Welcome to Talent Workshop

The European Accounting Association is launching the fifth edition of its job market for accounting academics –Talent Workshop. The event will be held in Madrid, November 8-9, 2019 and it will be hosted by IE University.

We welcome institutions of higher learning searching for junior faculty as well PhDs that have completed their degree or will to do it in the foreseeable future. The Talent Workshop will provide a venue where candidates can present their work as well as hold interviews with recruiters.



Mario Schabus

TW 2016, University of Amsterdam, now at University of Melbourne

“The Madrid job market conference was a great experience as I learned about many potential employers from a variety of countries. Even though you can only sign up for one job, you learn about your opportunities and the conditions different employers offer. Further, it’s a chance to network you shouldn’t forego as you never know what will happen a few years ahead. I spoke with professors from University of Melbourne, my current employer, and got to discuss teaching/research demands as well as how my research would fit in the work faculty is engaged in.”

Cristina Grande

TW 2018, PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, at Cass Business School starting 2019

“My experience at the 2018 Talent Workshop held at IE was very positive and key to finding a job. I had the opportunity of being interviewed by universities not only from Europe but also from other parts of the world. The TW was the perfect setting to meet great scholars and job market candidates and make myself known.”


Giulia Redigolo

TW 2016, University of Padova and Venice, now at ESADE

“The Talent Workshop is a great opportunity for PhD rookies in Accounting t get exposure and establish the very first contact with European/international schools seeking to recruit new accounting faculty. The event brings together universities and PhD candidates in a very effective way through a matching mechanism. As a PhD candidate, you will have the unique opportunity to present your research in front of all interested recruiters and hold individual interviews with schools. In addition to being a bridge to your future academic career, the TW offers you the chance to learn more about schools and faculty that you might be interested in, as well as to expand your academic network. Definitely a precious and valuable experience!”

Facundo Mercado

TW 2017, PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, now at University of Warwick

“The IE/EAA Talent Workshop is a great initiative. It saves you time searching for job opportunities, increases your visibility, and gives you the opportunity to have interviews with many universities in the same venue. In my case it was very helpful for getting my current job as an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School. Bottom-line, the IE/EAA Talent Workshop makes the job market process much easier for PhD candidates.”

Cinthia Valle Ruiz

TW 2017, PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, now at IESEG School of Management

“I attended the 3rd edition of the Talent Workshop in Madrid and thanks to that, I got an Assistant Professor position at IESEG School of Management. The Talent Workshop is a great place to get the first contact with Schools in which you are potentially interested. Having the opportunity to meet with some of the faculty members helps you to better understand whether the school might be a potential good match. Further, sometimes you get some additional information that is not contained in the job posting. Even though it lasts only 2 (very intense) days, is a very efficient event as you can meet with many Schools which helps with the first screening (for candidates and Universities). In my case, I had the opportunity to meet with most of the Universities I was interested in and during the interviews, I got valuable information about the School, faculty members and the expectations they have for junior faculty. Besides the benefits of getting to know better the Universities, the Talent Workshop is an excellent occasion to further develop (or to start building) our networking. I remember that during the Talent Workshop I had the first contact with some people in my research area with whom I am planning to have some projects in short-term (of course, after the event I took an active approach to keep in contact with them but it really helped to break the ice).”



Building Bridges between Young Talent and Academic Institutions.

Institutions of higher learning witness increasing mobility of PhD students and faculty. In addition, to short-term initiatives aiming at providing placement for PhD students and faculty for one semester and/or an academic year, an increasing number of universities and business schools enforce non-inbreeding policies on their PhD students. In turn, the wide implementation of these policies has brought about significant increases in the long-term mobility rate of faculty across countries and regions.

Although the Internet provides a helpful venue to advertise opening positions as well as expressions of interest, there is still room for improvement. Combining the strengths of the web and face-to-face initiatives, the Management Committee of the EAA agreed to launch the third edition of its job market, a Talent Workshop, for accounting academics.



IE University
Madrid, 8-9 November, 2019

Programme will be available here

The Workshop will start around 11.30 am on Friday and will finish by 4:30 pm on Saturday


Institutions Participating in the Talent Workshop

The Talent Workshop held editions in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In these editions, the following academic institutions participated as recruiters: Aalto University School of Business, Aarhus University, Adam Smith Business School University of Glasgow, BI Norwegian Business School, Bocconi University, Cass Business School City University London, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, China Europe International Business School, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Copenhagen Business School, CUNEF, Erasmus University, ESADE, ESSEC Business School, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, IE Business School / IE University, IESE Business School, IESEG School of Management, INSEAD, KU Leuven, Lancaster University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Ludwig- Maximilians Universitat, LUISS University, Monash University, Neoma Business School, Nord University, Norwegian School of Economics, Rennes School of Business, RSM Erasmus University, Stockholm School of Economics, The American University in Cairo, The University of Queensland Business School, The University of Sydney, Tilburg University, Toulouse Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Navarra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain School of Management), University of Amsterdam, University of Bern, University of Bolzano, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Exeter Business School, University of Glasgow, University of Groningen, University of Manchester, University of Mannheim, University of Melbourne, University of North Texas, University of Notre Dame, University of Oxford, University of Southern Denmark, University of Sussex, University of Waterloo, Vienna University of Economics and Business,  University of Washington, UNSW Sydney, Warwick Business School and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Institutions interested in supporting the initiative and participating in the job market, please, email:

By supporting this EAA initiative, universities and business schools commit themselves to attend the Talent Workshop if they had vacancies for the 2020-2021 academic year. 



