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Kelly Huang

Kelly Huang

Associate Professor
School of Accounting

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 323
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-7559


  • Ph.D. in Accounting
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master of Accounting
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Manoa

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Analysts
  • Rank-and-file Employees
  • Voluntary Disclosure

Professional Activities

Kelly Huang is an associate professor in accounting at the FIU College of Business. Her research focuses on the economic consequences of financial information quality and the quality of information produced by agents, such as financial analysts, top executives, and rank-and-file employees. Professor Huang’s work has been published in academic journals such as The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies.

Professor Huang has a variety of teaching experience in financial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has taught introductory accounting and financial statement analysis courses in the MBA program, intermediate accounting courses in the undergraduate and pre-MACC programs, and financial accounting seminar in the doctoral program.

Professor Huang holds a Ph.D. in accounting from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Prior to joining FIU, she was a faculty member at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Before pursuing her doctoral study, she worked in public accounting and was a CPA in the State of Hawaii.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Seminar in Financial Accounting
  • Seminar: Accounting Information and Security Prices
  • Seminar: Special Topics in Accounting Research

Refereed Journal Articles

Godsell, D., Huang, K., & Lao, B.


Managers’ Rank & File Employee Coordination Costs and Real Activities Manipulation.

Accounting, Organizations and Society


Huang, K., Lao, B., & McPhee, G.


Internal Information Quality and Patent-related Innovation.

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

, 47(3-4)


Huang, K., Li, M., & Markov, S.


What Do Employees Know? Evidence from a Social Media Platform.

The Accounting Review

, 95(2)


Huang, K. (2020). Management Forecast Errors and Corporate Investment Efficiency. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 16(3).

Huang, K., Lao, B., & McPhee, G. (2017). Does Stock Liquidity Affect Accrual-based Earnings Management? Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 3-4(489-518).

Dichev, I., Huang, K., & Zhou, D. (2014). The Dark Side of Trading. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 29(4).

Bradshaw, M., Brown, L., & Huang, K. (2013). Do Sell-Side Analysts Exhibit Differential Target Price Forecasting Ability? Review of Accounting Studies, 4(18).

Brown, L., & Huang, K. (2013). Forecast-Recommendation Consistency and Earnings Forecast Quality. Accounting Horizons, 3(27).

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