Mazars honors four Université Paris-Dauphine students for outstanding research papers


30 Paris-Dauphine Master’s and Magistère students competed for the 7th annual Bernheim Mazars Prize.

A jury composed of Paris-Dauphine Professors and Mazars Professionals selected the four winning student research projects in Financial Audit, Accounting, Finance and Information Systems for 2017.

The Bernheim Mazars Prize is awarded in honor of Yves Bernheim, a Mazars partner, instrumental in introducing International Accounting Standards (IAS) in Europe. Yves Bernheim passed away in 2002. The prize is organized in partnership with Université Paris-Dauphine. It illustrates Mazars on-going commitment to research and engagement in initiatives that bring the academic and business worlds together to ensure that academic programs remain in sync with the job market.

Danièle Batude, President of the Jury, Bernheim Mazars Prize, and Partner at Mazars :

"I am delighted for this opportunity to honor outstanding student research with the 7th annual Bernheim Mazars Prize. This year’s winners presented in-depth research papers on topics including Financial Information, and the Transformation of the Auditing and Consulting professions in the face of Digitalization."

Valentin JENNY – Winner of the Bernheim Mazars Prize:

"The Bernheim Mazars Prize is an excellent initiative. It encouraged me to increase my involvement in research, pushed me to engage in more in-depth work than I had ever done before, and made me feel useful! The Prize was an incredible driving force in research for all participating Master’s students."

The 2017 Bernheim Mazars Prize recipients are:

  • 1st prize €5,000: Valentin JENNY (Masters in Business information Systems) for her dissertation entitled What does the future look like for the Audit profession in an increasingly automated environment?
  • 2nd prize € 3,000: Sophia NGUYEN (Master’s 229 in Audit and Financial Advisory) for her dissertation entitled What added value does account certification bring to French Corporations?
  • 3rd prize €2,000: Maeva ANDRIAMIHAJA – (Master’s in Accounting, Control and Audit - CCA) for her dissertation entitled Pension liabilities: the impact of the amended IAS 19 on financial information – as illustrated by the Air France-KLM group.
  • 4th prize € 1,000: Victor TANGUY (Master’s 224 in Banking and Finance) for his dissertation entitled Supervisory transparency in the banking industry – a comparative study of American and European supervisory practices.

The awards ceremony included a pitch competition during which 6 students were invited to "pitch" their dissertation in 1 minute 30 seconds. The public then voted for its favorite pitch.

Mickael RIOU (Masters in Business information Systems) won the Audience Favorite Prize for his pitch entitled Blockchain: recognizing opportunities and challenges.