Steve Orpurt studies financial statement analysis, disclosure and valuation. His recent research has appeared in The Accounting Review. Recently he co-authored a research review of the direct method statement of cash flows at the request of the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) to inform their standard setting initiatives. Currently he is co-authoring a study of direct method cash flow disclosures, the results of which will be presented to representatives of the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) as it considers requiring cash flow disclosure using the direct method.
Orpurt earned his PhD in accounting from Chicago Booth in 2004 (where his dissertation earned the American Accounting Association International Section dissertation of the year award) and an MBA from Chicago Booth in 1989. Previously he worked as a CPA with KPMG; an equity portfolio manager with Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton Investments); and as a litigation consultant, working on such high profile cases as the Enron class action lawsuit.
Orpurt has previously taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Boston University, Singapore Management University and Purdue University. With a reputation for bringing real world examples into his teachings, he has earned teaching awards at several universities.
Orpurt is a traveler and enjoys reading, investing and following both professional golf and basketball.