Humberto Lopez Seminar: Eddie Riedl


2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2022


McClelland Hall 120

Eddie Riedl is the John F. Smith Professor of Management, Professor of Accounting, and Chair of the Accounting Department in the Questrom School of Business. He joined Boston University in 2011; he was previously at the Harvard Business School from 2002-2011. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City, the only all-scholarship high school in the country. He received a combined BBA/MBA at Pace University in 1992, and his PhD from Penn State University in 2002. Prior to entering academia, he worked at a Big 6 auditor, in internal audit at a Fortune 250 oil company, and in corporate reporting at a real estate brokerage house. During his career, he attained the professional designations of CPA, CMA, and CIA.

His research focuses on three mega-trends within financial reporting over the past two decades: fair value accounting, international reporting, and expanding the reporting model (including ESG – environmental, social, and governance – reporting). He has published in the top-tier accounting (The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research) and management journals (Management Science), with over 100 presentations at universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, London Business School, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is award-winning, including receipt of the Competitive Manuscript Award (given for the top accounting dissertation). He has served on a number of doctoral committees at both HBS and BU, and published extensively with doctoral students and junior faculty. He is currently an editor (since 2018) at the leading accounting research journal, The Accounting Review; he was previously an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research (2017-2020).

Eddie teaches classes at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctoral levels. His course ratings consistently rank in the top 1%, averaging 4.95/5.00. He has taught executive programs for a number of Fortune 500 firms, including BP, Ericsson, IBM, and TE Connectivity. His case studies have sold over 100,000 copies to date, with a focus on financial reporting and valuation topics in the real estate, financial services, agriculture, chemical, restaurant, and incarceration industries.

His passions are his wife and three children, otters, movies, and (with hope springing ever eternal) the New York Mets.