Eddie Riedl is a Professor of Accounting and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar in the Questrom School of Business, having joined Boston University in 2011. He previously was a professor 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 500 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 two of the most pressing issues in financial reporting today: fair value accounting, and international accounting/IFRS. 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 75 presentations at universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, London Business School, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research has been recognized with the Competitive Manuscript Award (given in recognition for the top accounting dissertation), and he is among the 700 most-downloaded authors on SSRN. He has served on a number of doctoral committees at both HBS and BU, and published extensively with doctoral students and junior accounting faculty.
Eddie teaches classes at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctoral levels. Both of his undergraduate and graduate "Financial Statement Analysis" courses have consistently ranked among the three highest-rated courses at BU's Questrom School of Business for the past 4 years. 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 50,000 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, and (depressingly, though hope springs ever eternal) the New York Mets.
Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, Accounting, 2002.
BBA, Pace University, Public Accounting, 1992.
MBA, Pace University, Accounting, 1992.
Work with Dean Freeman and Professors Venkatraman and Fournier to identify and recruit candidates for Questrom chairs for the recently received Questrom endowment.
Formally speak with all junior faculty members 2x per year regarding performance, short- and longer-term plans, and role within department.
Have written 2 letters for candidates at top 50 institutions over Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
Riedl, E., & Riedl, E. The Accounting Review, Editorial Board Member, International, Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2011 - Present).
Agree to review 4-6 manuscripts/year.
Agree to review 4-6 manuscripts/year.
Reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research
Reviewer for Review of Accounting Studies
Reviewer for Journal of Accounting and Economics
Reviewer for Journal of Accounting Research.
Reviewer for European Accounting Review.
Reviewer for Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.
Reviewer for Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting.
Reviewer for Accounting Horizons (bridge journal between academic and practioner research).
Reviewer for Management Science - Accounting Department articles.
Reviewer for Journal of International Accounting Research
Associate Professor, Harvard Business School. (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2011).
Promoted to Associate Professor (without tenure - Harvard has tenure only at Full Professor level)
First academic position on graduating from PhD program.
Corporate reporting position at real estate brokerage house in NYC
Internal audit position at large oil and exploration firm.
First position on graduating with BBA/MBA. Was 50% audit, 50% litigation support.
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research, Research. (June 1, 2011).
Awarded to top 4 reviewers for the accounting research journal, CAR.
Awarded to student with top dissertation.
Awarded by students - selected as top professor. Achieved award three times.
Competitive award to provide financial support for 5th year of doctoral work at Penn State.
Awarded for dissertation support while at Penn State University.
Award to support dissertation work over 5 years of program.
Fellowship supporting three years of doctoral work while at Penn State.
Dissertation support for first four years of program at Penn State.
Full scholarship for both undergraduate and MBA studies from Pace University in NYC.