Tom Kubick

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4176
University of Kansas


Academic Areas


Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Colorado
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Chartered Adviser in Senior Living (CASL)
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)


  • Ph.D. in Business (Concentration in Accounting), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011)
  • Master's in Professional Accountancy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2008)
  • B.S.B.A. in Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2005)

Teaching Interests

  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting

Research Interests

  • Taxation
  • Financial accounting
  • Corporate Finance

Selected Publications

Abernathy, J. Kubick, T. & Masli, A. (2018). Evidence on the Relation between Managerial Ability and Financial Reporting Timeliness. International Journal of Auditing, 22(2), 185-196.

Guo, F. Kubick, T. & Masli, A. (2018). The Effects of Restatements for Misreporting on Auditor Scrutiny of Peer Firms. Accounting Horizons, 32(1), 65-85.

Jiang, C. Kubick, T. R., Miletkov, M. & Wintoki, M. B. (2017). Offshore Expertise for Onshore Companies: Director Connections to Island Tax Havens and Corporate Tax Policy. Management Science, 64(7), 2973-3468.

Kubick, T. R., & Lockhart, G. B. (2017). Corporate Tax Aggressiveness and Debt Maturity. Advances in Accounting, 36, 50-57.

Kubick, T. R., & Lockhart, G. B. (2017). Overconfidence, CEO awards, and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 44(5-6), 728-754.

Cao, J. Kubick, T. R., & Masli, A. (2017). Do Corporate Payouts Signal Going-Concern Risk for Auditors? Evidence from Audit Reports for Companies in Financial Distress. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 49(3), 599-631.

Kubick, T. R., Lockhart, G. B., Mills, L. F., & Robinson, J. R. (2017). IRS and Corporate Taxpayer Effects of Geographic Proximity. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 63(2), 428-453.

Kubick, T. R., & Lockhart, G. B. (2016). Do External Labor Market Incentives Motivate CEOs to Adopt More Aggressive Corporate Tax Reporting Preferences? Journal of Corporate Finance , 36, 255-277.

Kubick, T. R., & Masli, A. (2016). Firm-Level Tournament Incentives and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35(1), 66-83.

Abernathy, J. Kubick, T. R., & Masli, A. (2016). General Counsel Prominence and Corporate Tax Policy. Journal of the American Taxation Association, 38(1), 39-56.

Kubick, T. R., & Lockhart, G. B. (2016). Proximity to the SEC and Stock Price Crash Risk. Financial Management, 45(2), 341-367.

Kubick, T. Lynch, D. Mayberry, M. & Omer, T. (2016). The Effects of Regulatory Scrutiny on Tax Avoidance: An Examination of SEC Comment Letters. The Accounting Review, 91(6), 1751-1780.

Kubick, T. R., Lynch, D. Mayberry, M. & Omer, T. (2015). Product Market Power and Tax Avoidance: Market Leaders, Mimicking Strategies, and Stock Returns. The Accounting Review, 90(2), 675-702.

Crabtree, A. & Kubick, T. R. (2014). Corporate Tax Avoidance and the Timing of Annual Earnings Announcements. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 42(1), 51-67. DOI:10.1007/S11156-012-0333-9

Abernathy, J. Kubick, T. R., & Masli, A. (2013). The Economic Relevance of Chief Marketing Officers in Firms’ Top Management Teams. Journal of Business & Economics Research , 11(12), 555-568.

Hill, M. Kubick, T. R., Lockhart, G. B., & Wan, H. (2013). The Effectiveness and Valuation of Political Tax Minimization. Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(8), 2836-2849.

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