Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Cheong Foong Soon

Assistant Professor
Division of Accounting
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6790 4656
Office: S3-B2C-84

  • PhD, Accounting Yale University 2009
  • MEng, High Performance Computing National University of Singapore 2003
  • BEng, Electrical Engineering National University of Singapore 2000
Prior to joining NTU Singapore, Dr Cheong was a full-time faculty member at New York University Shanghai, Rutgers Business School, and Singapore Management University.

He has taught Big Data and Accounting Analytics, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Accounting for Managers (MBA), and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (MBA).

At Yale, he was a Teaching Fellow for Statistics (PhD), Experimental Economics (PhD), and Security Analysis (MBA).

Dr Cheong has published in the Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), Management Science, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and he has presented at the University of Chicago's JAR annual conference (only six papers were selected for this annual event).

He received a University Fellowship from Yale University (for PhD), and a scholarship from the Singapore-MIT Alliance (for Masters). As an undergraduate, he studied at Carnegie Mellon University for one year, with support from Bechtel Grant.

He was a senator at the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, a member of the American Accounting Association, and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore).
Research Interests
Corporate governance, Analyst forecast, Management guidance, Investor responses.
Current Projects
  • Accounting and the Economy
Selected Publications
  • Cheong F.S., C. Lee, and D. Palmon. (2018). Coverage Changes and Earnings Forecast Accuracy. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, .
  • Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2017). Management of Reported and Forecast EPS, Investor Responses, and Research Implications. Management Science, 64(9).
  • Cheong F.S. (2016). Debunking two myths of the weekend effect. International Journal of Financial Studies, .
  • Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2011). Why do EPS forecast error and dispersion not vary with scale? Implications for analyst and managerial behavior. Journal of Accounting Research, 49(2).

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