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Allison  Kays - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Allison Kays Allison  Kays

Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting | Emory University, Goizueta Business School


Professor Kays’ loves to debate accounting, disclosure and tax policy


Allison Kays is an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting. Professor Kays’ focuses her time and effort on being an excellent teacher. She loves to spend her time thinking about financial reporting disclosures and if they accurately represent corporate transactions. Recently, she developed a new course titled, Data Analytics for Financial Business Decisions. This innovative course exposes finance and accounting students to the critical thinking and coding skills they need to better understand the world and to make well informed data based decisions. She holds a BS and a MS in Accounting from the University of Florida, as well as a PhD in Accounting from the University of Southern California. Prior to earning her PhD, Professor Kays worked as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young in Atlanta. She remains an active CPA in Georgia.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Financial Reporting


Tax Disclosures

Data Analytics

Voluntary Disclosures

Education (3)

University of Southern California: PhD, Business Administration (Accounting) 2018

University of Florida: Master of Accounting, Accounting 2011

University of Florida: Bachelor of Science (Accounting), Accounting 2011