Marcus Burger

Marcus Burger, Ph.D.

Marcus Burger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting

James A. Thomas Hall, 275



Dr. Marcus Burger is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He earned his undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Weber State University and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Utah. Dr. Burger’s research has been published in top accounting journal including Contemporary Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. He has received research rewards for his valuation research and his case study in fraud. His research focuses on how accounting information informs valuation, how market participants affect stock prices, and how firms respond to internal control and cyber security issues. He has taught courses in intermediate and advanced financial accounting, financial statement analysis, accounting theory, and accounting information systems. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Burger was a Senior Application Analyst for J.C. Penney & Co., Inc. in the company’s accounting department.


Picard, R. R., M. Burger, and M. Kraut. Bad Day at New Day Products. (Forthcoming in Issues in Accounting Education)

Burger, M., and J. Wen. 2022. The relative and incremental value relevance of goodwill before and after SFAS No. 142. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, forthcoming. Burger, M., K. T. Smith, L. M. Smith, and J. Wood. 2022. An examination of fraud risk at oil and gas companies. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, forthcoming.

Burger, M., K. T. Smith, L. M. Smith, and J. Wood. 2020. How oil and gas firms can combat human trafficking. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly 69(2): 301-316. Burger, M., L. M. Smith, and J. Wood. 2020. Recent cybercrimes and cybersecurity strategies. Internal Auditing. January-February, 35(1): 12-19.

Burger, M. and A. Curtis. 2017. Aggregate noise trader risk, mispricing, and accounting fundamentals. Contemporary Accounting Research 34 (3): 1418-1445.



  • 2022 IGBR Fall Conference Distinguished Research Award
  • 2021 Summer Research Fellowship, Center for Advanced Energy Studies
  • 2019 TLC Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association, Western Region
  • 2018 Summer research grant, Idaho State University
  • 2017 Summer research grant, Idaho State University
  • 2017 Nelson Family Endowed Professorship in Accounting
  • 2016 Summer research grant, Idaho State University
  • 2014 CAR conference invitation
  • 2011-2012 Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellow in Political Economy, University of Utah


2009-Present American Accounting Association

2012-Present American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member only)