Why did you think it was important to write The End of Accounting?

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Baruch Lev (Author & Professor, NYU Stern School of Business)

Baruch Lev talks about why he felt impelled to write his book, The End of Accounting, and why he hopes his recommendations for instituting new forms of company assessments will be adopted. He discusses how current corporate financial reports are used by investors and why the public financial documents are not giving an accurate picture of a company’s health. Baruch provides an example of a company and explains how investors should be assessing its value. In addition, he provides information on how accounting firms and investors have reacted to his new solution.


About Author

Baruch Lev

Author & Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Lev has been with NYU for 17 years. His primary research areas of interest include corporate governance; earnings management; financial accounting; financial statement analysis; intangible assets/intellectual capital; capital markets; and mergers and acquisitions. Professor Lev is the author of six books, including the most recent: The End of Accounting, published in 2016. Professor Lev has received numerous awards and prizes, including two honorary doctorates.

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Tracey Fitzpatrick

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Sarder TV Anchor & Former Market News Video Anchor

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