Charlie Sparks

Dr. H. Charlie Sparks

Charlie Sparks

Program Director, Accounting Program
Professor, Accounting Program
217B Bunnell Building
(907) 474-5037


Research and Scholarly Interests

Economic Development



Corporate Governance



Certified Public Accountant



Ph.D., 1995, Accounting, University of Iowa


Recent Publications

Arkell, J., & Sparks, H. (2018). It’s Illegal! Marijuana related business and the accounting profession. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 18(9), 23-31.

Abramowicz, K., Sparks, H., & Berry, K. (2015). Annual filing season program: IRS's second bite at the apple. Practical Tax Strategies, 94(4), 153-158.

Abramowicz, K., Sparks, H., & Berry, K. (2014). Court rules IRS lacks authority to regulate tax return preparers. Practical Tax Strategies, 93(2), 67-72.

Sparks, H., & Lupinek, J. (2018). Chapter 4: Accounting for your fish business; Chapter 8: E-commerce & social media; Chapter 9: Forming a seafood direct marketing dooperative. In Johnson, T. (Ed.), Fishermen’s Direct Marketing Manual (5th edition) (pp. 9-12; 22-26; 27-28). Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.





Courses Taught

ACCT 401, ACCT 414, ACCT 452, ACCT 472