Mendoza School of Business

Erik Beardsley

Assistant Professor
  380 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Awards

Erik’s research interests include accounting for income taxes, how managerial incentives affect firms’ tax strategies, auditor-provided non-audit services, and determinants of audit quality. Erik received bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a PhD from Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, Erik obtained his CPA license in Wisconsin, where he worked in PwC’s tax practice. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and five children, Benjamin, Charlie, Katie, Max, and Michael.

Ph D, Texas A&M University
MS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
BBA, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

"Street vs GAAP: Which Effective Tax Rate Is More Informative?", (With Michael Mayberry, Sean McGuire), Contemporary Accounting Research, 38, 2021

"What's My Target? Individual Analyst Forecasts and Last-Chance Earnings Management", (With John Robinson, Paul Wong), Journal of Accounting & Economics, 72

"The Distraction Effect of Non-audit Services on Audit Quality", (With Andrew Imdieke, Thomas Omer), Journal of Accounting & Economics, 71, 2021

"Audit Office Industry Diversity and Audit Quality", (With Nathan Goldman, Thomas Omer), Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"How Do Audit Offices Respond to Audit Fee Pressure? Evidence of Increased Focus on Nonaudit Services and Their Impact on Audit Quality", (With Dennis Lassila, Thomas Omer), Contemporary Accounting Research, 36, 2019

"2019 James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Professor Award", University of Notre Dame Department of Accountancy, 2019

"Dean's Award for Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student", Texas A&M University, 2016

"Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student", Texas A&M University, 2015

"Accounting Doctoral Scholars Fellowship", AICPA, 2012

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