Jeff Burks

Thomas and Therese Grojean Family Associate Professor of Accountancy

Jeff  Burks

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Jeff Burks is the Thomas and Therese Grojean Family Associate Professor of Accountancy and the Deloitte Faculty Fellow. His general area of research is financial accounting. Much of his work examines accounting misstatements and their correction, including how managers and auditors decide whether correction is necessary, how capital markets react to corrections, and the consequences for corporate managers. Burks also studies the financial reporting and disclosure of banks. His coauthored paper examining the role of fair value accounting in the financial crisis was awarded the FARS Best Paper, selected from all financial accounting studies published in the previous five years. Burks teaches Data Analytics in Accounting, and 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

Financial Accounting


Ph D, University of Iowa

MBA, Creighton University

BBA, University of Notre Dame


"Competition and Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Deregulation in the Banking Industry", (with Christine Cuny, Joseph Gerakos, Joao Granja), Review of Accounting Studies, 35, 2018.

"Reactions of Nonprofit Monitors to Financial Reporting Problems", to appear in Journal of Financial Reporting.

"Modeling and Interpreting Regressions with Interactions", (with David Randolph, Jim Seida), to appear in Journal of Accounting Literature.

"The Market Reaction to Bank Regulatory Reports", (with Brad Badertscher, Peter Easton), Review of Accounting Studies, 2018.

"The Materiality of Accounting Errors: Evidence from SEC Comment Letters", (with Andrew Acito, W. Bruce Johnson), to appear in Contemporary Accounting Research.

"Accounting Errors in Nonprofit Organizations", Accounting Horizons, 29, 2015.

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

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

"Accounting Restatements and the Timeliness of Disclosures", (with Brad Badertscher), Accounting Horizons, 25, 2011.

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

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

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

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