Academic Profile

Dr Cheong holds a PhD from Yale University, and has degrees in electrical engineering (B.Eng) and high performance computing (M.Eng) from the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NTU Singapore, he was a full-time faculty member at New York University Shanghai, Rutgers Business School, and Singapore Management University.

He has taught Big Data and Accounting Analytics, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Accounting for Managers (MBA), and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (MBA). At Yale, he was a Teaching Fellow for various PhD-level statistics and economics courses.

Dr Cheong has published in the Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), Management Science, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and he has presented at the University of Chicago's JAR annual conference (only six papers selected each year).

He was awarded a University Fellowship from Yale University (for PhD), and a scholarship from the Singapore-MIT Alliance (for Masters). As an undergraduate, he studied at Carnegie Mellon University for one year, with support from Bechtel Grant.

He was a senator at the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate, an ASEAN CPA, a member of the American Accounting Association, and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore).
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Asst Prof Cheong Foong Soon
Assistant Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Accounting

Corporate governance, Analyst forecast, Management guidance, Investor responses.
  • Accounting and the Economy
  • Cheong F.S., C. Lee, and D. Palmon. (2019). Coverage Changes and Earnings Forecast Accuracy. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 34(4).

  • Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2018). Management of Reported and Forecast EPS, Investor Responses, and Research Implications. Management Science, 64(9).

  • Cheong F.S. (2016). Debunking two myths of the weekend effect. International Journal of Financial Studies, .

  • Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2011). Why do EPS forecast error and dispersion not vary with scale? Implications for analyst and managerial behavior. Journal of Accounting Research, 49(2).