Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang
Assistant Professor

BUSN 6209


Jing Zhang joins CU Denver as assistant professor of Accounting in 2019. From 2015 to 2019, She served as assistant professor of Accounting at University of Alabama Huntsville. Jing received PhD in Accounting from McGill University, and MS in Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Her research interests include earnings management, corporate governance, audit quality, and how capital market investors use accounting information.  She has recently investigated the effect of auditor tenure and the timeliness of misstatement discover. The paper is broadly cited by media such as Accounting Today, CFO, Compliance Week, CPA Practice Advisor, ECONOMIA, and Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  She has published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, The International Journal of Accounting, Advances in Accounting,and Journal of Economics and Finance. Jing is also a member of the American Accounting Association.


PhD Accounting, McGill University

MS Finance, Illinois Institute of Technology

BS Marketing, Shanghai Finance University

Areas of expertise

Earnings Management

Audit Quality

Corporate Governance

Assets Securitization

Accounting Regulation and Policy


Ge, W., JB. Kim, T. Li, and J. Zhang. 2021 “Subsidiary Operations in Offshore Financial Centers and Bank Risk-Taking: International Evidence.” Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming. 

Francoeur, C., Y. Li, Z. Singer, and J. Zhang. 2021 “Earnings Forecasts of Female CEOs: Quality and Consequences.” Review of Accounting Studies, forthcoming. 

Singer Z., and J. Zhang. 2021 “Do Companies Engage in Auditor Shopping to Conceal Misreporting? Evidence from Financial Misstatements.” Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, forthcoming.  

Chen, C., K. Lo, D. Tsang and J. Zhang. 2020 “Understanding Accounting Discretion in China: An Analysis of Fair Value Reporting for Investment Property.” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 39 (4).  

Krishnan, G., and J. Zhang. 2019 “Do mandatory adoption of IFRS enhance earnings quality? Evidence from closer to home.” The International Journal of Accounting, 54 (1).  

Krishnan, G., and J. Zhang. 2019 “ Do investors perceive a change in audit quality following the rotation of the engagement partner?” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 38 (2) 

 “Auditor Tenure and the Timeliness of Misstatement Discovery.” The Accounting Review, 93 (2): 315-338 

Singer, Z., Y. Wang, and J. Zhang. 2018 “The Impact of Internal Control Weaknesses on Equity Market Investors: Evidence from Short Sellers.” Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.  

Wang, H,P., and J. Zhang. 2016 “Fair Value Accounting and Corporate Debt Structure.” Advance in Accounting. Volume 37, 46-57 

Zhang, J., and J. Chung. 2016 “Does geographic location matter for managerial compensation design?” Journal of Economics and Finance. Volume 42, (1): 1-32 

Wang, H,P., and J. Zhang. 2018 “Securitization and Accounting Misstatements.” Asian Review of Accounting, 26 (4)  


May, 2018, Witmondt Fellowship 2018-2020

March, 2017, CBA 2017 Mini-grant, University of Alabama in Huntsville

June, 2016, SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Co-investigator). Title: Do Operations in Offshore Financial Centers Blow the Whistle on Bank Risks?

March 2016, CBA 2016 Mini-Grant, University of Alabama in Huntsville

June 2014, AAA/Deloitte/J.Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow

2012-2013, Desautels DDSS Excellent Teaching Award, McGill University

2011-2013, CAAA/CICA Research Grant, with co-investigator Desmond Tsang

2012-2013, National Bank Fellowship, McGill University

2011-2012, Hian Siang Chan Fellowship, McGill University

2010- 2015, PhD Fellowship of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

2008-2010, Master Scholarship of Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology