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Robert Halsey

Professor

Academic Division: Accounting & Law
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Bio

Dr. Halsey teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at Babson College and the Douglas Clarke Memorial teaching award at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Professor Halsey is the co-author of three text books: Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts (2nd edition - an introductory undergraduate financial accounting text book), Financial Accounting for MBAs (6th edition - the market leader in financial accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (3rd edition forthcoming). Dr. Halsey's research interests are in the area of financial reporting, including firm valuation, financial statement analysis, and disclosure issues. He has publications in Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, the CPA Journal, AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, and in other accounting and analysis journals. Dr. Halsey has served as the Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program (2013-2015), Chair of the Accounting & Law Division (2010-2011), member of the Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee (2014 to date), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2008) and the Faculty Senate (2008-2009), Chair of the Faculty Agenda Committee (2005-2008) and numerous other senior committees. In his professional career, Professor Halsey served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held company with 150 retail locations and two manufacturing companies operating in six states and as the Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for a five bank holding company located in the Midwest in which he managed the commercial and mortgage lending divisions.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Academic Interests

Accounting; Corporate Valuation; Financial Reporting

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 - Professor of the Year Nomination
  • 1997 - Douglas Clarke Memorial Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 1972 - Graduation with "Distinction in the Major", University of Wisconsin - Madison

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • ACC 7502: FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FOR MANAGER
  • ACC 1000: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Halsey, R.F. (2002). All About Pro Forma Accounting. CPA Journal
  • Halsey, R.F. (2002). Book and Tax Considerations In Off-Balance Sheet Leases. AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program
  • Halsey, R.F. (2001). Do Firms Use the Deferred Tax Asset Valuation Allowance to Manage Earnings?. Journal of the American Taxation Association
  • Halsey, R.F. (2001). Stationary Components of Earnings and Stock Prices. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, 9
  • Halsey, R.F. (2001). Using the residual income stock price valuation model to teach and learn ratio analysis. Issues in Accounting Education, 16(2)

Books

  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2015). Financial Statements – Construction, Analysis & Forecasts 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Easton, P.E., Wild, J.J., Halsey, R.F., McAnally, M.E. (2015). Financial Accounting for MBAs, 6th ed.. Chicago, IL: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Halsey, R.F., Hopkins, P.E. (2014). Advanced Accounting 2nd ed.: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Fetters, M.L., Halsey, R.F., Soybel, V.E. (2014). Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis, and Forecasts: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Easton, P.D., Wild, J.J., Halsey, R.F., McAnally, M.L. (2013). Financial Accounting for MBAs 5th ed.. Chicago, Il: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Halsey, R.F., Hopkins, P.E. (2012). Advanced Accounting 1st ed.. Chicago, Il: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Easton, p.D., Wild, J.J., Halsey, R.F., McAnally, M.L. (2010). Financial Accounting for MBAs 4th ed.. Chicago, Il: Cambridge Business Publishers
  • Halsey, R.F. (2008). Financial Accounting for MBAs. Chicago, Illinois: Cambridge Business Publishers link
  • Halsey, R.F. (2007). Financial & Managerial Accounting for MBAs . Chicago, Illinois: Cambridge Business Publishers link
  • Halsey, R.F. (2007). Financial Statement Analysis. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill

Conference Proceedings

  • Sokuvitz, S., Halsey, R.F., Rourke, K.E., Wilson, P.R. (2014). Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience. Proceedings of The Association for Business Communication International Meeting,

Others

  • Halsey, R.F. (2002). Forecasts and Budgets

Presentations

  • Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience
    Sokuvitz, S., Halsey, R., Rourke, K., Wilson, P. Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience Association for Business Communication 79th Annual International Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The Challenge of Sustaining Superior Financial Performance
    Nanni, A., Halsey, R. The Challenge of Sustaining Superior Financial Performance The CFO Alliance Breakfast, Newton, MA (2011)
  • Effects of SFAS 141(R) on Accounting for Acquisitions
    Halsey, R. Effects of SFAS 141(R) on Accounting for Acquisitions American Accounting Association national meeting, Anaheim, CA (2008)
  • Mean Reversion of Return On Equity and its Components
    Halsey, R., Soybel, V. Mean Reversion of Return On Equity and its Components 2003 American Accounting Association Northeast Regional, Stamford, CT, USA (2003)