Anubhav (Anu) Gupta

Adjunct Lecturer

Anubhav (Anu) Gupta is an Adjunct Lecturer and a second-year doctoral student at NYU Wagner. His research area is public financial management, and he is particularly interested in not-for-profit financial management and government pension systems. Currently, he is working on several co-authored papers with Professor Thad Calabrese on topics in not-for-profit financial management. Anu has also been a teaching colleague for the core financial management class in the MPA program at Wagner since Spring 2016. Prior to joining Wagner, he earned an MPA from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, SUNY Albany. While working on his MPA, Anu interned at the New York State Division of the Budget. He was also a research assistant at the Center for Policy Research, where he worked on a project on public pensions. Anu is originally from India. He also holds an MBA with a finance concentration from the International Management Institute, New Delhi.

In this core course in financial management, students will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and accounting for public, health, and not-for-profit organizations. Through readings, lectures, real-world case studies, and assignments, students will gain an understanding of how to use financial information in organizational planning, implementation, control, reporting, and analysis. In addition, students will have the chance to develop their spreadsheet skills by using Excel to perform financial calculations and create financial documents.

The first half of the course focuses on managerial accounting, a set of tools used by managers for planning, implementation, and control. Topics in this portion of the course include operating budgets, cash budgets, break-even analysis, indirect cost allocation, variance analysis, the time value of money, capital budgeting, and long-term financing.

The second half of the course focuses on financial accounting, a set of tools used by managers and outside observers for reporting on and analyzing an organization’s financial health. Topics in this portion of the course include the preparation and analysis of financial statements (balance sheet, activity statement, and cash flow statement), ethics in financial management, and government accounting and financial condition analysis.

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In this core course in financial management, students will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and accounting for public, health, and not-for-profit organizations. Through readings, lectures, real-world case studies, and assignments, students will gain an understanding of how to use financial information in organizational planning, implementation, control, reporting, and analysis. In addition, students will have the chance to develop their spreadsheet skills by using Excel to perform financial calculations and create financial documents.

The first half of the course focuses on managerial accounting, a set of tools used by managers for planning, implementation, and control. Topics in this portion of the course include operating budgets, cash budgets, break-even analysis, indirect cost allocation, variance analysis, the time value of money, capital budgeting, and long-term financing.

The second half of the course focuses on financial accounting, a set of tools used by managers and outside observers for reporting on and analyzing an organization’s financial health. Topics in this portion of the course include the preparation and analysis of financial statements (balance sheet, activity statement, and cash flow statement), ethics in financial management, and government accounting and financial condition analysis.

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Thad Calabrese and Anubhav Gupta. A Replication of 'Agency Problems of Excess Endowment Holdings in Not-for-Profit Firms' (Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2006). Public Finance Review (2018).
Forthcoming