Professional Experience

LAURA C. ALFORD

Curriculum Vitae

E. J. Ourso College of Business

Louisiana State University

Business Education Complex, Rm 2822                                            Email: lalfor5@lsu.edu

Baton Rouge, LA 70803                                                                     Phone: 318.332.6321 (cell)

 

Education

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D. in Accounting

 

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Master of Business Administration, 1991

 

Louisiana College, Pineville, LA

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1988

 

 

Professional Experience

Chief Financial Officer, Sabine Medical Center, Many, LA

Business Development Officer, Argent Trust, Ruston, LA

Cashier & Information Security Officer, Exchange Bank, Natchitoches, LA

Comptroller, St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches, LA

Fiscal Analyst, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA1991-1997

 

Academic Experience

Courses Taught:

Louisiana State University (2016- 2017)

  • ACCT 3121 Cost Accounting

Northwestern State University (2002-2005)

  •  ACCT 2000 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2010 Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 3080 Intermediate Accounting, 1st of 3
  • ACCT 4260 Accounting Systems

Baton Rouge Community College (1998-2000)

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting

Louisiana State University at Alexandria (1997-1998)

  • ACCT 2001 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2101 Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 3001 Intermediate Accounting, 1st of 3

 

Research Interests

Financial Accounting –judgment and decision-making in financial reporting and capital markets, and the effect of accounting regulation on the decision-making process of those impacted by the regulation: preparers, auditors, and investors.

Research Publications (Refereed Journals)

Swanstrom, M., Alford, L., “Elan Biodiesel.” Journal of Finance Case Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008/2009.

Miller, P., Swanstrom, M., Alford, L., “The Effect of Supply Chain Management on Stock Performance and Valuation of Large Manufacturers,” Business Quest, 2007. http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/

Working Papers in Process

An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits, with Dana Hollie. (pilot study working paper)

How Do 2016 Proposed Rules for Incentive-Based Compensation of Financial Institutions affect Executive Reporting Choices? With Dana Hollie (submitted to journal April 30, 2017.)

Internal control deficiencies and their relation to the statement of cash flows, with Dana Hollie and Shaokun Yu. (preliminary results working paper)

Academic Presentations:

AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting, Little Rock, AR,  2017

  • “An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits,” with Dana Hollie.
  • “Internal control deficiencies and their relation to the statement of cash flows,” with Dana Hollie and Shaokun Yu.
  • “How 2016 Proposed Rules for Incentive-Based Compensation of Financial Institutions affect Executive Reporting Choices?” with Dana Hollie

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting, Research & Education Table Forum, Orlando, FL, 2017

  • “An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits,” with Dana Hollie.

AAA National Meeting, Restatements & Litigation Concurrent Session, NY, NY, 2016.

  • “Internal control deficiencies and their relation to the statement of cash flows,” with Dana Hollie and Shaokun Yu.

 

Other Professional Presentations & Proceedings:

  “Finances: Record Keeping, Tax Filing and Budgeting.” Presented with Diane Kelly, CPA and Donna McMeans, CPA. Presented at the RWA National Conference in Atlanta on July 19, 2013.

“Women in Higher Education?” Sailing Against the Wind:  African Americans and Women in Higher Education. Ed. Kofi Lomotey. SUNY Press. 1997. pp 117-123.  Print.

Conferences attended:

2017        AAA Southwest Regional Meeting, Little Rock, AR

LSU Regional Conference, Baton Rouge, LA

AAA Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL

AAA Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium, Orlando, FL

 

2016        AAA National Meeting, NY, NY.

LSU Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2015        AAA Southwest Regional Meeting, Houston, TX

LSU Regional Conference, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2014        LSU Regional Conference, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Scholarly Awards:

2017 – Lloyd Morrison Award for Excellent Teaching by Graduate Students.

2016 ExxonMobil Scholarship (Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting Intending to Pursue College Teaching Career)

One Response to Professional Experience

  1. Stann says:

    Lafayette native. Ooo la la (USL) ’80. Perez heritage Violet/Arabi area. Great book, “who’s your mama, are you Catholic, can you make a roux”. Miss Mom’s good cooking. Meet your Dad at Starbucks . Your facial features like your Dad. Stann

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