Paul Munter is a senior instructor of accounting at the Leeds School of Business. He teaches financial reporting and accounting ethics courses in the Division of Accounting’s undergraduate and masters programs.
Prior to joining the Leeds faculty on a full-time basis in the Fall 2019, Paul was a Senior Partner in the Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group (national office) with KPMG-US. He served as the lead technical partner for the US firm’s international accounting and IFRS activities and also served on KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel which is responsible for establishing KPMG positions on the application of IFRS. He also was involved in the development of firm positions in response to proposals from the IASB, FASB, SEC and other standard setters as well as the development of the firm’s guidance and publications including Comparison of IFRS to US GAAP, Business Combinations (both US GAAP and IFRS), Revenue Recognition (both US GAAP and IFRS), and First Impressions: IFRS 10, 11, and 12, Share-Based Payment (ASC 718), Statement of Cash Flows (ASC 230), Earnings per Share (ASC 260) and numerous other firm publications on US GAAP and IFRS.
He served as the Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on many of the Commission’s Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives and rule-making activities and early efforts between the IASB and FASB on convergence. Previously, he served as KPMG Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He earned his PhD in accounting at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Fresno State University. He is a CPA in New York, Florida, and Colorado.
He has published extensively on financial accounting and auditing issues with publications that have appeared in Accounting Review, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Behavioral Research in Accounting, ABACUS, CPA Journal, and other journals.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Accounting Association, on the Executive Committee of the International Accounting Section of the AAA, and on a number of other AAA committees.