8321 Asmara Drive
Austin, Texas 78750
512-250-1277

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING

  • 1972-Present ROBERT ATKINS WALKER PC, CPA, PhD, Austin, Texas.
    President. Tax, accounting and business consulting services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts and estates, with specialties in international taxation, estate taxation, and taxation of the elderly.
  • 2005 THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas
    Lecturer, business entities and estates, trusts, & gifts graduate course.
  • 2001-2002 POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, California
    Professor, taxation and cost/managerial accounting (undergrad & MBA).
  • 1991-1999 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC
    Assistant Professor, taxation and managerial & cost accounting – undergrad and MBA.
  • 1976-1984 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Duluth Campus.
    Instructor in Accounting & Business Administration, taxation, managerial & cost accounting, IT, and quantitative methods – undergrad & grad.
  • 1979-1980 MOLECTRON CORPORATION, Sunnyvale, California.
    Chief Financial Officer. $15-million (inflation adjusted), 100-employee manufacturer of scientific and medical lasers.
  • 1971-1976 WALKER HYDRILL, INC., Duluth, Minnesota.
    Vice-President and General Manager. $5 million (inflation adjusted) wholesaler of drilling equipment. Tripled sales and profits.
  • 1969-1971 ARTHUR ANDERSEN & COMPANY, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Assistant Commercial Auditor.

EDUCATION:

  • 1984-1991 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas.
    PhD. Dissertation title: Do Taxes Matter? The Case of the Property-Casualty Insurance Industry. Received Outstanding [National] Tax Dissertation Award
  • 1973-1975 STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Palo Alto, California.
    MBA in finance. MBA Student Association Treasurer.
  • 1972-1973 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON BATES SCHOOL OF LAW, Houston, Texas.
    Endured one year; invited to join the Law Review. Co-founder, Christian Legal Society.
  • 1965-1969 RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston Texas.
    BA in economics, May 1969. Lettered in swimming. Received Outstanding Senior Service Award. Class Treasurer. Rookie of the Year – Beer/Bike Race.

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VOLUNTEERING:

  • New Song Ministries, Austin, TX – Board member and Treasurer
  • Boy Scout Troop 413, Armadillo District, Capitol Area Council – Committee Member and Treasurer

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Texas Forum on International Tax (co-founder of 40 member group of attorneys, CPAs, EAs, and a CFP)
  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas (EPCCT)
  • Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Certified Public Accountant: Licensed in Texas since 1972 (active), the District of Columbia since 1992 (active), and Minnesota since 1982 (inactive).
  • Married 20 years, 2 children: 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son, 6’0″; 165 lbs (me; not our son).