Brian Lendecky, CPA, MPA
Brian Lendecky is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin. He joined the department in 2006 and teaches Financial Accounting, Cost and Managerial Accounting, and the Tax Practicum course, the latter winning a 2008 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Perry and a 2011 Tower Award. Brian also teaches Financial Methods for Lawyers in the School of Law, Financial and Managerial Accounting courses in the McCombs Executive Education program, the Mexico City, Houston, Dallas / Ft. Worth, and Full-Time MBA programs, the ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, the VSE School of Economics in Prague, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Brian Lendecky started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has subsequently managed accounting departments in the food manufacturing, energy, and medical supplies manufacturing industries.
Brian has received numerous teaching awards including the 2014 Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, Mexico City Executive MBA Outstanding Faculty Award (2016, 2015, and 2014), Spring 2015 Texas MBA at Houston Faculty Honor Roll, 2013 Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes, 2011 Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) Council’s Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, Spring 2011 Best Faculty Award from the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, and the 2010 CBA Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation. He was nominated by the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Senate of College Councils and the Undergraduate Business Council for the Professor of the Year Award for 2009. He has served on the MPA Program Committee since 2010. Brian is also the McCombs Faculty Advisor for the PriceWaterhouseCoopers xACT and xTax case competitions and our McCombs team has been a national finalist in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
Brian is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas and is a proud alumnus of the McCombs School’s #1 ranked MPA program. Brian and his wife Stephanie stay busy with their four boys (ages 22, 18, 14, and 5) and one girl (age 2). In his spare time Brian is an avid sports fan and poker player. He has played in the World Series of Poker three times and has made a World Poker Tour final table.