Venue and Date

The European Accounting Association launches the fifth edition of its job market in Autumn 2019. During the event, institutions and candidates will have the opportunity to meet both through public presentations and private interviews. The event will be held in Madrid during November 8-9, 2019; The hosting institution is IE University.

The event will be held in Madrid during November 8-9, 2019; the hosting institution is IE University.



We have arranged accomodation at interesting hotel rates at:

Hotel AC Avenida de América internet58
Cartagena, 83-85
Madrid 28028

Room rates are:

  • Single: from 70 to 95 € + 10% VAT breakfast included
  • Double : from 92 to 107 € +10% VAT breakfast included

The number of available rooms at these rates is limited.

Hotel AC Avenida de America is a modern urban hotel with Free Premium WIFI, breakfast buffet, full bathroom, laundry, fitness center, Public Bus from Barajas Airport (No. 200) for 1,50 euro plus excellent transport links through its proximity to the Avenida de América interchange (where underground and bus merge). The hotel is at 10 minutes walk from IE Business School.

You may write an email indicating that you are reserving with the IE Business School tariff by sending an email to Ms. Teresa González


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PhD students interested in participating in the job market as candidates are asked to submit the following materials by October 1 at the latest.

  • their job market paper
  • resume
  • brief research statement.

at the following email address: Participation in the Talent Workshop is free for accepted candidates, and this will cover their participation in the scientific program, availability to hold interviews with recruiters, and coffee breaks. Upon acceptance to the Talent Workshop, candidates will be asked to complete the registration form that will be available on the website.


Recruiting institutions are asked to complete the registration form that is available on The institutional fee for recruiters is 450 euros; it covers for the participation of one member of the recruiting institution as well as the use of meeting place to interview candidates. The registration fee for further members of the same institution, who share the same meeting place, is 350 euros. Recruiting institutions’ deadline:  October 23, 2019. Registration fee after the deadline is 500 euros, subject to availability.




The Talent Workshop is organized around two main activities:

  1. – Presentation of job market papers by candidates: 25-minute presentation. No Q&A.
  2. – Interviews between recruiters and candidates, where you can raise questions about the presentation, resume, pipeline, etc.

As an institution, please, register on: Registration

The deadline for doctoral students to submit their applications is October 1 . We expect to produce a list of admitted candidates in the following week. By October 15, we will produce an easy-to-handle- software packet that will contain:

  1. Information about each of the admitted candidates.
  2. A link (one click), where you can express your interest in holding an interview with the candidate. The candidate will automatically receive information about your interest in proceeding with an interview.

At the same time, candidates receive a similar software packet, which contains the list of recruiters. They will be asked to click on the link of those institutions they are interested in.

In case of common interest, recruiters have the leadership to schedule an interview. For coordination purposes, interviews should be scheduled in slots of 30 minutes, as this will allow the mobility of candidates across recruiters.

Each recruiter has to schedule their own interviews and arrange them with the candidates. The Talent Workshop provides each university with a room for interviews.

Your invoice will be available at the Registration Desk, on November 8. Please, make sure that you provide us with all relevant information (e.g., name, tax number).

In this case, please, use just one registration form for the faculty members of your institution. As you will see, and for each institution proceeding with registration, the website provides with individual windows for each faculty member.

Through email. Please, make sure that the email address provided in your registration form is regularly checked.

Information on the Dropbox is common for all recruiters. Please, do not delete/add files. We suggest you to download these files and work with them.

This is a code requested by tax authorities in some jurisdictions. In these settings the code is mandatory for the invoice being accepted by the tax authorities. Shouldn’t this be the case in your jurisdiction, please, never mind about it.


PhD students who are about to complete their doctoral degree; PhDs; accounting scholars searching for placement.

Recruiters expect to review working papers and manuscripts that are under review in a journal. They do not expect to review/attend presentations of a ‘final’ paper.

1) Scheduling your interviews: try to stick to the schedule. There are allocated time slots for meetings, stick to them.

2) Preparing for the presentation and the interviews: do your homework! You will have to present your job market paper: – Make sure the content is efficient and concise.
– Take into account the time constraints.
– Practice: Go prepared to the meetings

3) Asking your questions: ask what you’re curious about!