Matthew Beck

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
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)

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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