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The Fox School of Business at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers in business. It is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world.

Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: Associate Professor & Merves Fellow
Department: Accounting

Office: Alter Hall 453
Phone: 215.204.6422
E-mail: egordon@temple.edu

Research Interests: Financial Accounting, International Accounting

Curriculum Vitae, SSRN Profile, Google Scholar profile

Elizabeth A. Gordon joined the Accounting Department in Fall 2007. Dr. Gordon specializes in the areas of international accounting and financial reporting investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, accounting restatements, market development and corporate disclosure. Her research is published in top journals in her field including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of International Accounting Research and the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. Dr. Gordon served as the Past-President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and serves on the Vice-President Finance and Administration of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research.

Dr. Gordon co-authored a recently published Intermediate Accounting textbook.  She has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, receiving a number of teaching awards. Dr. Gordon was an auditor with PwC and interned at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget before entering academia. She received her Doctorate from Columbia University, Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University. Dr. Gordon was licensed as a CPA in Maryland. She has been on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, the Rutgers Business School, and a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • “Flexibility in Cash Flow Reporting Classification Choices under IFRS” (with B. Jorgensen, E. Henry, and C. Linthicum) Forthcoming, Review of Accounting Studies.
  • “Earnings Quality: Evidence from Canadian Firms’ Choice between IFRS and U.S. GAAP.” (with B.M. Burnett, B. N. Jorgensen, and C.L. Linthicum) Accounting Perspectives, 14, Issue 3 (September 2015): 212-249.
  • “The IASB’s Discussion Paper on the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting: A Commentary and Research Review.” (with J. Bishof, H. Daske, P. Munter, C. Saka, K. Smith, and E. Venter) Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 26, Issue 1 (February 2015): pp. 72-110.
  • “Do Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts Mitigate the Accrual Anomaly? International Evidence.” (K. Petruska and M. Yu) Journal of International Accounting Research, Volume 13 (January 2014): pp. 61-90.
  • “Stock Exchange Disclosure and Market Liquidity: An Analysis of 50 International Exchanges” (with C. Frost and A. Hayes). Journal of Accounting Research, Volume 44, Issue 3 (2006): 437-483.


  • Intermediate Accounting (2016). (With J.S. Raedy and A.J. Sannella) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-216230-2.


  • Best Paper Award, Journal of International Accounting Research, American Accounting Association, 2016, “Do Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts Mitigate the Accrual Anomaly? International Evidence,” with K. Petruska and M. Yu.
  • Best Paper Award, 2015 Midyear Meeting, International Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, “Mandatory Disclosure Reform, Monitoring, and Executive Compensation,” with Balsam and X. Li .



Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Financial Accounting Research Seminar (PhD)
  • Intermediate Accounting (BBA)
  • Advanced Accounting (BBA)
  • Senior Seminar (BBA)
  • Special Topics – Accounting Theory (MAcc)