Aida Sijamic Wahid is a doctoral candidate in the Accounting & Control unit at Harvard Business School. Aida earned Bachelor's degree in Economics from Brandeis University in 2001, and Master's degree in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University, Brandeis International Business School, in 2002.
Prior to joining the doctoral program, Aida was an Experienced Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She worked in Consumer and Industrial Products and Services (CIPS) line of the assurance practice in firm's Boston office. During the employment at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aida completed two rotations at PwC's Healthcare Research Institute, working as a research analyst, exploring global healthcare issues. Aida also worked as a Finance Manager & Treasurer at Celent, research and consulting firm focused on information technology issues in financial services industry.
At Harvard Business School, Aida has been focusing her research on issues in corporate governance and accounting quality. Aida is interested in the role of external and internal governance mechanisms, such as board of directors, audit committees, auditors, active investors and regulators, in financial reporting quality and firm decision outcomes. Her research agenda is focused on understanding how and under what conditions these and other monitoring mechanisms, alone or combined, alleviate the agency problem and lead to the best financial reporting and firm performance outcomes.
Aida enjoys teaching all areas of accounting, with special interest in financial reporting, business valuation and audit. During the time at HBS, Aida has served one year as a teaching fellow for Financial Reporting and Control, and three years as a teaching assistant for Financial Statement and Analysis class. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aida taught auditing, holding two-weak training sessions for the new hires.
Aida has held an active reporting Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the state of Massachussets since 2005, and is also eligible to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. She is a member of AICPA and MASCPA, where she served as a member of the Accademic and Career Development committee for one two-year term.