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Professorship of Business Administration, esp. Tax Accounting

University Paderborn
Faculty of Economics
Professorship of Business Administration, esp. Tax Accounting

Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn


Jens Müller  

Prof. Dr. Jens Müller

Office: Q5.325
Phone: +49 5251 60-1778
E-mail: taxation(at)wiwi.uni-paderborn(dot)de

Office hours:

nach Vereinbarung


Team Assistant


Sarah Rombold

Office: Q5.322
Phone: +49 5251 60-1777
E-mail: sarah.rombold(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

Research Assistant

Maximilian Blankenfeldt  

Maximilian Blankenfeldt

Office: Q5.331
Phone: +49 5251 60-1798
E-mail: maximilian.blankenfeldt(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

Office hours:

nach Vereinbarung

Fabian Failenschmid  

Fabian Failenschmid

Office: Q5.328
Phone: +49 5251 60-1776
E-mail: fabian.failenschmid(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

Office hours:

nach Vereinbarung
Vanessa Gawehn  

Vanessa Gawehn

Office: Q5.331
Phone: +49 5251 60-1775
E-mail: vanessa.gawehn(at)upb(dot)de

Office hours:

Only on prior appointment by e-mail

Arndt Weinrich  

Arndt Weinrich

Office: Q5.328
Phone: +49 5251 60-1779
E-mail: arndt.weinrich(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de

Office hours:

nach Vereinbarung

Student Assistant


Florian Schäfer


Office: Q2.407
Phone: +49 5251 60-3867
E-mail: shk-jm(at)campus.uni-paderborn(dot)de


Thomas Zimmermann

Office: Q2.407
Phone: +49 5251 60-3867
E-mail: shk-jm(at)campus.uni-paderborn(dot)de

Former Research and Student Assistants

Dr. Vanessa Flagmeier


11/2010 - 12/2017 PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in Tax Accounting
Thesis: “Financial Statements’ tax disclosure – management
incentives and usefulness”, University of Paderborn
Chair of Tax Accounting, Prof. Dr. Jens Müller
10/2008 -10/2010 Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc.)
University of Paderborn
Major Field of Study: Taxation, Accounting & Finance
09/2007 - 02/2008 Erasmus exchange student programme
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Major Field of Study: Accounting, Culture, Language
10/2005 - 09/2008 Bachelor of Arts in International Business Studies (B.A.)
University of Paderborn
Major Field of Study: Accounting & Finance, Management


11/2010 - present
Teaching and research assistant
Chair of Tax Accounting, Prof. Dr. Jens Müller
   Details:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              09/2015 - present             University of Paderborn
 09/2014 – 08/2015           Parental leave 
 10/2013 – 08/2014           University of Paderborn
 10/2012 – 09/2013           Karl-Franzens University Graz
 10/2011 – 09/2012           University of Paderborn
 11/2010 – 09/2011           Leibniz University Hannover
Internship HR and accounting
Grohe Portugal Componentes Sanitarios LDA,
Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal
Student assistant in consulting firms
UNITY AG, Buren and gpdm mbH, Paderborn,Germany
Vocational training as industrial clerk and HR employee
Porta Westfalica, Germany


10/2017 Award of Nürnberger Steuergespräche e.V. for her dissertation
04/2016 - 05/2016 Research funding for a student assistant
Faculty of Business Administration, University of Paderborn
10/2005 - 10/2010 GROHE Förderbudget Academic Scholarship
Grohe AG, Hemer, Germany
10/2007 - 02/2008 ERASMUS Exchange semester funding
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
11/2005 Award for best industrial clerk trainees
Best final exam in North Rhine-Westphalia 2005,
Chamber of Industry and Commerce NRW
06/2002 Award for best High-School diploma
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Berufskolleg, Minden, Germany


Research Projects/Working Paper

  •  “Financial Reporting Changes and Product Market Competition”, with Jimmy Downes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) und David Godsell (Virginia Tech), under review, 2017.
  •  “Tax Loss Carryforward Disclosure and Uncertainty”, with Jens Müller (University of Paderborn), working paper available at SSRN:, 2017.
  •  “The Information Content of Tax Loss Carryforwards – IAS 12 vs. Valuation Allowance”, arqus Discussion Paper No. 216, 2017.
  •  “When do Managers highlight their Effective Tax Rate?”, with Jens Müller and Caren Sureth-Sloane (University of Paderborn), arqus Discussion Paper No. 214, 2017.
  •  “Spillover effects of public firms’ mandatory IFRS adoption on private firms”, Work in Progress, 2017.

Conference Presentations

  •  EAA 40th Annual Congress, Valencia (Spain), 05/2017
  •  12th arqus annual meeting, Munich (Germany), 06/2016
  •  AAA International Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting 2013, Savannah (USA), 02/2013
  •  VHB 74th German Academic Association for Business Research annual meeting, Bolzano (Italy), 05/2012
  •  EAA 35th Annual Congress, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 05/2012
  •  1st Workshop on Current Research in Taxation, Münster (Germany), 06/2011


  •  Basics of Financial Accounting
  •  Tax Accounting
  •  Business Taxation and Legal Form
  •  Applied Accounting Research with Stata
  •  Accounting Data Analysis with Stata
  •  Introduction to Financial Accounting

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