Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 1996, when she joined the Bocconi faculty as a teaching and research assistant. She became a Full Professor at the Department of Accounting in 2016, and since 2020 she has been KMPG Chair in Accounting. She was also the Dean of the Undergraduate School at Università Bocconi from 2016 to 2022. At Bocconi, Annalisa Prencipe teaches mainly in doctorate programs, graduate, post-graduate and executive master courses. Her teaching activities are focused on the topics of financial reporting, financial statement analysis and consolidation accounting.
Her research activities focus on financial reporting quality, voluntary disclosure and corporate governance, with a special interest in private and family firms. She was among the first in Italy to research and teach earnings quality analysis. She is an internationally recognized expert in accounting and reporting in family-controlled firms.
She is the author of several books on earnings quality and consolidation accounting, and has published many papers in leading national and international journals such as Management Science, European Accounting Review, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, European Financial Management, The International Journal of Accounting, Family Business Review, Corporate Governance: an International Review. Her article “Earnings management in family firms: evidence from R&D cost capitalization in Italy” (coaut. G. Markarian and L. Pozza) received an Honor Mention from the Family Business Review in 2008, while her publication "Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation and Audit quality" in the European Accounting Review (coaut. M. Cameran and M. Trombetta) was granted the Bocconi Impact of Research Award in 2020.
Annalisa is currently the President of the European Accounting Association. In the past, she has been a member of the Management Committee and the chairperson of the EAA Publication Committee. She has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and is an editorial board member of several leading international journals.
Annalisa Prencipe earned a degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration & Management from Università Bocconi.