Savannah Guo

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Savannah Guo

Office: Ansari Business 317D
Tel: (775) 784-6886
savannahguo@unr.edu

Education

  • Texas Tech University, 2018 - Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting emphasis
  • DePaul University, 2013 - Master of Science in Accountancy (Graduated with distinction)
  • Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, 2011 - Bachelor’s in Accounting, Bachelor’s in Finance

Research Interests

Financial Reporting and Disclosure; Earnings Management; Capital Market; Taxation

Published Research

  • Xu, C, S. Y. Guo, J. Haislip, & R. Pinsker. (2019). Earnings Management in Firms with Data Security Breaches. Journal of Information System, forthcoming.
  • Guo, Y., S. Lu, J. Ronen, & J. Ye. (2019). Equity Financial Assets: A Tool for Earnings Management – A Case Study of a Chinese Corporation. ABACUS, A Journal of Accounting, Finance, and Business Studies, 55(1), 180-204.
  • Pippin, S., & S. Y. Guo. (2019). Clawbacks’ Tax Headache. Strategic Finance, 100(2),16-18.
  • Guo, S. Y., S. Chi, & K. A. Cook. (2018). Short Selling and Corporate Tax Avoidance. Advances in Taxation, 25, 1- 28. 2019 Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Awards
  • Guo, S. Y., Chi, S., Cook, K. A., & Oler, D. (2018). Market Response to Chief Accounting Officer Hiring Announcements. Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise, 4(1), 28-48.

Working papers

  • Guo, Y. S., N. Hu, & J. Li. (2019). How Do Tax Incentives Affect Firm Value? Evidence from China
  • Canace, T., S. Guo, M. Tao, and W. Pasewark. (2019). IFRS Accounts Receivables Disclosure
  • Fang, B., S. Guo, and N. Hunt. (2019). Does Client Importance Impair Affect Auditor Independence? Evidence from Internal Control Weakness Reporting
  • Guo, S., N. Hunt, S. Pippin, and J. Wong. (2019). The Potential Impact of Client Psychological Biases on Tax Preparation
  • Guo, S. and S. Pippin. (2019). What You Need to Know about Clawback Provisions for Executive Compensation Packages

Teaching Experience

University of Nevada, Reno:
ACC 759 Financial Reporting Theory (Spring 2020)(scheduled)
ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Fall 2018 – Present)

Texas Tech University:
ACCT 5301 Financial and Managerial Accounting for MBAs (Summer 2018)
ACCT 2300 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Spring 2017)
ACCT 2301 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Fall 2015)

Teaching Training

  • Teaching with Technology (TwT) Certificate program, (scheduled) 2018-2019
    • Participant in selective seminar program hosted by the Teaching & Learning Technologies of University of Nevada, Reno.
    • Training focused on innovative approaches to teaching with technology.
  • Groundworks Teaching Program, January 2018
    • Participant in three-day selective program hosted by the Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center of Texas Tech University.
    • Training focused on teaching methods and philosophies of student learning outcome creation, classroom management, and active learning.

Conference Presentations

  • “How Do Tax Incentives Affect Firm Value? Evidence from China”
    • 2019 Texas Tech University School of Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Workshop (scheduled)
  • “The Effect of Clawback on Managerial Use of Expectations Management and Market Consequence”
    • 2017 Haskell & White Corporate Reporting and Governance Conference
  • “Short Selling and Corporate Tax Avoidance”
    • 2017 AAA Annual Meeting
    • 2017 ATA Midyear Meeting
  • “Market Response to Chief Accounting Officer Hiring Announcements”
    • 2016 AAA Annual Meeting
  • “Equity Financial Assets: A Tool for Earnings Management – A Case Study of a Chinese Corporation”
    • 2018 IASB Research Forum (Presented by Coauthor)

Services

Department
Accounting Career Information Panel Event Coordinator (August 2019 – present)
Curriculum Committee Member (August 2018-present)
Personnel Committee Member (August 2018-present)
Search Committee Member (August 2018-present)

Journal
Editorial Board Member for Issues of Accounting Education (July 2019 – present)

Conference
AAA Annual Meeting reviewer (FARS and ATA sessions) (2016-present)
Western Regional Meeting reviewer (FARS and ATA sessions) (2018-present)
FARS Midyear Meeting reviewer (2017-present)
Southwest Region/FBD Meeting reviewer (FARS and ATA sessions)(2017-2018)
ATA Midyear Meeting reviewer (2017)
AAA Annual Meeting moderator (ATA, AIS, and Public Interest sessions) (2016)

Conferences Attended

  • Texas Tech University School of Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Workshop (2019, scheduled)
  • New Faculty Consortium (2019)
  • FARS Midyear Meeting (2016 – 2019)
  • Haskell & White Corporate Reporting and Governance Conference (2017)
  • AAA Annual Meeting (2016 – 2017)
  • ATA Midyear Meeting (2017)
  • FARS Doctoral Consortium (2016)

License, Membership, and Professional Experience

  • Passed CPA exams, awaiting licensure
  • American Accounting Association (2014 – Present)
  • ACUE (Association of College and University Educators)’s Effective Teaching Practices Course Certificate endorsed by the American Council on Education (2019)
  • Accountant, Texas Tech University School of Law (2014)
  • Staff Accountant, Chicagoland CPAs (2013)

Grants and Awards

  • Outstanding Author Contribution, Emerald Literati Awards (2019)
  • American Accounting Association FARS Midyear Meeting Research Scholarship (2019)
  • Covenant Health and Social Services Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University Graduate School (2017 – 2018)
  • Burke-Mayburn Scholarship, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (2014 – 2018)
  • Ph.D. Student Research Grant, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (2017)
  • Ph.D. Student Research Grant, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business (2016)
  • STARR Scholarship, DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2011 – 2013)