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Benjamin (Ben) C. Whipple

Associate Professor
Education:
  • PhD, Accounting, University of Utah, 2013
  • MAcc, Accounting, University of Utah, 2007
  • BBA, Accounting, Western Michigan University, 2005
Prior professional positions:
  • Ernst & Young, Staff Auditor, 2007 to 2009
  • Stryker Corporation, Internal Audit and Tax Associate, 2005 to 2006
  • Jansen Valk Thompson & Reahm PC, Tax Associate, 2006 to 2006
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
  • Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2022
  • Contemporary Accounting Research Outstanding Reviewer Recognition, 2021
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2021
  • FARS Outstanding Discussion Award, 2020
  • Discussant for the Plenary Session at the 2020 FARS Midyear Meeting, 2020
  • FARS Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018
  • FASB Faculty Program, Financial Accounting Standards Board, 2017
  • Terry Sanford Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2018-2022
  • Percy B. Yeargan Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi, 2017
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2017
  • Tahoe Conference, AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, 2012
  • Doctoral Student Teaching Award, David Eccles School of Business, 2011
  • Doctoral Student Teaching Award, DESB School of Accounting, 2011
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:
  • How managers and analysts forecast, calculate, and communicate financial performance.
Selected Publications:

Journal Articles

  1. The Risk-relevance of Non-GAAP Earnings (with Frank Heflin and Kalin Kolev). Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming.
  2. Non-GAAP Earnings Disclosure and Stock Price Crash Risk (with Charles Hsu and Rencheng Wang). Journal of Accounting and Economics 2022: 73 (2-3) 101473.
  3. Non-GAAP Reporting: A Consistency and Comparability Crises? (With Dirk Black, Ted Christensen, and Jack Ciesielski). Contemporary Accounting Research 2021: 38 (3), 1712-1747.
  4. Trading Prior to the Disclosure of Material Information: Evidence from Regulation Fair Disclosure Form 8-Ks (with John Campbell and Brady Twedt). Contemporary Accounting Research 2021: 38 (1), 412-442.
  5. Disentangling Managers' and Analysts' Non-GAAP Reporting (with Jeremiah Bentley, Ted Christensen, and Kurt Gee). Journal of Accounting Research 2018: 56 (4), 1039-1081. 
  6. Analysts' GAAP Earnings Forecasts and their Implications for Accounting Research (with Mark Bradshaw, Ted Christensen, and Kurt Gee). Journal of Accounting and Economics 2018: 66 (1), 46-66. 
  7. Non-GAAP Reporting: Evidence from Academia and Current Practice (with Dirk Black, Ted Christensen, and Jack Ciesielski). Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 2018: 45, 259-294. 
  8. The Disclosure of Non-GAAP Earnings Information in the Presence of Transitory Gains (with Asher Curtis and Sarah McVay). The Accounting Review 2014: 89(3), 933-958.
Editorial appointments:

Editorial Board:

  • Contemporary Accounting Research (2020-2022)
  • Journal of Financial Reporting (2021-2023)

Articles Featuring Benjamin (Ben) C. Whipple

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wednesday, September 4, 2013