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Matthew Kubic

Assistant Professor

Department:     Accounting

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Matthew Kubic is an assistant professor for The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He teaches courses on intermediate financial accounting, for which he draws heavily from his professional experience.

Kubic’s research primarily centers on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and financial misreporting. He has examined SEC error detection rates, SEC oversight, SEC regulatory inconsistencies, and regulator decision making. He has been invited to present his research at Yale University, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work has been published in The Accounting Review and the Journal of Financial Reporting.

Prior to joining McCombs, Kubic worked as the manager of transaction services for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as a postgraduate technical assistant for the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He has helped companies with complex capital market transactions including IPOs, divestitures, acquisitions, debt offerings, debt and equity financing, embedded derivative analysis, business combinations, stock compensation, revenue recognition, loan accounting, and U.S. GAAP to IFRS conversions.

Kubic earned a Ph.D. in accounting from Duke University. From Texas Christian University, he earned a master’s in accounting and a BBA in accounting and finance, with emphasis in leadership studies. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Texas. 



Duke University Graduate Fellowship


Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship


Texas Outstanding CPA Exam Score


Texas Society of CPAs Accounting (TSCPA) Excellence Award


TCU Senior Scholar for Academic Excellence


TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation Scholarship Award

Dain Donelson, Matthew Kubic, and Sara Toynbee. The SEC’s September Spike: Regulatory Inconsistency within the Fiscal Year. Journal of Accounting and Economics. Forthcoming.

Oliver Binz, Robert Hills, and Matthew Kubic. Dec 2023.
Did the FASB Codification Reduce the Complexity of Applying U.S. GAAP?
Journal of Accounting Research 61(5): 1479-1530.

Matthew Kubic and Sara Toynbee. January 2023. Regulator Continuity and Decision-Making Quality: Evidence from SEC Comment Letters. The Accounting Review 98(1):365-398.

Matthew Kubic and Mohan Venkatachalam. Fall 2021. Discussion of ‘Do Debt Investors Adjust Financial Statement Ratios when Financial Statements Fail to Reflect Economic Substance? Evidence from Cash Flow Hedges’. Contemporary Accounting Research 38(3): 2302-2350.

Matthew Kubic. 2021. Examining the Examiners: SEC Error Detection Rates and Human Capital Allocation. The Accounting Review 96(3), 313–341.

Robert Hills, William J. Mayew, and Matthew Kubic. 2021. State Sponsors of Terrorism Disclosure and SEC Financial Reporting Oversight. Journal of Accounting and Economics 72(1), 101407.

Matthew Kubic. 2021. Time to get it Right: An Examination of Post-Acquisition Fair Value Adjustments. Journal of Financial Reporting 6(1), 109–135.