Kenneth Najour

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Assistant Professor of Practice in Accounting

Kenneth Najour, DBA and CPA, has over 30 years of financial, operational and executive leadership experience in real estate, financial services, consumer products and public accounting.

  • DBA, University of Florida
  • MAcc, University of Miami
  • BS, Santa Clara University

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Course Sampling

  • Fundamentals of Accounting I
  • Fundamentals of Accounting II
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting for Managers

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Strategic planning 

Biography

Kenneth Najour, DBA and CPA, has over 30 years of financial, operational and executive leadership experience in real estate, financial services, consumer products and public accounting.

From August 2016 to June 2018, Dr. Najour served as the Chief Financial Officer of Elevation Financial Group, LLC, a private equity firm in the residential real estate market. Dr. Najour served in various roles, including as the Chief Financial Officer and as the Chief Accounting Officer, of Altisource Asset Management Corporation, a real estate and mortgage company that provides asset management and corporate governance services to Front Yard Residential Corporation from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Najour served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of Ocwen Financial Corporation from 2010 to 2013 and served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Latin America and Caribbean Region for Mastercard Inc. from 2003 to 2010. He also held leadership positions within PepsiCo. Inc. from 1994 to 2003 and was a Senior Audit Manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP from 1986 to 1994. 

Research

  • Accounting information and organizational decision-making
  • CFO compensation
  • Firm performance

Publications

  • Najour, K., "How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Influence CFO Compensation with Purchase Price Accounting," Dissertation, University of Florida (2021)