Mark Yan

2020-2021 Job Market Candidate

McClelland Hall 301

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting
  • Debt contracting

Mark received a Bachelor and Master of Accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Before entering the doctoral program, he passed the CPA exam in the U.S. and worked as an investment banking associate for the TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunications) group of GF Securities in China, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Mark’s primary research interest relates to financial accounting, with a focus on debt contracting and firm voluntary disclosure.


  • PhD Candidate in Accounting, Dhaliwal-Reidy School of Accountancy, University of Arizona, 2021
  • MS in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics, Southern Methodist University, 2016
  • MS in Accounting (Taxation Track), Southern Methodist University, 2013
  • BBA in Accounting, Southern Methodist University, 2012

Research Interests:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Debt Contracting
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • M&A

Teaching Interests:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Tax
  • AIS