Brian Rountree is a tenured associate professor of accounting at Rice Business. He earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Carolina in 2003. He also holds a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in accounting from Babson College and was valedictorian of his graduating class.
Brian joined the Rice faculty in 2003. He has taught accounting courses across all MBA programs at Rice Business and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. His research focuses on the influence of external forces on the financial reporting choices and characteristics of firms. Brian’s research has been published in top academic journals including The Accounting Review; the Journal of Accounting and Economics; the Journal of Financial Economics; the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting; and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He serves as an editor at the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting and is on the editorial advisory and review board of The Accounting Review.
Brian is an active member of the American Accounting Association, speaking regularly at the annual and mid-year meetings as well as helping to coordinate the research sessions. He has also presented his research at over 30 international institutions across seven countries. In addition to his academic work, Brian has served on the boards of local corporations and actively consults with various organizations about accounting-related issues. Prior to joining academia, he was a public accountant at Price Waterhouse in Boston, Massachusetts
Journal Article Jackson, A.B., Rountree, B., & Sivaramakrishnan, S. (2016). Earnings Co-Movements and Earnings Manipulation. UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013 ACCT 01. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2277396