Associate Professor of Business Administration
Leslie Robinson teaches financial accounting, including financial measurement, analysis, and reporting at the Tuck School. In 2011 and again in 2014, she was named one of “the world’s 40 best business school professors under the age of 40” by Poets and Quants which focuses on graduate business school education. She also provides instruction for early tenure employees at McKinsey & Company.
Her research interests include the interaction of tax and accounting policy, and the tax and accounting issues associated with multinational operations. She is a Special Sworn Employee for the Bureau of Economic Analysis under a program that permits outside researchers to conduct analytical and statistical studies using the microdata the bureau collects. She has published in such journals as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and International Tax and Public Finance. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other academic journals.
Professor Robinson has received numerous research grants: Fama-Miller Center research grant, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago, 2011; International Tax Policy Forum research grant, 2009 and 2010; Initiative on Global Markets research grant, Booth School of Business, 2009.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the National Tax Association, the American Accounting Association, the European Accounting Association, and the American Taxation Association. The American Institute of CPAs named her to the Candidate High Distinction Report in 1999 for being among the 100 highest scoring candidates nationally who took and passed all four sections of the CPA exam.
Before joining the Tuck faculty in 2006, Professor Robinson was an adjunct professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Prior to entering academia, she practiced as a CPA in the tax consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP and as a manager of tax research and planning for Wachovia Corporation. She received her BS/MSA from Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, Wake Forest University and her PhD from Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.