Are you curious about the financial details of big companies like Walmart and Boeing, but shy away from further investigation because you don’t consider yourself a numbers person? In this series, accounting professors Jim and Kay Stice—who have been exploring financial information for a combined 60 years—break down essential accounting and finance concepts into manageable, bite-sized chunks. They help you understand the balance sheet, debits and credits, company operating cycles, and more. In addition, they explain where to find accounting information in the real world, and what to do with it once you have it.
Earl Kay Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting at the BYU Marriott School of Management.
He has been on the full-time faculty at Rice University, the University of Arizona, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has also been an Executive MBA lecturer at HKUST, SKOLKOVO (Moscow School of Management), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), the University of Illinois (US), and INSEAD (Singapore and Paris). Professor Kay Stice has received awards for high-quality teaching at Arizona, Rice, and Brigham Young University, and he was twice selected as one of the top ten lecturers at HKUST.
Professor Stice has been engaged in executive training and corporate training in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Malaysia, and South Africa. He has also been an expert witness in major cases involving compensation for losses and tax disputes.
Professor Stice received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University and completed his PhD at Cornell University (US).