Matthew Beck

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0905
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4183
University of Kansas


Summary

Academic Area

Accounting

Professional background

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

Education

  • 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

Research

• 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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