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Josh Filzen, PhD

Assistant Professor • (208) 426-3423 • Mail Stop: 1610
Office Number: MBEB 3103

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Josh Filzen, CPA, is currently an assistant professor for the Department of Accountancy at Boise State University, which he joined in 2015. He received a PhD in accounting from the University of Oregon, a M.S. and a B.B.A. in accountancy from Boise State University.

Filzen’s previous professional experience includes assistant professorships at the University of Nevada – Reno and Michigan Technological University, as well as a position as a senior accountant at Moss Adams, LLP.


  • PhD, Accounting, University of Oregon, 2011
  • M.S. Accountancy, Boise State University, 2005
  • B.B.A. Accountancy (summa cum laude), Boise State University, 2004

Featured Publications

  • Bergner, J.M., J.J. Filzen, and M.G. Simkin. (2016). Why Use Multiple Choice Questions with Excess Information? Journal of Accounting Education, 34: 1-12.
  • Filzen, J.J., and M.G. Simkin. (2016). Using Color to Enhance Spreadsheet Accuracy and Usefulness. ISACA Journal, 2.
  • Bergner, J.M., J.J. Filzen, and J.A. Wong. (2016). Navigating the Accounting Academic Job Market and Related Advice. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, 18: 147-176.
  • Filzen, J.J. (2015). The Information Content of Risk Factor Disclosures in Quarterly Reports. Accounting Horizons, 29 (4): 887-916.
  • Filzen, J.J., and K. Peterson. (2015). Financial Statement Complexity and Meeting Analysts' Expectations. Contemporary Accounting Research, 32 (4): 1517-1594.
  • Filzen, J.J., and M.G. Simkin. (2015). Audit Accounting Data Using Excel Pivot Tables: An Aging of Accounts Receivable Example. ISACA Journal, 1: 43-48.