Brian Spilker

Brian Spilker

Robert Call/Deloitte Professor,
Accountancy, School of
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  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
  • B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1987
  • Master of Accountancy, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1987

Selected Publications

  • "A Case Integrating Financial and Tax Accounting Using the Balance Sheet Approach to Account for Income Taxes", Issues in Accounting Education, Edition 4, Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 41-49, American Accounting Association, 2017.    
  • "A comparison of U.S. and offshore-Indian tax professionals’ client advocacy attitudes and client recommendations", Journal of the American Taxation Association, Edition 2, Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages 51-66, Ken Klassen, 2016.    
  • "McGraw Hill's Essentials of Federal Taxation 2017 edition", McGraw-Hill, Brian C. Spilker, 2016.    
  • "The Model Tax Curriculum: 2014 Revisions Provide a Valuable Tool for Accounting Programs", The Tax Adviser, Edition 8, Volume 45, Issue 8, Pages 588-592, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Durham, North Carolina, 2014.    
  • "The effects of supervisory advice on tax information search behavior", Advances in Taxation, Volume 20, Pages 135-158, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012.    
  • "Do Effects of Client Preference on Accounting Professionals' Information Search and Subsequent Judgments Persist with High Practice Risk?", The Accounting Review, Volume 83, Pages 133-156, American Accounting Association, 2008.    
  • "Interaction of New Section 362(e)(2) With the Loss Disallowance Rules", Corporate Taxation, Pages 24-32, 2005.    
  • "The relations between knowledge, search strategy and performance in aided and unaided information search", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Volume 90, Pages 1 - 18, 2003.    
  • "Tax Research Strategies of Accounting and Law Students", The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Volume 22, number 2, Pages 60-71, American Accounting Association, 2000.    
  • "Tax Planning Professionals Interpretations of Ambiguity in Compliance and Planning Decision Contexts", Journal of the American Taxation Association, Pages 75-89, 1999.    
  • "The Influence of Client Preferences on Tax Professionals Search for Judicial Precedents, Subsequent Judgements, and Recommendations", The Accounting Review, Pages 299-322, 1999.    
  • "Decision Aids and User Behavior: Implications for Knowledge Acquisition and Inappropriate Reliance", Organizational Behavioral and Human Decision Processes, Pages 232-255, 1997.    
  • "The Effects of Time Pressure and Knowledge on Key Word Selection Behavior in Tax Research", The Accounting Review, Pages 49-70, 1995.    


  • Robert Call/Deloitte Professorship , Robert Call/Deloitte , 2013


  • Japanese

Professional Citizenship

  • ATA/AICPA Model Tax Curriculum Task Force Committee/Council Member September, 2012 - September, 2014
  • American Taxation Association Officer (specify in Other) August, 2012 - August, 2014