Matthew Bloomfield

Matthew Bloomfield
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1325 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

Research Interests: Accounting choices in oligopolistic industries; reporting quality/earnings management; incentives

Links: CV

Overview

Professor Bloomfield’s research is primarily focused on incentives, earnings management, and the interplay between product market considerations and accounting choices.

Professor Bloomfield received his PhD in Accounting from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (Class of 2018), and his Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics and Music Performance from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Class of 2012).

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Teaching

ACCT 102 – Strategic Cost Analysis

The first part of the course presents alternative methods of preparing managerial accounting information, and the remainder of the course examines how these methods are used by companies. Managerial accounting is a company’s internal language, and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing and for motivating and evaluating employees. Unless you understand managerial accounting, you cannot have a thorough understanding of a company’s internal operations. What you learn in this course will help you understand the operations of your future employer (and enable you to be more successful at your job), and help you understand other companies you encounter in your role as competitor, consultant, or investor.

 

Past Courses

  • ACCT102 - STRATEGIC COST ANALYSIS

    The first part of the course presents alternative methods of preparing managerial accounting information, and the remainder of the course examines how these methods are used by companies. Managerial accounting is a company's internal language, and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing and for motivating and evaluating employees. Unless you understand managerial accounting, you cannot have a thorough understanding of a company's internal operations. What you learn in this course will help you understand the operations of your future employer (and enable you to be more successful at your job), and help you understand other companies you encounter in your role as competitor, consultant, or investor.

Awards and Honors

Winner of Emerging Scholar Award, Carnegie Mellon Accounting Mini-Conference, 2016

Teaching Award for Exceptional Service to Executive MBA Program, University of Chicago, 2015

Ellis Bonoff Kohs Award for Orchestral Excellence, University of Chicago, 2014

First Place Winner of University of Chicago Biennial Concerto Competition, 2014

Ernest R. Wish Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2012

Angell Scholar, University of Michigan, 2012

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