Contributing Authors


Andrew Walton
MAcc '21

Andrew is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and has always loved the mountains, especially because of the skiing. He grew running an excessive amount of miles for cross country and track, but always enjoyed taking the time and reading a good book. He has grown to love writing, simplifying, and understanding accounting and business topics. When work is done, he values spending time with his wife and daughter either in the kitchen, cooking, or finding fun things to do outside. Andrew plans on joining KPMG’s Audit team in Denver, Colorado after graduation.

Haylie Dayley
MAcc '21

Haylie is from Longmont, Colorado where she learned to love hiking and skiing. She grew up writing stories and is excited she found a way to incorporate writing into her love for technical accounting. After a long day of research, Haylie loves cooking and baking with her husband.

Jessica Ford
MAcc '21

Jessica grew up in Seattle, Washington where she learned to enjoy rainy days and a good book. Jessica has always wanted to be a writer, and has found the perfect combination of writing and accounting at IPOhub. When she is not studying accounting, she loves meeting up with friends to attend a yoga class or go hiking.

John Baadsgaard
BS Strategic Management ‘21

John grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. In addition to his Strategy degree, he is also completing minors in statistics and economics. John hopes to bring a uniquely down-to-earth, data driven, as well as big-picture perspective to problem solving and analysis. In his spare time, John also loves exploring mountain peaks, cooking exotic foods, and mastering Chopin etudes. He plans to join LEK Consulting in Houston after graduation.

Josh Shipp
BS Finance '21

Josh is a proud native of Houston, Texas and will graduate in April 2021 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He aspires to become a dynamic finance leader. When he's not researching emerging companies or watching the markets, Josh loves to lift weights and watch his favorite Houston and BYU sports teams.

Steven Driscoll
MAcc '21

Steven is from Georgia and grew up playing soccer, mastering the kendama, and avoiding writing. He has come to love the challenge of simplifying technical accounting and finance problems and has embraced writing along the way. Steven has spent a summer with Goldman Sachs' investment banking division and plans to join Houlihan Lokey's restructuring investment banking team upon graduation.

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.

Zachary Baird
MAcc '20

Zach is from Utah, Oklahoma, and Arizona. He loves financial accounting and the operations of small businesses. When he is not studying accounting and finance, he spends time with his wife and 2 year old son. He loves cooking, eating, creating music and traveling. After graduation, Zach plans on joining PwC’s CMAAS team in Dallas, Texas.

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


Aleks Zabreyko
Partner, Head of Professional Practice at Connor Group

Aleks is Partner and Head of Connor Group Technical Accounting Interpretations (professional practice) and has extensive hands-on US GAAP and IFRS experience advising clients and other Connor professionals in multiple complex areas, including revenue recognition, business acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets including IPO and cross-border transactions, stock compensation, inventories, complex financial instruments, SEC reporting and regulations; and various complex or unique transactions.

Russell Winfield
Supervising Senior – Technical Accounting & IPO Services at Connor Group

Russell 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 and SEC reporting matters. Prior to joining Connor Group, he was with EY in their Phoenix, Arizona assurance practice focusing on the real estate industry. Russell graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy, and loves everything outdoors including mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking.

Shamae Budd
Writer/Contributor at Connor Group

Shamae studied English at Brigham Young University. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as a copy editor for two student journals, Schwa and STANCE: For the Family. Following her graduation in 2015, she joined the Connor Group team, contributing her writing and editing skills to many projects. She has recently returned to BYU where she is pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing and teaching entry-level college English.