Isenberg's Bentley Earns Prestigious Accounting Honor

Jeremy Bentley
Jeremy Bentley

Jeremy Bentley, an accounting assistant professor in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named by the American Accounting Association (AAA) as a 2020 Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting. The award recognizes the early-career researcher—nationally and internationally— with the best overall body of research in management accounting. AAA’s award criteria include originality and innovativeness; relevance to management accounting, theory, practice, and education; and prospective benefits to future management accounting research.

“This international award from the world’s largest and most prestigious accounting academic association is a significant recognition,” observes David Piercey, Isenberg accounting department chair. In a recent paper, Bentley demonstrated that narrative accounting reporting can help decrease operational distortion and surrogation. In a second paper, cited in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, he explored managers’ and analysts’ use of non-GAAP reporting.

An Isenberg faculty member since 2015, Bentley received the school’s Research Excellence award in 2019. His Ph.D. in accounting and his master’s degree in management are from Cornell University. He also has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University.