Matthew Beck

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4183
University of Kansas


Academic Area


Professional background

Before academia, Beck worked as an auditor with KPMG in Richmond, Virginia, and Prague, Czech Republic.


  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Virginia
  • Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Missouri
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Richmond

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis


• Auditing (audit quality, effects on financial statement users, external influences on auditors, audit fees)

• Financial Reporting (informational quality, disaggregation)

Selected Publications

Beck, M. J., Francis, J. R., & Gunn, J. (2018). Public company audits and city-specific labor characteristics [Journal Articles]. 35(1), 394–433.
Beck, M. J., & Mauldin, E. G. (2014). Who’s really in charge? Audit committee versus CFO influence over reductions in audit fees [Journal Articles]. 89(6), 2057–2085.
Beck, M., Hogan, C., & Imdieke, A. (submitted/in review). An Analysis of the Effectiveness and Consequences of PCAOB Disciplinary Actions for Auditors and their Clients [Working Papers].
Beck, M., Acito, A., & Anderson, J. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Are All PCAOB Inspection Deficiencies Created Equal? [Working Papers].
Beck, M., Gunn, J., & Hallman, N. (submitted/in review). Does Distance Matter? Geographic Distance as a Barrier to Uniform Audit Quality [Working Papers].
Beck, M., Glendening, M., & Hogan, C. (submitted/in review). Financial Statement Disaggregation, Auditor Effort and Financial Reporting Quality [Working Papers].
Beck, M., Nicoletti, A., & Stuber, S. (submitted/in review). The Role of Financial Reporting Credibility in Depositor Monitoring [Working Papers].

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