Edward Scott

Edward Scott
  • Lecturer

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1322 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104/6365

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Ed’s primary research interest concerns how race-based social identity management strategies affect retention of minority professionals in professional service organizations. research has investigated how Black and Latino professionals’ level of racial centrality (the extent to which membership in their racial group affects their self-concept) influences their choice of social identity-based impression management strategies and the effect of these strategies on their relationship with supervisors and their intent the prematurely leave their organizations.

He has presented his research at the annual conferences of the American Accounting Association, Academy of Management, American Institute of Professional Accountants, and the International Association for Conflict Management. He has received two Best Conference Paper awards and has published in the CPA Journal and the Journal of Business Diversity.

He is a Certified Public Accountant. His professional experience includes 5 years as an auditor with Deloitte, 3 years with the City of Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment and Housing Authorities, and 13 years in the transportation industry with the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and the Kansas City Southern Railway, where he served in executive positions in accounting and purchasing.

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  • ACCT1020 - Strategic Cost Analysis

    Strategic Cost Analysis is the process of analyzing and managing costs in order to improve the strategic position of the business. This goal can be accomplished by having a thorough understanding of which activities and costs support an organization's strategic position and which activities and costs either weaken it or have no impact. Subsequent cost management efforts can then focus on reducing or limiting expenditures on activities that add little or no strategic value, while increasing expenditures on activities that support the strategic position of the organization. Performance can then be evaluated to ensure that the chosen actions are taken, and that these actions are yielding improved strategic performance. Throughout the course, a strategic cost analysis and management framework will be applied across functions and organizations to highlight the cost analysis and performance evaluation methods available to forecast financial performance and improve strategic position.

Awards and Honors

BNSF Railway Achievement Award – honored for implementing financial accounting standard #143, Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations.

Papas Professional Development Award, Oklahoma State University – scholarship awarded to high performing doctoral students.

Finklehor Lecturer, Point Park University – selected to deliver the annual Finklehor research lecture to peers and colleagues.

Point Park University STARS (Striving to Achieve Remarkable Service) Award – recognized for ongoing efforts to promote a service-oriented environment.

YWCA Racial Justice Award in Education – honored for work leading Point Park University’s Urban Accounting Initiative aimed at encouraging and developing careers in accounting and finance particularly among African American youth.

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