Seth Sikkema

Seth Sikkema
Associate Professor of Accounting

Phone: 503-554-2813
Email:
ssikkema@georgefox.edu
Office Location: Newberg Campus, Hoover 119

Office Hours: By appointment only

 
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Seth Sikkema joined the College of Business in 2007.  Seth is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in auditing and financial reporting.  In 2013 Seth was recognized with the Medal of Achievement by the Portland Police Bureau for the development of the Justice for Fraud Victims Project.  He also received the Best Paper – Pedagogy award for the paper entitled “Justice for Fraud Victims Project: An Accounting Education Innovation” received at the 2013 Christian Business Faculty Association annual conference.  Prior to his work at George Fox, he served several Fortune 50 clients in the high technology, retail, service and regulated utilities sectors.  He also served as the finance director for The River Church Community while residing in San Jose, Calif.
 
Seth lives in Newberg, Oregon.  He is married to his best friend and confidant (Jill!) and has three children.  Seth has a passion for international travel and culture, having been involved with Juniors Abroad tours to West, East, and South Africa as well as various church missions trips abroad.  He finds great joy and satisfaction in helping college students discover 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
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Education

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

Community Service

  • Justice for Fraud Victims Project, George Fox University

  • Elder, Grace Baptist Church
  • Juniors Abroad Co-leader (East Africa, West Africa), George Fox University
  • VITA Volunteer, George Fox University
  • Board Member, AHEAD Ministries

Research Interests

  • Professional skepticism
  • Fraud and society
  • Moral character development and ethics

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Sikkema, S. (2014). Justice for fraud victims project: An accounting education innovation. Christian Business Academy Review.
  • Sikkema, S. (2013). Justice for fraud victims project: An accounting education innovation. The Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: Proceedings.
  • Sauerwein, J., & Sikkema, S. (2013). Integrating Professionalism into the Accounting Curriculum. The Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: Proceedings.
  • Sikkema, S., Sauerwein, J., Halley, R., Rahschulte, T., & VandenHoek, J. (2013). A Christian business perspective on the development of student character.  Calvin College Kuyers Institute’s “Virtues, Vices, and Teaching” Conference: Proceedings.
  • Sikkema, S. (2013). “Charles Crocker.” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, ed. Lawrence M. Salinger and J. Geoffrey Golson.
  • Sikkema, S. (2013). “Global Crossing.” In Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, ed. Lawrence M. Salinger and J. Geoffrey Golson.
  • Sikkema, S., & Sauerwein, J. (2013). The intersection of culture and learning in accounting education: Findings and implications. American Accounting Association Western Region Conference: Proceedings (2013).
  • Sikkema, S. (2012). The harmonization of accounting standards. ACBSP Annual Edition, Vol. 3.
  • Halley, R., Rahschulte, T., VandenHoek, J., & Sikkema, S. (2012). Addressing today’s talent gap: An inductive investigation into balancing the demand and supply of 21st century workforce talent.  Advances in Business Research.
  • Halley, R., Rahschulte, T., Sikkema, S., & VandenHoek, J. (2012). A prized product: Pushing business education closer to the world’s need. The Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: Proceedings.

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