Sarah E. McVay

University of Washington

William A. Fowler Endowed Professor of Accounting

224 Mackenzie Hall, Box 353200

Seattle, WA 98195-3200

United States

http://https://foster.uw.edu/faculty-research/directory/sarah-mcvay/

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Accruals Quality and Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

The Accounting Review, Vol. 82, pp. 1141-1170, October 2007
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2010
Jeffrey T. Doyle, Weili Ge and Sarah E. McVay
Utah State University, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington
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Citation 93

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Accruals quality, earnings quality, internal control

Accruals Quality and Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Accounting Review, October 2007
Posted: 26 Jan 2007
Jeffrey T. Doyle, Weili Ge and Sarah E. McVay
Utah State University, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington

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earnings quality, accruals quality, internal control, material weaknesses

Determinants of Weaknesses in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 44, pp.193-223, 2007
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2010
Jeffrey T. Doyle, Weili Ge and Sarah E. McVay
Utah State University, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington
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Internal Control; Material Weakness; Sarbanes-Oxley

Determinants of Weaknesses in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), September 2007
Posted: 01 Nov 2006
Jeffrey T. Doyle, Weili Ge and Sarah E. McVay
Utah State University, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington

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Internal Control, Material Weakness, Sarbanes-Oxley

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Forecasting Sales: A Model and Some Evidence from the Retail Industry

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 31 May 2013
Asher Curtis, Russell J. Lundholm and Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington, University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business and University of Washington
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Revenue, forecasting, retail, financial statement analysis

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Internal Control and Management Guidance

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2009
Mei Feng, Chan Li and Sarah E. McVay
University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Kansas and University of Washington
Downloads 2,475 (7,869)
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Management Guidance, Management Forecast Accuracy, Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Internal Control and Management Guidance

Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Sep 2009
Mei Feng, Chan Li and Sarah E. McVay
University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Kansas and University of Washington

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Management Guidance, Management Forecast Accuracy, Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Quantifying Managerial Ability: A New Measure and Validity Tests

Management Science, Forthcoming, AAA 2009 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Paper, AAA 2009 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Peter R. Demerjian, Baruch Lev and Sarah E. McVay
School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, New York University - Stern School of Business and University of Washington
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Managerial ability, data envelopment analysis

Quantifying Managerial Ability: A New Measure and Validity Tests

Management Science, Forthcoming
Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Peter R. Demerjian, Baruch Lev and Sarah E. McVay
School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, New York University - Stern School of Business and University of Washington

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Managerial Ability, Managerial Talent, Managerial Efficiency

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Managerial Ability and Earnings Quality

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2012
School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Brigham Young University - Marriott School of Business, New York University - Stern School of Business and University of Washington
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Managerial ability, managerial efficiency, earnings quality, accruals quality

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Does Ineffective Internal Control over Financial Reporting Affect a Firm’s Operations? Evidence from Firms’ Inventory Management

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2014
Mei Feng, Chan Li, Sarah E. McVay and Hollis Ashbaugh Skaife
University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Kansas, University of Washington and Graduate School of Management, UC-Davis
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Internal Control, Inventory Management, Firm Operations

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How Does Intentional Earnings Smoothing Vary with Managerial Ability?

Forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2017
School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Brigham Young University - Marriott School of Business and University of Washington
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Managerial ability, earnings smoothing, discretionary reporting, beneficial earnings management, real earnings management

Earnings Management Using Classification Shifting: an Examination of Core Earnings and Special Items

The Accounting Review, Vol. 81, pp. 501-531, 2006
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2010
Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington
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Earnings Management, Earnings Components, Special Items, Analyst Forecasts

Earnings Management Using Classification Shifting: An Examination of Core Earnings and Special Items

Accounting Review, May 2006
Posted: 04 Nov 2005
Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington

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Earnings Management, Earnings Components, Special Items, Analyst Forecasts

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Detecting Opportunistic Special Items

Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2019-01-01
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Carol Anilowski Cain, Kalin S. Kolev and Sarah E. McVay
Winston-Salem State University, City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy and University of Washington
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Special items, transitory items, earnings quality, earnings management, future operating cash flows, restatements

Detecting Opportunistic Special Items

Management Science, Forthcoming
Posted: 31 Jan 2019
Carol Anilowski Cain, Kalin S. Kolev and Sarah E. McVay
Winston-Salem State University, City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy and University of Washington

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special items, transitory items, non-GAAP earnings, earnings quality, earnings management

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The Changing Implications of Research and Development Expenditures for Future Profitability

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
Asher Curtis, Sarah E. McVay and Sara Toynbee
University of Washington, University of Washington and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 913 (36,610)
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R&D; Earnings Implications; Capital Markets; Analysts; Investors

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Exploring Differential Net Benefits to Internal Control: An Examination of Firms with Overconfident Managers

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2021
National Taiwan University - Department of Finance, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and University of Washington
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Management characteristics; overconfidence; internal control; investment efficiency; operational efficiency; firm-specific net benefits

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When Does Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Curb Resource Extraction? Evidence from China

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Weili Ge, Zining Li, Qiliang Liu and Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration, Wuhan University - School of Economics and Management and University of Washington
Downloads 857 (39,980)
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Internal control over financial reporting; regulation; resource extraction; window dressing; agency costs.

