Seth Sikkema

Seth Sikkema
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: 503-554-2813
Office Location: Newberg Campus, Hoover 119

Office Hours: By appointment only


Seth Sikkema is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in both public and private financial reporting and accounting. Seth has served clients represented by the retail, high technology, service and regulated utilities industries. Prior to coming to George Fox, Seth prepared annual and quarterly SEC filings for Idaho Power Company and Albertson’s, Inc. Seth was also a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen and the finance director for The River Church Community in San Jose, Calif.

Seth has a passion for international travel and culture and has served as board member for AHEAD Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit entity organized to promote the economic self-sufficiency of the third-world church in West Africa. His wife Jill is his best friend and confidant, and has (bravely!) stood by his side during each adventure they have encountered. They have three children: Zeke, Ellie and Simon. Seth firmly believes in vocation as ministry and is committed to the holistic mission of George Fox.

Professor Sikkema teaches:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Fraud Examination


  • MBA, Boise State University
  • BS in Accounting, George Fox University
  • BA in Spanish, George Fox University

Community Service

  • Men’s Council, Grace Baptist Church

  • VITA Volunteer, George Fox University

  • Board Member, AHEAD Ministries (2001-2002)

Research Interests

  • International Financial Reporting Standards and their impact on global capital markets

  • Accounting disclosures and how technology might signal whether companies are overly positive or negative

  • Fraud and society, and why we are experience higher levels of fraud in the U.S.

  • Why audit committees and/or audit teams do not detect fraud more frequently

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