Edward R. Jenkins

Instructor in Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 321 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-0602
E-mail: erj2@psu.edu


Ed is a seasoned business executive and educator possessing an extensive background in tax, manufacturing and business. His experience includes more than 30 years in the accounting profession. He has the distinction of being an alumnus of three of the remaining “Big 4” CPA firms. The first eight years of his experience was as an auditor in public accounting and as a controller of a NYSE listed company. His remaining experience was gained in taxation; including employment as a tax manager for another NYSE listed manufacturer, the head of a tax department in a mid-sized CPA firm, a “Big 4” tax consultant, and more recently as a Consultant in Tax at Boyer & Ritter, LLC. Ed is fortunate to be able to combine the audit and tax experience to provide substantial strength in ASC 740 tax provisions.

With substantial experience as a business writer, he is blessed with opportunities to regularly write for publication. He chaired the PICPA's CPA Journal Editorial Board for the 2013-2015 cycle and he chairs the PICPA Federal Tax Committee for the 2014-2016 cycle. Effective in June of 2015, he is a member of the PICPA Board of Directors. He formerly served the AICPA on the International Tax Technical Resource Panel. He will serve a three year term on AICPA Council beginning in October 2017.

Ed is thrilled to help build students of excellence in accounting and tax at the Smeal College of The Pennsylvania State University, while staying current in his profession at Boyer & Ritter, LLC!!

Current Research

Professor Jenkins research interests include Federal tax policy and the impact of taxation on multinationals, as evidenced by financial statement reporting and disclosure elements.


Managerial and Corporate Strategy
Personal Financial Planning
Taxation: International, Corporate, Pass-through, SALT, and ASC 740 Provisions

Publication List

Edward R. Jenkins, "The Murky Issue of Contingent Fees", PA CPA Journal, Fall 2015, 86.3, pp. 6 - 7.

Edward R. Jenkins, "THE ALLURE OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY RAISES ALL SORTS OF PASSIONS", PA CPA Journal, Spring 2015, 86.1, pp. 28-31.

Edward R. Jenkins, "The Business Case for Due Diligence in Tax Services", PICPA Journal, Spring 2017, 88, pp. 6-7.

Media Mention

Is Fiorina‚Äôs tax proposal three sheets to the wind?,  The Conversation

The next president's White House is more like a house of cards,  Central Penn Business Journal

Tips for Avoiding Trouble with Offshore Accounts,  Central Penn Business Journal

State College consultant makes sense of taxation,  Centre Daily Times

How is tax day different in 2017,  WalletHub

PICPA Holds a Roundtable with Senatory Casey,  PICPA Web Page

Penn State Smeal's Jenkins to Serve on AICPA Council,  Penn State News


PA CPA Journal Editorial Board Member (Chair 2014-15)


Master of Taxation, Tax Law, Villanova University, 2001

MBA, International Business and Accounting, Penn State University, 1984

B.S., Economics (International), Penn State University, 1977


ACCTG 405, Tax 1

ACCTG 806, Graduate Tax 2

ACCTG 812, Taxation