Ivo D. Tafkov Receives CGMA-Sponsored Early Career Researcher Award

Georgia State Professor Honoured at American Accounting Association Annual Conference

ATLANTA – The American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants has named Ivo D. Tafkov, assistant professor of accountancy at Georgia State University, recipient of the 2014 Best Early Career Researcher Award. The honour, which recognises the best overall body of research in management accounting, is sponsored by the AICPA and CIMA, on behalf of Chartered Global Management Accountant designation holders. It is granted in collaboration with the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Kristy Towry, associate professor of accounting at Emory University Goizueta Business School and a previous winner of the Best Early Career Researcher Award, presented Tafkov with the award at the annual AAA Conference in Atlanta.

Tafkov earned the award as a result of research contributions within five years of earning his doctorate. He investigates the effects of economic and behavioural factors on effort and performance. Two research papers on the topic are forthcoming in The Accounting Review. The award is accompanied by a $2,000 USD grant.

“Dr. Tafkov’s work in the field of management accounting at an early stage of his career is extremely impressive,” said Towry. “I am confident he will build upon his research and continue to advance our understanding of how incentives impact performance.”

Tafkov holds a doctorate from Emory University and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He received his undergraduate degree from Sofia University in Bulgaria.

The CGMA designation recognises academics with experience and expertise in the field of management accounting and provides them with tools and resources to help prepare their students for the demands of the marketplace.

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