Charlie Sparks

Dr. H. Charlie Sparks

Charlie Sparks

Program Director, Accounting and Finance Program
Professor, Accounting and Finance 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. (in press, 2018). “It’s Illegal! – Marijuana Related Business and the Accounting Profession.” Journal of Accounting and Finance, 18(9).

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). Ch.4 Accounting for Your Fish Business; Ch.8 E-Commerce & Social Media; Ch.9 Forming a Seafood Direct Marketing Cooperative. In Fishermen’s Direct Marketing Manual (5th ed.). Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 9-12; 22-26; 27-28.



Courses Taught

ACCT 401, ACCT 414, ACCT 452, ACCT 472