Assistant Professor of Accounting
Zhaokai Yan joins the Marist faculty as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He expects to receive his PhD in accounting information systems from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in October 2019. He obtained a master’s degree in accounting from Pace University in 2013. His research interests include text mining, audit data analytics, and information technology. He has published his research in the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Horizons, and the CPA Journal. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Emerging Technology in Accounting and Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management.
PhD, Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University, 2019
MS, Accounting, Pace University, 2013
BS, Corporate Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2011
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Text mining, audit data analytics, information technology
Appelbaum, D., Kogan, A., Vasarhelyi, M., & Yan, Z. (2017). Impact of business analytics and enterprise systems on managerial accounting. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 25, 29-44.
Yan, Z., Moffitt, K., & Vasarhelyi, M. (2019). Automated contract analysis in auditing. Accounting Horizons. Forthcoming.
Yan, Z., Appelbaum, D., Kogan, A., & Vasarhelyi, M. (2019). Machine learning based audit data analytic techniques: Time Series Forecasting with transactional and exogenous data. Journal of Accounting Education. Forthcoming.
Chiu, T., Vasarhelyi, M., Alrefai, A., & Yan, Z. Validating process mining: a framework integrating auditor’s risk assessment. Work in progress.
2017 AAA Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS and SET Section: “Impact of business analytics and enterprise systems on managerial accounting”
2017 AAA Annual Meeting: “Automated contract analysis in auditing”