The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association have named Dr. Henry Friedman, assistant professor of accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles, as this year's recipient of the Best Early Career Researcher Award. The award is given on behalf of the Association’s Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.

Dr. Henry Friedman
Dr. Henry Friedman ucla.edu

The honor recognizes an individual who has contributed top research in the field of management accounting. Friedman received the award for his research on how information is created and utilized in firms and capital markets. With theoretical models and archival data, Friedman studies concepts involving regulation, corporate governance, managerial incentives, stock prices and returns, and investor preferences.

The award comes with a $2,000 grant. Dr. Dhananjay Nanda, chair of the selection committee, department chair and professor of accounting at the University of Miami Business School, presented Friedman with the award at the annual AAA Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Freidman’s research covers a range of issues including incentive compensation, CEO pressure on CFOs, investor-level gender biases and reporting quality and capital market development,” stated Joselin Martin, chair of the Association’s Americas Region Advisory Panel and chief financial officer of Hayles and Howe. “His research offers valuable insights to management accountants who play a critical role in the reporting, governance and value creation processes of their organizations.”

For more on the CGMA, head to the organization's site here.

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