Brian Bratten PhD, CPA
Clark Material Handling Company Associate Professor of Accountancy
Brian Bratten joined the University of Kentucky in 2009 after receiving a PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University, and is a CPA. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a Senior Associate at KPMG LLP auditing companies primarily in the financial services industry.
Professor Bratten has published research in a variety of accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations, & Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and The Journal of the American Taxation Association. His research focuses on financial accounting and auditing topics, including fundamental analysis and forecasting by analysts, fair values and fair value accounting, executive compensation, earnings management, and the information content of disclosures. He currently teaches financial accounting courses and a doctoral research seminar.