Happy Employees, Fewer Errors

Jun GuoResearch by an assistant professor of accounting shows that how firms treat employees influences the accuracy of financial reporting. Jun Guo, who joined the Rutgers School of Business–Camden faculty in 2014, published her findings with three other researchers in a highly influential journal, the Accounting Review. Guo’s interest in employee relations and corporate social responsibility is influenced by undergraduate and master’s degrees in history she earned in China before transitioning to accounting for her doctorate in the United States. Distinct from other research on accounting practices that focuses on the role of top executives, Guo’s study investigated the role employment policies play in accounting errors. “Financial restatements, especially those caused by unintentional errors, are less likely to arise in firms that invest more in employee benefits,” she and her co-authors wrote.

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