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Laura Alford

Financial Management
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-3951

Overview

Laura C. Alford is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her research focuses on the role of regulation and policy in shaping firms’ financial reporting decisions, disclosures, and information environments.

Professor Alford has accounting experience in the areas of healthcare, banking, and education beginning as an entry-level fiscal analyst and culminating as Chief Financial Officer. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, in 2018. During her doctoral studies, Professor Alford presented her work at academic conferences, was the recipient of several competitive graduate student awards and the J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellowship.
Other Experience
  • 2018 - 2019 Instructor, Louisiana State University
  • 2017 - 2018 Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University
  • 2015 - 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Sabine Medical Center
  • 2011 - 2012 Business Development Officer, Argent Trust
  • 2008 - 2011 Cashier & Information Security Officer, Exchange Bank
  • 2005 - 2008 Comptroller, St. Mary's School
  • 2002 - 2005 Instructor, Northwestern State University
  • 1998 - 2000 Instructor, Baton Rouge Community College
  • 1997 - 1998 Instructor, Louisiana State University at Alexandria
  • 1991 - 1997 Fiscal Analyst, Louisiana State University System
Research Interests
Regulation & Policy, Disclosures
Teaching Interests
Financial & Managerial Accounting

Awards

  • 2017 - Doctoral Consortium Fellow, AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook
  • 2017 - Outstanding Academic Performance & Commitment to LSU, Lloyd Morrison Award/LSU's E.J. Ourso College of Business
  • 2016 - Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting Intending to Pursue College Teaching, ExxonMobil Scholarship to LSU's E.J. Ourso College of Business

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2015 American Accounting Association

Scholarly Work

Presentations
  • Discussant
  • Alford, L. (Discussant), 2019 Annual Meeting, "Discussion of Impact of Basel III on the Discretion and timeliness of Banks’ Loan Loss Provisions," American Accounting Association, CA, United States. (August 13, 2019).
  • Paper
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), Hollie, D. (Author), & Yu, C. (Author), Haskell & White Academic Conference, "Cash flow-related Internal Control Weaknesses & Cash Flow Predictability," Center For Corporate Reporting, Cal State - Fullerton, Hotel Irvine, CA, United States. (September 19, 2019).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), 2019 Ohio Region Meeting, "The Effects of Framing on Individual Behavior & Preferences Related to Incentive-Based Compensation," American Accounting Association, OH, United States. (May 9, 2019).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), & Hollie, D. (Author), 2017 AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting, ""How Do 2016 Proposed Rules for Incentive-Based Compensation of Financial Institutions affect Executive Reporting Choices?," American Accounting Association, AR, United States. (March 9, 2017).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), Hollie, D. (Author), & Yu, S. C. (Author), 2017 AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting, "Cash flow-related Internal Control Weaknesses & Cash Flow Predictability," AR. (March 9, 2017).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), & Hollie, D. (Author), 2017 AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting, "An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits," AR. (March 1, 2017).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), & Hollie, D. (Author), 2017 AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting, "An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits," American Accounting Association, FL. (January 1, 2017).
  • Alford, L. (Author & Presenter), Hollie, D. (Author), & Yu, S. C. (Author), 2016 AAA National Meeting, "Cash flow-related Internal Control Weaknesses & Cash Flow Predictability," American Accounting Association, NY. (August 1, 2016).