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Tim Seidel

Associate Professor, Andersen Foundations Fellow,
School of Accountancy
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Tim Seidel joined the Marriott School at Brigham Young University in 2015. He received a B.S. degree from BYU and a M.S. degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young. He managed and participated in audits of companies in the manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and utilities industries. As a manager in the firm, he was selected as a trainer to lead internal staff trainings covering audit methodology and accounting updates. After leaving Ernst & Young, he became the manager of corporate reporting at Darden Restaurants, Inc., responsible for all technical accounting matters and SEC reporting. He later became a recipient of the Accounting Doctoral Scholarship (ADS) and obtained his doctorate degree at the University of Arkansas. His research to date has focused on auditor independence and audit quality as well as a variety of financial accounting topics such as accounting standard changes, disclosure, and earnings management behavior.


  • Ph.D. Business Administration, Accounting, University of Arkansas, 2014
  • M.S. Accountancy, Accountancy, University of Notre Dame, 2003
  • B.S. Business management, Finance, Brigham Young University, 2001

Group Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association — Academic association for accounting faculty — 2010–0
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants — Professional organization of certified public accountants — 2005–0



  • Manager of corporate reporting, Darden Restaurants Inc., 2009–2010
  • Staff through Manager, Ernst & Young LLP, 2002–2009


  • Spanish

Certificates and Licenses

  • certified public accountant — State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation — 2005