Bills, Ken

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  • Phone Number: (479) 575-6116

Academic Positions



  • Director of MACC/IMACC, University of Arkansas 2016 - Current
  • Acct 4963 Audit and Assurance Services, University of Arkansas
  • Acct 441 Auditing Concepts, Colorado State University
  • Acct 575 Oil and Gas Accounting, Colorado State University
  • Acct 4543 Auditing, University of Oklahoma
  • Senior Auditor: Tanner LLC - Salt Lake City, UT 2006-2008
  • Assistant Controller: LearnKey, Inc. - Saint George, UT 2005-2006
  • Staff Accountant: Joseph F. Crandall Accounting - Saint George, UT 2005


  • Bills, K. L., C. Hayne, S. E. Stein. 2017. A Field Study on Small Accounting Firm Membership in Associations and Networks: Implications for Audit Quality. Forthcoming in The Accounting Review.
  • Bills, K. L., L. L. Lisic, and T. A. Seidel. 2017. Do CEO Succession and Succession Planning Affect Stakeholders' Perceptions of Financial Reporting Risk? Evidence from Audit Fees. The Accounting Review. 92 (4): 27-52.
  • Bills, K. L., L. M. Cunningham, and L. A. Myers. 2016. Small audit firm membership in associations, networks, and alliances: Implications for audit quality and audit fees. The Accounting Review 91 (3): 767-792.
  • Bills, K. L., Q. T. Swanquist, and R. L. Whited. 2016. Growing pains: Audit quality and office growth. Contemporary Accounting Research 33 (1): 288-313.
  • Bills, K. L., and N. M. Stephens. 2016. Spatial competition at the intersection of the large and small audit firm markets. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 35 (1): 23-45.
  • Bills, K. L., L. M. Cunningham. 2015. How small audit firm membership in associations, networks, and alliances can impact audit quality and audit fees. Current Issues in Auditing 9 (2): 29-35.
  • Bills, K. L., R. Glasscock, and D. Johnston. 2015. The capital market pricing of suspended exploratory well costs. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly 64 (2): 173-182.
  • Bills, K. L., S. E. Stein, and D. C. Jeter. 2015. Auditor industry specialization and evidence of cost efficiencies in homogeneous industries. The Accounting Review 90 (5):1721-1754.


  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2010
  • Outstanding MAcc Student- CPA Key Award Southern Utah University 2006
  • Outstanding Student of Business- College of Eastern Utah 2004
  • Business Sterling Scholar- Carbon High School 2000


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