Vlad-Andrei Porumb is a Lecturer of Financial Accounting in the Accounting and Finance Division of the Alliance Manchester Business School, which he joined in September of 2021. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Accounting department at the University of Groningen. He obtained his Advanced Master in Business Administration Research at ESSEC Business School and his Ph.D. from THEMA Research Center at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. The central theme of Vlad's research projects is the effect of accounting, auditing, and banking regulation on companies’ earnings quality and debt contracting. Additionally, he is interested in the role of individual audit partner characteristics in explaining variations in audit quality. Vlad has been a part of multiple projects that have been published or have been accepted for publication in prestigious journals (Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, Abacus, and Journal of Banking & Finance).