ESSEC Business School Paris, ESSEC KPMG Financial Reporting Centre (AACSB and EQUIS accredited)
Research Assistant/Post Doc Position

The ESSEC KPMG Financial Reporting Centre invites financial accounting candidates to apply for a post of research assistant, post doc position. Teaching is optional and gives rise to additional pay. English is the working language but some knowledge of French would be an advantage.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate is expected to be an active co-researcher and co-author on various research projects with the Centre's directors: Paul Andre, Thomas Jeanjean and Peter Walton. The ESSEC-KPMG Financial Reporting Centre specialises in financial reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Created in 2005, the year in which European listed companies started to use IFRS, the Centre monitors closely the activities of the International Accounting Standards Board and the application of IFRS by European companies. The Financial Reporting Centre aims to be a centre of excellence for reporting to the capital markets. It aims to publish studies of relevance to practitioners and research that contributes to the body of academic studies in international accounting and financial reporting.

ABOUT ESSEC: ESSEC is one of the leading European Business Schools. It has campuses in Paris and Singapore, offering mostly graduate level training in business administration (MBA, Executive MBA, Specialized Masters, PhD, company specific programs). It became the first AASCB accredited business school outside North America in 1997 and is also accredited by EQUIS.

ESSEC has developed a strategic alliance with the University of Mannheim in Germany and many academic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide (Kellogg, Chicago, Berkeley, Tuck, IIM Ahmedabad, Keio University, University of Beijing, etc.)

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a good knowledge of international financial reporting and a proven research record or show strong potential for research. A PhD or equivalent in financial accounting is required. Employment is for a maximum of one-year, preferably from September 2012 to August 2013.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should send an updated CV, evidence of research, and two letters of reference by e-mail to and

Applications should be received by August 1, 2012. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Contact:

Paul Andre
Professor and Centre's Research Director
Paul Andre
Accounting and Control Department
Avenue Bernard Hirsch - BP 50105
95021 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex

Posted 6/10/12