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Free Cash Flow Disclosure in Earnings Announcements

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2020
University of Washington, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington - Department of Accounting and University of Washington
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Free Cash Flow, Valuation, Disclosure, Earnings Announcements

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Benefits and Costs of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(B) Exemption: Evidence from Small Firms’ Internal Control Disclosures

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 07 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Weili Ge, Allison Koester and Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business and University of Washington
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internal controls over financial reporting; disclosure accuracy; non-accelerated filers; Section 404

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Manager-Specific Effects on Earnings Guidance: An Analysis of Top Executive Turnovers

Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 49, No. 5, December 2011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 07 May 2013
Francois Brochet, Lucile Faurel and Sarah E. McVay
Boston University - Department of Accounting, Arizona State University and University of Washington
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Earnings guidance, Management guidance, Managerial expertise, Managerial knowledge, Executive turnover, CEO turnover, CFO turnover

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The Disclosure of Non-GAAP Earnings Information in the Presence of Transitory Gains

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2013
Asher Curtis, Sarah E. McVay and Benjamin C. Whipple
University of Washington, University of Washington and University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business
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Non-GAAP earnings, transitory items, transitory gains, disclosure incentives, voluntary disclosure.

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Non-GAAP Earnings and Board Independence

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Richard M. Frankel, Sarah E. McVay and Mark T. Soliman
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, University of Washington and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 591 (64,320)
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Non-GAAP Earnings, Board Independence, Voluntary Disclosure, Earnings Quality

Non-GAAP Earnings and Board Independence

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Posted: 07 Nov 2010
Richard M. Frankel, Sarah E. McVay and Mark T. Soliman
Washington University in Saint Louis - Olin Business School, University of Washington and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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Non-GAAP Earnings, Board Independence, Voluntary Disclosure, Earnings Quality

Sec Scrutiny and the Evolution of Non-Gaap Reporting

The Accounting Review, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 157-184, 2008
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2010
Kalin S. Kolev, Carol A. Marquardt and Sarah E. McVay
City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, City University of New York (CUNY) – Baruch College and University of Washington
Downloads 577 (66,310)
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Non-GAAP Earnings, Street Earnings, Pro Forma Earnings, Regulation G, Sarbanes-Oxley

SEC Scrutiny and the Evolution of Non-GAAP Reporting

Accounting Review, January 2008
Posted: 06 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2007
Kalin S. Kolev, Carol A. Marquardt and Sarah E. McVay
City University of New York (CUNY) - Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, City University of New York (CUNY) – Baruch College and University of Washington

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Non-GAAP Earnings, Street Earnings, Pro Forma Earnings, Regulation G, Sarbanes-Oxley

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Costs and Benefits of Internal Control Audits: Evidence from M&A Transactions

Review of Accounting Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2018
Todd D. Kravet, Sarah E. McVay and David P. Weber
University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting, University of Washington and University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting
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Internal Controls, Sarbanes-Oxley, Mergers and Acquisitions

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An Analysis of the Implications of Discontinued Operations for Continuing Income

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 33, 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2014
Asher Curtis, Sarah E. McVay and Mindy Wolfe
University of Washington, University of Washington and University of Waterloo
Downloads 512 (77,878)
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Discontinued operations, financial reporting, convergence, IASB, FASB

Analysts’ Incentives to Overweight Management Guidance when Revising Their Short-Term Earnings Forecasts

The Accounting Review, forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 13 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2010
Mei Feng and Sarah E. McVay
University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business and University of Washington
Downloads 293 (145,363)
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Analyst Incentives; Management Guidance; Management Forecasts; Analyst Forecasts; Analyst Revisions.

Analysts’ Incentives to Overweight Management Guidance When Revising Their Short-Term Earnings Forecasts

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 22 Mar 2010
Mei Feng and Sarah E. McVay
University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business and University of Washington

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Analyst Incentives, Management Guidance, Management Forecasts, Analyst Forecasts, Analyst Revisions

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Taking the 'Non' Out of Non-GAAP: Routine Non-GAAP Usage and Investor Pricing

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Apr 2021
University of Washington, University of Washington and University of Texas at Austin
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Non-GAAP, valuation, disclosure, analysts, information processing costs

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Understanding the Relations Between Internal Controls, Trust, and Cooperation Within an Organization

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Nicole L. Cade and Sarah E. McVay
University of Pittsburgh - Accounting Group and University of Washington
Downloads 175 (237,634)

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Internal Controls, Trust, Reciprocity

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Preparers and the Financial Reporting System

Accounting and Business Research, forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Jun 2021
Sarah E. McVay and Brandon Szerwo
University of Washington and State University of New York (SUNY) - UB Foundations Activities Inc. School of Management
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Financial Reporting, Management, Board of Directors, Incentives, Regulation

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Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Resource Extraction: Evidence from China

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 08 Feb 2021
Weili Ge, Zining Li, Qiliang Liu and Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Loyola Marymount University - College of Business Administration, Wuhan University - School of Economics and Management and University of Washington

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Internal control over financial reporting, regulation, resource extraction, window dressing, agency costs

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Trading Incentives to Meet the Analyst Forecast

Review of Accounting Studies, December 2006
Posted: 02 Jul 2006
Sarah E. McVay, Venky Nagar and Vicki Wei Tang
University of Washington, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Georgetown University - Department of Accounting and Business Law

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analyst forecasts, earnings, managerial compensation, insider trading, corporate governance

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The Disclosure of Material Weaknesses in Internal Control after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Accounting Horizons, September 2005
Posted: 20 May 2005
Weili Ge and Sarah E. McVay
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business and University of Washington

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internal control, material weakness, Sarbanes-Oxley