Nathan Jeppson



Dr. Nathan H. Jeppson

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: 420 Jabs Hall


Phone: (406) 994-6204

ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACTG 410 - Cost/Management Accounting I
ACTG 420 - Cost/Management Accounting II



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Research Interests

Financial accounting

  • Forecast accuracy/optimism
  • Credit ratings
  • International use of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Accrual quality related to earnings management and earnings smoothing

Managerial accounting

  • Innovation as part of strategy
  • Cash flow presentation effects on preparers and stakeholders' decision making


Dr. Jeppson teaches courses in managerial and cost accounting. He is licensed in the state of Utah as a CPA and worked for three years as an auditor with Eide Bailly (formerly Hansen, Barnett and Maxwell) in Salt Lake City. In addition to helping students master material needed to succeed on the Uniform CPA Examination and in professional employment, he is interested in improving effectiveness of communicating basic accounting concepts to students from diverse educational and experiential backgrounds.

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Selected Publications

  • “Defining and Quantifying the Pension Liabilities of Government Entities in the U.S.,” co-authored with J. Ruddy and D. Salerno, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Forthcoming.
  • “Innovation Focused Strategy and Earnings Management,” co-authored with D. Salerno, Economic and Business Review, Volume 19, Issue 1 (2017), pp. 19-49.
  • "Public Response to the FASB/IASB Proposal to Mandate the Direct Method of Cash Flows Presentation," co-authored with D. Salerno and J. Ruddy, Management Accounting Quarterly, Spring 2016, Vol. 17, Issue 3, pp. 1-9
  • "You can pass the CPA exam," UACPA Journal Entry, 87(4), (2007) and ARCPA Student News, (2008)


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  • Accounting Education Research Grant, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (with Mary Burns), 2016

  • Nominated for Montana State University Academic Advising Award, Fall 2014.

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Ph.D., Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2013

M.B.A., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2004

B.A., Accounting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2002


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