George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Yahya-Zadeh, Massood

Academic Unit:Accounting
Position:Associate Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 101
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Managerial accounting
  • Financial accounting
  • Federal Taxation
  • PhD - Accounting, Syracuse University
  • MS - Economics, London School of Economics
  • BS - Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, London School of Economics

Massood Yahya-Zadeh is an associate professor of accounting. Prior to joining George Mason, he was on the faculty of George Washington, Georgetown, and Penn State Universities. Most recently, Yahya-Zadeh directed the tax and accounting division of TPI Group, Inc.

He holds a BS in mathematical economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics, a Master's degree in Economics from LSE, and a PhD in accounting from Syracuse University. His areas of teaching and research include cost accounting, budgeting and strategic management. Yahya-Zadeh has served as a consultant for several IT companies and has provided strategic planning, as well as, advice on cost accounting and contracting with federal government, and related tax issues.

Research and Awards:

Published an article titled, “Comments by the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Request for Comments on ISA 720: The Auditor's Responsibilities Relating to Other Inform,” (coauthored with Nancy Feng, Jesse Robertson, and Mikhail Pevzner) in Current Issues in Auditing in 2013.

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason School of Management in 2014.

Presented the paper titled, “Maine Cordage Company” at the AAA Mid-Atlantic Conference 2014 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in April, 2014.

Had the presentation titled “Comprehensive Variance Analysis Based on Ex Post Optimal Budget” published in the proceedings from the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal in Fall 2012.

Published an article titled, “A New Framework for Capacity Costing and Inventory Variance Analysis” in the Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research in Summer 2011.