Hongkang Xu

faculty

Hongkang Xu, PhD

Associate Professor

Accounting & Finance

Contact

508-999-9187

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Charlton College of Business 327

Education

2016University of Texas at San AntonioPhD in Business Administration (Accounting)
2010George Washington UniversityMaster of Accountancy

Teaching

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Accounting Information System

Teaching

Courses

Accounting concepts and procedures, studied through the analysis, classification, recording, and summarizing of business transactions. Financial statements are introduced and shown to be a source of essential information for management and others outside of the business. Ethical issues in financial reporting are considered.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

First of two professional courses that provide a comprehensive treatment of financial reporting topics. Both courses focus on the conceptual, procedural and regulatory issues involved in preparing and understanding corporate financial statements. ACT 511 includes a review of the accounting cycle, accounting theory, classification and presentation requirements for the income statement and balance sheet and a detailed examination of rules and principles pertaining to current assets and fixed assets. (The second course, ACT 512, in this sequence includes a study of liabilities and stockholders' equity.)

Second of two professional courses provides a comprehensive treatment of financial reporting topics, focusing on the conceptual, procedural and regulatory issues involved in preparing and understanding corporate financial statements. ACT 512 includes a detailed examination of rules and principles pertaining to intangible assets, investments, liabilities, stockholders' equity and statement of cash flows.

Advanced topics in financial accounting. It is structured to make students get familiar with accounting for business combinations, inter-corporate investments, consolidated entities, transfers of assets between members of a corporate group and accounting for international transactions and subsidiaries.

Advanced topics in financial accounting. It is structured to make students get familiar with accounting for business combinations, inter-corporate investments, consolidated entities, transfers of assets between members of a corporate group and accounting for international transactions and subsidiaries.
Register for this course.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.
Register for this course.

First of two professional courses that provide a comprehensive treatment of financial reporting topics. Both courses focus on the conceptual, procedural and regulatory issues involved in preparing and understanding corporate financial statements. ACT 511 includes a review of the accounting cycle, accounting theory, classification and presentation requirements for the income statement and balance sheet and a detailed examination of rules and principles pertaining to current assets and fixed assets. (The second course, ACT 512, in this sequence includes a study of liabilities and stockholders' equity.)
Register for this course.

Design and implementation of successful accounting systems. Significant attention is devoted to the relationship among components of an accounting system, the use of information for decision-making, and internal control. Ethical issues in providing and using information are considered.
Register for this course.

Second of two professional courses provides a comprehensive treatment of financial reporting topics, focusing on the conceptual, procedural and regulatory issues involved in preparing and understanding corporate financial statements. ACT 512 includes a detailed examination of rules and principles pertaining to intangible assets, investments, liabilities, stockholders' equity and statement of cash flows.
Register for this course.

Research

Research activities

  • 2021 Provost Fellows at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region 2018 Conference
  • Best Paper Award, Northeast Business & Economics Association 2017 Conference

Research

Research interests

  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting Quality
  • Tax Research
  • International Accounting

Select publications

Hongkang's research contributions are recognized through his publications in academic journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting Horizons, Accounting and Business Research, and Journal of Accounting Literature. He presently holds positions on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Managerial Auditing Journal and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. Additionally, Hongkang is an ad hoc referee for a range of academic journals, such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, European Accounting Review, British Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Accounting Literature.

Within academia, he plays an active role on dissertation committees for PhD students and contributes significantly to the Master of Science in Accounting program. His rich professional background includes positions at accounting firms in both the US and Asia prior to his transition into academia.