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Cynthia Firey Eakin, PhD

Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting

Contact

Phone: 209.946.3913
Email: ceakin@pacific.edu

Education

Florida State University, Ph.D., M.Acc., and B.S.

Curriculum Vitae 

Dr. Cynthia Eakin is an Associate Professor of Accounting. She currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business. 

Dr. Eakin earned a Ph.D. in accounting as well as a Master of Accounting degree with special emphasis in taxation from The Florida State University in 1993. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in all areas of accounting and taxation at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She was an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus for four years before coming to the Eberhardt School. She has published research in the areas of earnings management, disclosure ethics, and insider trading.

 

Professional Accounting Research
Federal Income Tax (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Accounting and Tax Research (Graduate)
Taxes and Business Strategy (Graduate)
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Cost Accounting
Auditing
Principles of Financial Accounting (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Managerial Accounting (Graduate and Undergraduate)

 

SCHOLARSHIP - REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Wheeler, S. K.C. Carnes and C. F. Eakin. 2010. Beta Alpha Psi faculty advisor profiles and the incentives to serve. Advances in Accounting Education. Vol. 11 (pp. 69 - 80).
  • Eakin, Cynthia F., T. Louwers, and S. Wheeler. 2009. The Role of the Auditor in Managing Public Disclosures: Audit Opinion Modifications for Potentially Misleading Information in Documents Containing Audited Financial Statements. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting. Vol. 1, Issue 2.
  • Dhooge, L.J. and C.F. Eakin 2007. Student Evaluation and Teaching Ratings in Undergraduate Business Law Courses. Journal of Legal Studies Education. Vol. 24, No. 2 (Summer/Fall), 203-234.
  • Weick, C.W. and C.F. Eakin. 2005. Independent inventors and innovation. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. February 2005. This paper was cited in an article in the April 9, 2005 edition of the Wall Street Journal, page R9.
  • Dhooge, L.J and C.F. Eakin. 2002 Integrating Tax Law into the Business Law Classroom: A Corporate ‘Cradle to Grave' Case Study." Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Vol. 19. Winner of The Academy of Legal Studies in Business Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Outstanding Article.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F., and J. Gramlich. 2000. "Joint Signals of Accounting Changes and Insider Trading: The Case of SFAS 96." Advances in Accounting. Vol. 17, ed. Philip M.J. Reckers, 111-133. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F., John D. Neill, and Stephen Wheeler. 1999. The Perceived Reputations of the Client Portfolios of the Big 6 Accounting Firms. The Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy.
  • Eakin, Cynthia Firey and John Wendell. 1998. "Earnings Manipulation and Disclosure of the Early Adoption of SFAS 96 in Management's Letter to Shareholders." Research on Ethics in Accounting. Vol. 4, ed. L.A. Ponemon, 113-123. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 
  • Knight, John R. and Cynthia Firey Eakin. 1998. "A New Look at The Home Ownership Decision." Real Estate Issues. Vol. 23 (Summer), 20-29.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F and Hamid Pourjalali. 1997. "The Effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the Choices of Accounting Accruals." International Review of Accounting. Vol. 2: 1-12.
  • Eakin, Cynthia Firey. 1996. "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Adoption of SFAS 96, "Accounting for Income Taxes." Advances in Accounting. Vol. 14, ed. Philip M.J. Reckers, 107-133. Greenwich, CT:JAI Press. 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Eakin, Cynthia F., T. Louwers, and S. Wheeler, "The Role of the Auditor in Managing Public Disclosures: Audit Opinion Modifications for Potentially Misleading Information in Documents Containing Audited Financial Statements." Presented at the annual Critical Perspectives in Accounting Consortium. New York, New York. October 2005, at the American Accounting Association National Meeting, August 2003, and at the American Accounting Association National Symposium on Ethics in Accounting - American Accounting Association National Meeting, August 2000.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F., "Evaluating the FASB's Multiyear Adoption Policy: Evidence from SFAS No. 96 `Accounting for Income Taxes'." Presented at the 1999 Western Region American Accounting Association Meeting.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F and Hamid Pourjalali. "The Effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the Choices of Accounting Accruals." Presented at the 1997 North American Tax Conference at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • Aono, June Y. and Cynthia F. Eakin., "Ownership Structure, Tax Conformity and Choice of Accounting Policy: Evidence from Japanese Firms." Presented at the 1996 Asian Pacific Conference on Accounting Issues, Vancouver.
  • Aono, June Y. and Cynthia F. Eakin., "Ownership Structure, Tax Conformity and Choice of Accounting Policy: Evidence from Japanese Firms." Presented at the 1996 Global Finance Conference, Honolulu.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F., "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Adoption of SFAS 96 `Accounting for Income Taxes.'" 1994 annual meeting of the American Accounting Association.
  • Eakin, Cynthia F. and Jane Reimers, "Time Tagging Information: The Appropriateness of the Recency Effect." Presented at the 1992 Southeastern Regional AAA conference.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Capitol Public Radio, "Successfully Managing Your 401(k)." Invited panelist. Live broadcast on February 2, 2006. Available for audio download at: http://www.archive.org/details/Insight_060206
  • Union Safe Bank, "Ethics in Banking" 2003-2004. Presented during three different bank training sessions.
  • Westgate Seminar Series "Taxation for Churches and Clergy." Spring 1997 and 1998, Fall 1999.
  • "The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997." Presented to ESB Advisory Board at annual "Duck Club" meeting Summer 1997.
  • "The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997." Presented to parents on Parents Day. October 1997.
  • "Tax Law Changes that Affect Your Business." Presented to the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. September 9, 1997.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • "Time of year for charity and deductions." The Record (Business Forum), Dec. 14, 1998, p. F3.
  • Book Review."Federal Corporate Taxation" by H. E. Abrams and R. L. Doernberg.
  • Journal of the American Taxation Association. Fall 1995, p. 103-104.
  • "Follow guidelines for your tax deduction." Honolulu Advertiser, Dec. 22, 1992, p. C1.