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Faculty Profiles

Shay Blanchette Proulx

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: Accounting & Law

Bio

Professor Blanchette taught as an adjunct in 2006 and 2007 and has joined the Babson faculty full time in 2011. Prior to joining Babson, she was an Assurance Partner with the Boston PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Company Services Practice. She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, serving a wide range of companies in the retail, manufacturing and professional services industries. She spent the last twelve years focusing on family owned and other privately held companies. She has assisted many organizations in addressing issues such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financings and recapitalizations and complex accounting matters, and has provided timely advice on ways to ensure internal controls keep pace with organizational changes. She has assisted her clients through various business cycles including the transition from private to public ownership, growth by strategic acquisitions and expanding internationally. She was the PwC recruiting partner for Babson College for ten years. She received the Babson College Distinguished Service Alumni Leadership Award in 2003. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interest / Expertise

Accounting; Auditing; Business Analysis; Financial Reporting

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 — 2018 Massachusetts Society of CPA's Educator of the Year, Massachusetts Society of CPA's
  • 2018 — 2018 Babson Choice Awards Mentor of the Year, Babson college Campus Activities Board
  • 2015 — Faculty Advisor of the Year, Babson College
  • 2014 — Women to Watch Award Experienced Leaders, Massachusetts Society of CPAs/American Institute of CPAs
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2020

    • ACC 1000 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
  • Degree Courses 2019

    • ACC 3500 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
    • ACC 1000 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kokina, J., Gilleran, R., Blanchette Proulx, S., Stoddard, D.B. (in press). Accountant as Digital Innovator: Roles and Competencies in the Age of Automation. Accounting Horizons.
  • Kokina, J., Blanchette Proulx, S. (2019). Early evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. Vol: 35. Pergamon.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Blanchette , S. (2016). Reshaping the Workplace: Managing Millennials and Employer Expectations. Issue: May 2016, Page: 10-13. Massachusetts Society of CPA's. link

Presentations

  • Accountant as Digital Innovator: Roles and Competencies in the Age of Automation Kokina, J. Gilleran, R. Blanchette Proulx, S. Stoddard, D. Babson Research Day 2020, Babson College (2020)
  • Accountant as Digital Innovator: Roles and Competencies in the Age of Automation Kokina, J. Gilleran, R. Blanchette Proulx, S. Stoddard, D. Accounting Horizons Conference on "Data Analytics in Accounting", Baruch College (2019)
  • Early Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California (2019)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. Doctoral Research Workshop, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey (2018)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. Babson Faculty Research Fund Faculty Research Discussion, Babson College (2018)
  • Initial Evidence of Digital Labor in Accounting: Innovation with Robotic Process Automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. 2018 International Symposium on Accounting Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2018)
  • Initial evidence of digital labor in accounting: Innovation with robotic process automation Kokina, J. Blanchette Proulx, S. 2nd Annual Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2018)
  • “An Entrepreneurial Approach to Teaching Introductory Accounting”; Fetters, M. Blanchette Proulx, S. Teaching Craft and Learning Conference: American Accounting Association--Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il (2015)
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Certificates

  • Massachusetts Board of Accountancy (2018)

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of CPA's (1999)