august 2023

16aug12:00 pm1:00 pmB-School Short Course: Career Advancement in Finance - A Fireside Chat with Dr. Jillian Alderman12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Online Event Organized By: Forté Events

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Event Description:

In this Fireside Chat, Dr. Jillian Alderman, the Program Committee Chairperson for the Part-Time and Online MBA programs, Department Chair for Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate, and Assistant Professor of Accounting at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, will provide valuable insights and guidance to aspiring professionals looking to advance their careers in the finance industry. Topics will include leadership, career development, and finance industry trends. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and participate in the discourse. The session will be moderated by Karen Jackson, the Executive Director at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Presenter bio:

Dr. Jillian Alderman is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University. Prior to her academic experience, Jillian worked as an auditor at Deloitte, and is professionally licensed as a CPA (Florida) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is a current member of the AICPA, IMA, CalCPA, ACFE, and AAA professional organizations, serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, and is on the editorial board of Advances in Accounting and the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.

Jillian’s primary research interests involve the study of how individuals’ beliefs, traits, and backgrounds influence their lives, and the resulting impact on organizations and society. Her research is interdisciplinary and applied in focus, exploring a variety of contemporary topics including: forensic accounting, business law, auditing, technology, corporate governance, investor decision-making, ESG reporting, faith and religiosity, and DEI.

Jillian’s research has been financially supported by awards from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and S&P Global. Her work has been published in journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Information Systems, Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal, Advances in Accounting, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, and Current Issues in Auditing.

In 2021, Jillian received the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence from Pepperdine University. She currently serves as Chair of the Fully-Employed MBA and Online MBA faculty committee, and is a member of the Graziadio Diversity Council.


  1. PhD in Accounting, University of Central Florida
  2. MS in Accounting, University of Central Florida
  3. BBA in Accounting, University of Central Florida


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