• PhD Accounting, University of Arizona
  • MAcc, University of Minnesota
  • BBA Accounting, Lingnan University

Selected Publications

  • Burke, J. J., R. Hoitash, U. Hoitash, and S. Xiao. 2023. The disclosure consequences of U.S. critical audit matters. The Accounting Review 98 (2): 59–95.
  • Burke, J. J., R. Hoitash, U. Hoitash, and S. Xiao. 2021. The costs and benefits of retirement policies at U.S. audit firms. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 40 (4): 1– 21.

Selected Presentations

  • 2024 Hawaii Accounting Research Conference; University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2023 Northeastern University
  • 2020 Northeastern University
  • 2018 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting; AAA Western Region Meeting; Northeastern University; Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen; City University of Hong Kong

Research & Teaching Interests

Xiao's research interests lie at the intersection of auditing and financial accounting, with current focuses on auditor expertise, the usefulness of audit-related disclosures, and the effectiveness of audit regulations. Xiao's teaching interests include financial accounting, corporate governance, and auditing.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Xiao worked as an assistant manager in the audit assurance group of KPMG.

Services to the Profession

Xiao is currently licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and was a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Xiao also served as an ad hoc reviewer for Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of International Accounting Research, and Accounting and Business Research.

Awards & Recognition

  • Harold A. Mock Professor, 2022-2024