Areas of expertise
Corporate disclosures (both mandatory and voluntary)
Corporate governance (e.g. board characteristics)
Auditing and assurance of disclosures
I did my business studies at the Helsinki School of Economics and defended my thesis in 2013 at the Department of Accounting of the Aalto University School of Business. My dissertation topic was on corporate risk and transition disclosures in the IFRS era. After that, I worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Florida (UF), post-doc-scholar at the Aalto University, and visiting scholar at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Since 2020 I have been affiliated with the Turku School of Economics (University of Turku) where I work as a University Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance. In addition, I continue my work as a grant scholar at the Accounting Department of the Aalto University School of Business. My research interests are in corporate disclosures (especially risk reporting) and other topics relating to corporate governance (e.g. board characteristics), auditing and assurance, and accounting education. I serve on the editorial boards of three academic journals (The International Journal of Accounting; Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation; Accounting Education). I have completed the teacher’s pedagogical studies in university pedagogy.
My hobby is track & field. Earlier I competed in the decathlon and nowadays I like to participate in masters athletics competitions in my age group. In 2019 I competed in the European Masters Athletics Championships in Caorle in Italy in javelin throw and throwing pentathlon. I was sixth in the javelin throw and third in the throwing pentathlon. Masters sports is a nice, not so serious hobby… except after the competition starts:) I like to practice, for example, by jogging and doing weight training. I also like couple dancing. I have participated in several dance courses during the last ten years. My other hobbies are fishing and photography. This year I was relatively successful in lure fishing with my rod. I caught many pikes, one big piece of wood which resembled a pike and a clam. I also like to eat fish dishes on a plate. In the future, I would like to learn juggling with four balls which seems to be much more difficult than with three balls.
My future job goals are that I would develop in many areas of teaching and research. I would like to do impactful research that benefits science and practice. I would also like to teach at various levels of education and to be able to transfer new knowledge from science to our students who are making important future decisions in our society.
- Financial Accounting and Auditing (master level course, 6 cr.)
- Master’s thesis seminar
- IAS/IFRS-Financial Reporting Standards (bachelor level course, 3 cr.)
- Bachelor’s thesis seminar
- Futures thinking, personal skills and project (bachelor level course, 5 cr.)
- Executive Education (EMBA) in module "Balanced strategic management and corporate governance"