Kevin Ow Yong
Dr. Kevin Ow Yong is Associate Professor of Accounting at Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds a First Class Honours Degree (with University Medal) in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University and received his PhD degree from Duke University. He has previously worked at Peking University as an associate professor, Singapore Management University as an assistant professor, and Singapore Airlines as a regional accountant and financial analyst.
Dr Ow Yong has been a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2003 as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2002. He currently sits on the IS Chartered Accountant Journal Editorial Advisory Panel. He is also a member of the UAFRS Advisory Council with Valens Research. He has previously served on the Candidate Programmes Committee with the CFA Society (Singapore) and was on the advisory board with Brahm Centre, a non-profit charity organization as their Finance Advisor.
His work has been published in numerous well known accounting research journals including the Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, Advances in Accounting and China Journal of Accounting Research. He has been cited in two of Singapore’s most well-circulated newspapers, the Straits Times and the Business Times on several occasions, and in CPA Singapore (Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants publication), Accounting and Business (ACCA publication), Pulses (previously, the Singapore Stock Exchange Journal), Asian Scientist, Smart Investor, QFinance and CFO Asia, a publication of The Economist Group. He has also received invitations to speak at several top ranking China’s universities including Tsinghua University, Sun Yat-Sen University and Xiamen University as well as other famous universities in the Asia-Pacific region. And he was invited as a guest lecturer to teach at Kozminski University, the top private university in Poland, and at Kyushu University, widely regarded as one of the top ten best universities in Japan.
In recognition of his research work, he has won the Second Best Paper Award at the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition, the Best Paper Award from the Third International Conference of Accounting and Finance (Danang City, Vietnam), and the Best Paper Award from the China Journal of Accounting Research Symposium (Guangzhou, China). He has received several research grants for his research work, including a research grant from the KPMG Foundation and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) in 2011 and the prestigious Ministry of Education Tier II educational grant in 2015 for his research work on fair value accounting.
- Associate Professor– Present
- Head of Accounting Technology & Innovation Centre–
- Doctor of Philosophy in AccountingDuke University , United States
- Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours)Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
- SIT Ignition Research Grant - S$92,043
- Peking University Graduate School Scientific Research Award
- Best Paper Award – Third International Conference of Accounting and Finance, Danang, Vietnam
- Best Paper Award – CJAR Symposium on Banking and Corporate Finance, Guangzhou, China
- Erasmus Scholarship for Faculty Exchange
- Ministry of Education Tier II Research Grant (MOE2014-T2-2-137) – S$170,246
- SMU Research Grant (11-C206-SMU-001) – S$6,727
- IAAER/KPMG Foundation Research Grant – US$25,000
- Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition Prize
- SMU Research Grant (08-C206-SMU-009) – S$17,316
- Chartered Accountant (CA Singapore)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute)
- Certified Practising Accountant (CPA Australia)
- IS Chartered Accountant Journal Editorial Advisory Panel MemberPresent
- UAFRS Advisory Council Member – Valens ResearchPresent
- Finance Advisor (Advisory Board) – Brahm Centre–
- Candidate Programs Committee Member – CFA Society (Singapore)–
- Regional Accountant / Financial Analyst (Singapore Airlines)–
Fair value accounting
Accounting standard setting issues (IFRS 9, IFRS 13 etc)
Earnings quality and earnings management
Analysts and equity valuation
Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
“Trust in Fair Value Accounting: Evidence from the Field", with Clarence Goh, Chu Yeong Lim, Jeffrey Ng and Gary Pan, Journal of International Accounting Research (2021), 20(3): 21-42.
“Impact of Basel III on the Discretion and Timeliness of Banks' Loan Loss Provisions", with Pearpilai Jutasompakorn, Chu Yeong Lim and Tharindra Ranasinghe, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics (2021), 17(2): 1002-55.
“Big Data Analytics for Business Intelligence in Accounting and Audit", with Mui Kim Chu, Open Journal of Social Sciences, (2021), 9, 42-52.
“The Impact of the IFRS 9 Expected Loss Approach on Accounting Conservatism", with Clarence Goh and Chu Yeong Lim, Accountancy, Business and the Public Interest, (2021), 20: 426-443
“Differences in the Reliability of Fair Value Hierarchy Measurements: A Cross-Country Study", with Chu Yeong Lim and Gary Pan, Journal of Finance and Accounting, (2020), 8(4): 199-207.
“A New Perspective on Post-Earnings-Announcement-Drift: Using a Relative Drift Measure”, with Michael Clement and Joonho Lee, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, (2019), 46 (9-10): 1061-1318.
“Lease Characteristics, Agency Costs, and Tax Considerations", with Kun-chih Chen, Wuchun Chi and Gerald Lobo, Finance and Market, (2018), 3(1): 1-12.
“An Examination of the Statistical Significance and Economic Relevance of Profitability and Earnings Forecasts from Models and Analysts", with Mark Evans and Kenneth Njoroge, Contemporary Accounting Research, (2017), 34 (3): 1453-1488.
“Voluntary Fair Value Disclosures Beyond SFAS 157’s Three-Level Estimates”, with Sung Gon Chung, Beng Wee Goh and Jeffrey Ng, Review of Accounting Studies, (2017), 22 (1): 430-468.
“The Effect of Board Independence on Information Asymmetry”, with Beng Wee Goh, Jimmy Lee and Jeffrey Ng, European Accounting Review, (2016), 25 (1): 155-182.
“Theory and Practice of the Conceptual Framework: Evidence from the Field”, with Chu Yeong Lim and Pearl Tan, Advances in Accounting, (2016), 35: 62-74.
“The Effect of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 157 Fair Value Measurements on Analysts’ Information Environment", with Orie Barron and Sung Gon Chung, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, (2016), 35 (4): 395-416.
“Regulatory Pressure and Income Smoothing in Banks in Response to Anticipated Changes to the Basel II Accord”, with Chu Yeong Lim, China Journal of Accounting Research, (2016), 10: 9-32.
“Market Pricing of Banks’ Fair Value Assets Reported under SFAS 157 since the 2008 Financial Crisis”, with Beng Wee Goh, Dan Li and Jeffrey Ng, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, (2015), 34 (2): 129-145.