Allison Koester

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Georgetown University

Dr. Allison Koester is an assistant accounting professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she conducts research on corporate taxation and financial reporting. She has published scholarly articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Her research been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Inside Investor Relations, and Tax Notes, and she has been invited to present her research at more than 40 academic institutions and conferences.

Koester was selected as one of the 2016 “40-under-40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors” by Poets & Quants, and was featured in the Financial Times’ 2014 ‘Women in Business’ series. Koester is the 2014 recipient of the McDonough School of Business’ Ronald L. Smith Distinguished Service Award. Koester teaches financial reporting and analysis to all first-year daytime MBA students (≈275/year) at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Koester received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, a Master of Accountancy degree from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Arizona (summa cum laude with honors). Prior to entering academia, she was a senior tax associate in KPMG, LLP’s Washington National Tax office and a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia (currently inactive). She can be reached at