Contributing Authors


Annica Woolley
MAcc '22

Annica grew up in Moscow, Idaho where she learned that she is definitely a warm-weather kind of person. She loves to read and would recommend Cry the Beloved Country or Les Miserables to anyone who enjoys a good book. Besides reading, she also loves anything outdoors (especially if it involves water), except for sleeping there.

Austin Halls
MAcc '22

Austin grew up in South Jordan, Utah where he spent a lot of his time on the golf course near his home. He enjoys almost any outdoor activity as well as cheering on his favorite sports teams. Go Jazz! Austin strives to stay curious and ask a lot of questions when learning new things at work. Austin plans to join Qualtrics as a member of its Financial Planning and Analysis team upon graduation.

Brayden Call
MAcc '22

Brayden is from Cedar Hills, Utah. He loves being active and playing soccer. As the second of five brothers, he found a passion for playing sports and loves competing against his brothers. In his free time, he likes reading new books, practicing his golf swing, and hiking in the mountains. Brayden is a law student at BYU and plans to work in private equity or M&A law.

Elijah Cook
MAcc '23

Elijah is from Mesa, Arizona and grew up going to the lake, riding ATVs, and playing football. Being the son of a business owner, he recognized his passion for understanding the world of business from an early age. When he is not focused on debits and credits, he enjoys spending time with his wife and fly fishing. Elijah will be joining EY in Phoenix in their Technical Accounting Advisory Group.

Jayden Dawson
MAcc '22

Jayden is from Queen Creek, Arizona and grew up swimming, mowing lawns, and spending time in the mountains. Living in Colombia for two years gave him an interest in South American culture and cuisine. His favorite musical artists are Glass Animals and Dominic Fike. His current favorite pastimes include longboarding, bowling, and weightlifting. Jayden plans on working with EY in their Phoenix office after graduation.

Nathan Clark
MAcc '23

Nathan is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan but also spent time in Beijing, Shanghai, and Philadelphia while growing up. He enjoys the outdoors, specifically spending time waist-deep in the water while fly fishing. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and learning about different cultures and traditions. Professionally, he aspires to understand, problem solve, lead, and most importantly, help. After graduation, Nathan will be joining PwC in Dallas in their Trust Solutions group.

Tyler Rowberry
BS Strategic Management

Tyler has lived, traveled, and worked all over the world from Madagascar to Minnesota. He believes those international experiences are what have shaped him to provide unique value wherever he works. His unique value has led him to work on social innovation projects of poverty alleviation in Madagascar to finding new markets to enter for a billion-dollar start-up company. He has found that the most important thing anyone can do in a company is learning fast and always discuss ideas with others. Tyler's core belief is that it is in the pursuit of ideas with others that will help make the world a better place.

Tyson Lindley
MAcc '22

Tyson is from Morgan, Utah and grew up playing in the snow and on the lake. He loves to do anything behind a boat like water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. Baseball is his passion, and his dream job is general manager of a professional sports franchise. He enjoys spending time with his wife and travelling to new places with her. Tyson will be joining EY in New York in their Derivatives and Financial Instruments group.

Faculty Contributors


Kay Stice
PwC Professor, School of Accountancy

Earl K. Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University. Professor Stice has been on the faculty at Rice University, the University of Arizona, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); and was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Professor Stice is co-author of the online editions of Intermediate Accounting, 19th edition; Accounting: Concepts and Applications, 11th edition; and Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 7th Edition. He is also the co-creator (with his brother Jim) of a large number of accounting and finance courses for LinkedIn Learning.

Jeff Wilks
EY Professor of Accounting and Former Director, School of Accountancy

Professor Wilks is the EY Professor of Accounting and former Director of BYU’s School of Accountancy. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as an academic fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut. While there, he led the development of the new international standard on revenue recognition, a standard that was released in May 2014. Professor Wilks also served from 2008-2009 as an academic advisor to the International Accounting Standards Board in London, England. He has also served as a technical advisor to Connor Group, which provides technical GAAP review, IPO services, and SEC reporting guidance to firms preparing for IPO. In January 2014, the US Financial Accounting Foundation appointed him to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

Connor Group Contributors


Ken Gardner
Writer/Contributor at Connor Group

Ken is a technical accounting adviser at Connor Group where he serves clients in diverse industries across the United States. He helps to solve their most complex accounting and business issues. He advises companies on a variety of technical topics including revenue recognition under ASC 606, lease accounting under ASC 842 and SEC reporting matters. Prior to joining Connor Group, he was with Tesla in their Corporate Accounting group and PwC in their Los Angeles, California assurance practice focusing on financial services clients. Ken graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy, and enjoys travelling, wakeboarding, and eating dessert.

Technical & Editorial Staff


Ezra Frost
MISM '23

Ezra grew up in Bangor, Maine until he came out west to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. He played lacrosse for a year at BYU, served a service mission for his church for two years, and then decided he wanted to study Information Systems. When he is not at a computer or studying, Ezra likes to find himself outside climbing, skiing, or backpacking. Once he graduates, he is excited to work full-time as a developer and data analyst while travelling part-time.