Dr. Christine Tan is an associate professor in accounting at Hunter College and serves as the director of the master's in accounting program. She has taught at Hofstra, Fordham, Baruch College and New York University. She teaches courses including Data Analytics in Accounting and Finance, Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Principles of Accounting 1.
For a period of time, Dr. Tan took a leave of absence from academia and assumed the role of XBRL project manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where she led the team that was responsible for updating the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for new accounting pronouncements, common reporting practices and for ongoing taxonomy architectural developments.
Dr. Tan was also part of the core team at the SEC that designed and built the first XBRL US GAAP Taxonomy. Her academic research in financial reporting has been published in a number of leading accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Auditing and Finance. She is a member of the FASB’s Taxonomy Advisory Group and Dimensions Working Group.
Dr. Tan received her PhD in accounting and finance and a bachelor's of commerce and economics with first-class honors from the University of Melbourne.