Faculty & Research

Paul J. Simko

Paul J. Simko, Associate Professor of Business Administration

  • BA, MAcc, University of Florida; PhD, University of Texas at Austin; CPA
Office: FOB 292-B
Phone: +1-434-924-1391
E-mail: SimkoP@darden.virginia.edu

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Paul J. Simko's research centers broadly on issues related to financial accounting information; he has received numerous national and university recognitions for his work. Simko is particularly interested in topics related to how alternative accounting treatments affect the decisions of investors and financial analysts and how investors assess firms’ earnings quality. His current research examines the incentives and consequences of earnings management and valuation issues pertaining to earnings volatility and growth. He teaches courses in both accounting and financial statement analysis.

Prior to joining the Darden School faculty in 2002, Simko taught at Emory University, Indiana University and INSEAD. He is currently a research fellow with the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University, has worked as a Senior Analyst with Citicorp and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Capital Markets
Financial Accounting
Corporate Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Enterprise Risk Management

MBA Courses

Accounting for Managers, MBAExec
Financial Statement Analysis and Corporate Valuation

Executive Education Courses

Management Development Program
Advanced Management Program
Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Featured Video

Associate Dean Paul Simko on Ethics at Darden

Darden faculty and administration highlight some of the ways they incorporate business ethics into their specialty areas across the Darden enterprise and not just in the core ethics classes. In this video, we hear from Associate Dean for Darden's MBA for Executives Program, Professor Paul Simko of Darden's Accounting faculty.