Earl K. Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University. Professor Stice has been on the faculty at Rice University, the University of Arizona, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); and was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Professor Stice is co-author of the online editions of Intermediate Accounting, 19th edition; Accounting: Concepts and Applications, 11th edition; and Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 7th Edition. He is also the co-creator (with his brother Jim) of a large number of accounting and finance courses for LinkedIn Learning.
Professor Wilks is the EY Professor of Accounting and former Director of BYU’s School of Accountancy. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as an academic fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut. While there, he led the development of the new international standard on revenue recognition, a standard that was released in May 2014. Professor Wilks also served from 2008-2009 as an academic advisor to the International Accounting Standards Board in London, England. He has also served as a technical advisor to Connor Group, which provides technical GAAP review, IPO services, and SEC reporting guidance to firms preparing for IPO. In January 2014, the US Financial Accounting Foundation appointed him to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
Ken is a technical accounting adviser at Connor Group where he serves clients in diverse industries across the United States. He helps to solve their most complex accounting and business issues. He advises companies on a variety of technical topics including revenue recognition under ASC 606, lease accounting under ASC 842 and SEC reporting matters. Prior to joining Connor Group, he was with Tesla in their Corporate Accounting group and PwC in their Los Angeles, California assurance practice focusing on financial services clients. Ken graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy, and enjoys travelling, wakeboarding, and eating dessert.
Ezra grew up in Bangor, Maine until he came out west to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. He played lacrosse for a year at BYU, served a service mission for his church for two years, and then decided he wanted to study Information Systems. When he is not at a computer or studying, Ezra likes to find himself outside climbing, skiing, or backpacking. Once he graduates, he is excited to work full-time as a developer and data analyst while travelling part-time.
Mackenzie is from Lehi, Utah. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, travel, and spend time outside with friends and family. Mackenzie is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies with minors in Business and Family Life. After graduation, Mackenzie hopes to someday open a business of her own with her identical twin sister.