Musaib Ashraf

Job Market Candidate

McClelland Hall 301

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial reporting and disclosure
  • Corporate governance
  • Topics at the intersection of accounting and information technology

Prior to becoming a doctoral student at The University of Arizona, Musaib received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arizona State University. Musaib has experience working with data analytics, has worked as an external auditor, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Musaib is interested in topics that involve financial reporting, disclosure, or corporate governance and is especially passionate about topics at the intersection of accounting and information technology. Musaib has the ability to teach a wide range of topics, including financial accounting, data analytics & database, auditing, and managerial accounting.


Dissertation (Abstract Available in CV)

“Is There a Need for Disclosure Regulation in the Presence of Investor Demand? Evidence from Cyber Risk Disclosures”

  • Committee: Jayanthi Sunder (chair), Richard Mergenthaler, Paul Michas, and Shyam Sunder

Working Papers (Abstracts Available in CV)

“The Impact of Audit Committee Information Technology Expertise on the Reliability and Timeliness of Financial Reporting” with Paul Michas and Dan Russomanno

  • Under third round review at The Accounting Review

“Do Non-Breached Firms Incur Data Breach Costs? Evidence from Customer Reactions” (solo authored)

  • Preparing for second round submission at Information Systems Research

“Consumer Protection Regulation and the Cost of Equity: Evidence from Data Breach Disclosure Laws” with Jayanthi Sunder

“The Scope of Audit Committee Oversight and Financial Reporting Reliability: Are Audit Committees Overloaded?” with Preeti Choudhary and Jacob Jaggi

“Fair Value Accounting Standards and Securities Litigation” with Dain Donelson, John McInnis, and Richard Mergenthaler


Ability to Teach

  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analytics & Database
  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting

Teaching Experience

Fall 2019                                  Technology for Accountants (Excel & Tableau)
(Scheduled)                              Teaching Evaluation: Pending 

Summer 2016                          Intro to Managerial Accounting
                                                  Teaching Evaluation: 4.4/5 – Teaching Effectiveness