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Jeffrey J. Burks

Associate Professor

BIO

Jeff Burks is an Associate Professor of Accountancy and the Deloitte Faculty Fellow. He researches financial accounting issues, focusing on public policy questions. In recent papers he has examined the surge in accounting restatements after passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the role of fair value accounting in the recent financial crisis. His coauthored paper, "A Convenient Scapegoat: Fair Value Accounting by Commercial Banks during the Financial Crisis," was awarded the FARS Best Paper, selected from all financial accounting and reporting studies published in the previous five years. Burks has taught Accountancy I and Measurement and Disclosure I. He received a PhD from the University of Iowa in 2007, majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. He has an MBA from Creighton University and a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and worked as an internal auditor in the financial services industry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

TEACHING

  • Accountancy I

PUBLICATIONS

"The Market Pricing of Other-Than-Temporary Impairments," (with Brad A. Badertscher, Peter Easton),  The Accounting Review, 89, 2014, 811-838.

"A Convenient Scapegoat: Fair Value Accounting by Commercial Banks During the Financial Crisis," (with Brad A. Badertscher, Peter Easton),  The Accounting Review, 87, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2012.

"Accounting Restatements and the Timeliness of Disclosures," (with Brad A. Badertscher),  Accounting Horizons, 25, December, 2011, 609-629.

"Discussion of: The Option Market’s Anticipation of Information Content in Earnings Announcements,"  Review of Accounting Studies, 16, 2011, 620-629.

"Are Investors Confused by Restatements after Sarbanes-Oxley?"  The Accounting Review, 86, March, 2011, 507-539.

"Disciplinary Measures in Response to Restatements after Sarbanes-Oxley,"  Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 29, June, 2010, 195-225.

"Materiality Decisions and the Correction of Accounting Errors," (with Andrew A. Acito, W. Bruce Johnson),  The Accounting Review, 84, May, 2009.

WORKING PAPERS

"Accounting Errors in Public Charities."

Christine Cuny, Joseph Gerakos, Joao Granja, "Competition and voluntary disclosure: Evidence from deregulation in the banking industry."

David W. Randolph, James A. Seida, "Modeling and Interpreting Interactions in Tradeoff Research."

"Who Cares about Nonprofit Financial Reporting Quality? Reactions to Misstatements and Internal Control Deficiencies."