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 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 breadth of topics, including financial accounting, data analytics & database, auditing, and managerial accounting.


Dissertation (Abstract Available in CV)

"The Role of Market Forces and Regulation in Disclosure: Evidence from Cyber Risk Factors"

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

Publication (Abstract 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

  • Forthcoming at The Accounting Review

Working Papers (Abstracts Available in CV)

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

  • Preparing for second round submission at Journal of Accounting Research

"Market-Wide Reputational Costs of Cyber Risk: Evidence from Customers" (solo authored)

  • Preparing for second round submission at Information Systems Research

"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


Topic Areas

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

Teaching Experience

  • Summer 2016, Intro to Managerial Accounting