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Alfred A. Yebba

PhD Student
Accounting

aayebba@syr.edu

Fred is interested in studying audit firm strategy with an emphasis on firm specialization and reporting quality. His present work explores these questions as they relate to CPA firms holding a specialization in the governmental and not-for-profit reporting sector. Fred's current research employs primarily archival methods combined with survey data.

Prior to beginning his PhD studies, Fred worked as a manager with the Boston office of LarsonAllen, LLP. His 12 years of professional experience as a CPA was centered on financial statement audits of both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations and he performed many of these audits under OMB Circular A-133. Additionally, Fred’s professional experience includes financial statement audits of 401k ERISA pension plans as well as specializations in many facets of the healthcare audit guide.

Education:

  • Syracuse University – Whitman School of Management
    Lubin School of Accounting
    Degree: PhD – Accounting (Dissertation Phase)

  • Bentley University – McCallum Graduate School of Business
    Degree: MBA – Finance

  • Bridgewater State College
    Degree: BS – Accounting

Awards & Credentials:

  • AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar (ADS) 2010-2014
  • Massachusetts CPA License

Professional Memberships:

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs