Greg Burton

Greg Burton

Associate Director and Ford Motor Company International Professor,
Accountancy, School of
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Office: 508A TNRB
Phone: (801) 422-8767
Email: fgb@byu.edu

Biography:

Greg Burton is the Associate Director and Ford Motor Company International Professor in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. Greg teaches auditing, financial accounting, international accounting, and international business. He received a B.A. and MAcc in accounting from Utah State University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, with an interest in international business. He has been honored with several teaching awards, most recently the 2016 Marriott School of Management Teaching Excellence Award.

Greg has consulted with businesses or given presentations in more than 50 countries. He is the past president of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. In 2008-2009, he was appointed the Academic Fellow in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he was a senior manager with KPMG and spent two years on an international rotation living and working in Southeast Asia. Greg and his wife, Mirial, have five children and six grandchildren.

Group Affiliations:

  • Academy of International Business 2004

Selected Publications:

  • "How Auditor Legal Liability Influences the Detection and Frequency of Fraudulent Financial Reporting", Current Issues in Auditing, Edition 2, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2013.    
  • "The Impact of Audit Penalty Distributions on the Detection and Frequency of Fraudulent Reporting", Review of Accounting Studies, Edition 4, Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 843-865, 2011.    
  • "U.S. Perspectives on Implementation of IFRS", Law, Corporate Governance and Accounting: European Perspectives, Routledge, 2011.    

Awards:

  • Marriott School of Management Teaching Excellence Award , Marriott School , 2016

Languages:

  • Croatian
  • German
  • Serbian

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certified Global Management Accountant AICPA 2012

BYU Citizenship:

  • Curriculum Committee Committee/Council Member August, 2016
  • Curriculum Committee Committee/Council Member August, 2016
  • International Accounting Study Abroad Program Chair/Coordinator May, 2007
  • Library and Scholarly Communications Advisory Council Committee/Council Member August, 2014 - August, 2016

Professional Citizenship:

  • Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation Editorial Review Board Member November, 2016
  • Council Committee on Awards Committee Committee/Council Chair August, 2016
  • JIAR Conference Committee Committee/Council Chair August, 2015
  • Journal of International Accounting Research Editor, Associate Editor June, 2014
  • American Accounting Association Sharpening Our Vision Task Force Member January, 2013
  • JIAR Conference Committee-American Accounting Association Committee/Council Member August, 2012
  • American Accounting Association Committee/Council Member August, 2015 - August, 2018
  • International Accounting Section Officer August, 2014 - August, 2015
  • International Accounting Section Officer August, 2013 - August, 2014
  • American Accounting Association Nominations Committee Member January, 2013 - December, 2013

Consulting:

  • KPMG — Technical topic and auditor training June, 2011

Presentations:

  • How to Develop a Specialized MPAcc Program - China-US MPAcc Association - The China-US MPAcc Forum - 2014
  • The Curriculum in the Track of Management Accounting and Management Accounting Update in the USA - China-US MPAcc Association - The China-US MPAcc Forum - 2014
  • Auditor Switching in the Economic Crisis: The Case in Greece - - World Finance Conference - 2013
  • Teaching Professional Judgment - - American Accounting Association Annual Meeting - 2013
  • The IMA/MAS Competency Framework: Implications across the Accounting Curriculum - - American Accounting Association Annual Meeting - 2013
  • Teaching IFRS using the Conceptual Framework - American Accounting Association - International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting - 2012
  • Teaching Professional Judgment - American Accounting Association - American Accounting Association Annual Meeting - 2012
  • Does Education and Training in Ethics Affect the Ethical Awareness of Practicing Accountants? - American Accounting Association - JIAR Conference - 2011