications include the role of taxes in management compensation, multinational decision- making, corporate restructuring transactions, and succession planning. Emphasizes tax planning concepts and their application rather than the detail of the federal code.

Accounting Ethics: Analysis of accountants’ professional responsibilities and ethics. Topics include the behavioral foundations of ethics in a business environment, as well as how those elements affect accountants’ integrity, objectivity, and independence. Professional standards related to accountants’ conduct are also covered.

Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval.  Applicants should have a terminal degree.  Salary is based on ability and experience.  Potential candidates should submit their application online.  We will only be accepting applications online.  Please submit a vitae, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three references.  Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for future temporary openings, so the position will remain open until filled. However, the Committee expects that an initial consideration of candidates’ applications will be completed by February 1st, 2014. Only completed files will be reviewed.

The Graduate School of Management is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity.  The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

CONTACT:  Academic Operations and Planning at the Graduate School of Management (  Applications will be accepted online at


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