DepartmentsCrowell School of Business
Undergraduate Business Department
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • B.S., B.A., Accounting, Biola University

Member of

Biography

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, Calif. He was a professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and most recently a professor at the Orfalea School of Business at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo where he received the Outstanding Faculty in Accounting Award. He has published his research in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Accounting Perspectives. His research primarily focuses on auditing and how legal and regulatory environments affect firm disclosure and financial reporting decisions. He and his wife, Beca, are enjoying raising their two children in La Mirada, Calif.

Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Accounting, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. (2015).
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellow. (2013-2015).
  • PwC INQuires Grant. (2014).
  • KPMG Teaching Award, University of Colorado at Boulder. (2010).
  • AAA/Deloitte J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow. (2009).
  • Gerald Hart Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder. (2008 & 2009).
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Pepperdine University. (2006).

Publications (Selected)

Journal Articles

  • "Market Reaction to Changes in FPI Status," Burnett, Brian M., Jorgensen, Bjorn N., Pollard, Troy J., Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • “Auditor-provided Lobbying Service and Audit Quality,” Burnett, Brian M., Chen, Hui, Gunny, Katherine, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 2016 (Forthcoming).
  • “Earnings Quality: Evidence from Canadian Firms’ Choice between IFRS and US GAAP,” Burnett, Brian M., Gordon, Elizabeth A., Jorgensen, Bjorn N., Linthicum, Cheryl L., Accounting Perspectives, 2015.
  • “Audit Quality and the Trade-Off between Accretive Stock Repurchases and Accrual-Based Earnings Management,” Burnett, Brian M., Cripe, Bradrick M., Martin, Gregory W., McAllister, Brian P., The Accounting Review, 2012.

Working Papers

  • “Market Implications of Voluntary Accounting Disclosures in the Absence of a Mandatory Disclosure Requirement: Evidence from the OTCBB," Burnett, Brian M.
  • “Market Reaction to the Adoption of IFRS in Canada," Burnett, Brian M., Gordon, Elizabeth A., Jorgensen, Bjorn N., Linthicum, Cheryl L.
  • “Earnings Quality and Legal Origin: Evidence from Quebec," Burnett, Brian M., Jorgensen, Bjorn N., Merrell, Jeffrey C.
  • “Multiple Regulators and Accounting Restatements: Evidence from Canada,” Burnett, Brian M., Hart, Daphne, Jorgensen, Bjorn N., Martin, Gregory W., Journal of International of Accounting Research Conference Paper, 2016 (Revising for 3rd round submission).

Presentations

  • AAA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (2013).
  • Baylor University. (2013).
  • International Accounting Mid-year Meeting, Savannah, GA. (2013).
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. (2012).
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. (2011).
  • FARS Mid-year Meeting, Tampa Bay, FL. (2011).
  • North Carolina State University. (2011).
  • Northwestern University (2011).
  • University of Arkansas. (2011).
  • University of Houston. (2011).
  • University of Utah. (2011).
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