Andreas Simon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Andreas Simon, assistant professor of accounting, is an expert on financial statement analysis, earnings forecasting by security analysts, earnings expectation management, and accounting-based equity valuation. His research appears in leading academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, the Journal of International Accounting Research, Australian Tax Forum, and Tax Notes. Dr. Simon’s publications have on multiple occasions received national recognition in congressional reports for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation.

Prior to joining Pepperdine University, Dr. Simon served as accounting faculty at the Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo, where he was recognized for excellence in teaching and awarded the Ernst & Young Outstanding Educator Award and Eugene O’Conner Professional Growth Grant. Dr. Simon was also a visiting professor at the Paul Merage School, UC Irvine, and ESADE Business School, where he taught accounting to MBA students. At the Graziadio School, Dr. Simon teaches financial accounting, accounting information and control systems, and accounting for multinational enterprises.

Dr. Simon previously worked as a security analyst for Landesbank Holding AG and as an associate in business advisory for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany. During the past several years, he has advised money managers on financial reporting, analysis, valuation, and accounting-based trading strategies.

Dr. Simon received his PhD in accounting from the University of Queensland, Australia, and his BA in accounting and finance from the University of Applied Sciences — Berlin. He also received postdoctoral training in accounting at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.