Jim Naughton is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Information and Management department. His research examines how financial, legal, and regulatory institutions shape both financial disclosure and economic choices. Within this broad area of research, he has undertaken several studies that utilize the setting of defined benefit pension plans, which also provide insights into the financial reporting and economic risks associated with these plans.
Jim currently teaches Accounting for Decision Making, the core financial accounting class, in the full-time MBA program. He was a recipient of the student nominated Faculty Impact Award in Fall 2013 and Fall 2016 and the Chair's Core Course Teaching Award in Fall 2017.
Jim received his doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School; his JD from Harvard Law School; and his BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to graduate school, Jim was an actuary at Hewitt Associates, an employee benefits consulting firm, where he worked on the design and administration of employee benefit plans and executive compensation agreements.
Prior to beginning ACCT 430, students are required to complete a prep course based on their specific academic program.
1Y and MMM students are required to complete this Accounting Essentials Prep Course
2Y students are required to complete this Accounting Essentials Prep Course