Kevin J. Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Before joining St. John’s, Professor Kevin Jialin Sun held quantitative research and portfolio management positions at various hedge and mutual funds, including a vice president and senior quantitative analyst position at AllianceBernstein. His articles have appeared at the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Finance, and the European Accounting Review. Sun was an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2005 to 2008, and an auditor with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from 1999 to 2001. He is a CFA charter holder.

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.B.A., International Finance, Shanghai University

Teaching Interests
Financial accounting, financial statement analysis

Research Interests
Global capital markets, international accounting, empirical asset pricing

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Journal Articles

Bandyopadhyay, S., Huang, A., Sun, K. J., and Wirjanto, T. The Return Premiums to Accruals Quality. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Streaser, S., Sun, K. J., Zaldivar, I., and Zhang, R. (2014). Summary of the New FASB and IASB Revenue Recognition Standards. St. John's University: Review of Business. vol. 35,

Chin, A., Edleson, M., Estrada, J., and Sun, K. J. (2013). Quantitative Investment and Risk Management: Where does it go from here? Panel Discussion Highlights from the 2013 Applied Finance Conference. Journal of Applied Finance. vol. 23,

Jung, B., Sun, K. J., and Yang, Y. (2012). Do Financial Analysts Add Value by Facilitating More Effective Monitoring of Firms' Activities?. Journal Of Accounting Auditing And Finance. vol. 27, pp. 61-99.

Fafatas, S., and Sun, K. J. (2010). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AUDITOR SIZE AND AUDIT FEES: FURTHER EVIDENCE FROM BIG FOUR MARKET SHARES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES. Emerald: Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies. vol. 10, pp. 57-85.

Soderstrom, N., and Sun, K. J. (2007). IFRS Adoption and Accounting Quality: A Review. European Accounting Review. vol. 16, pp. 675-702.