I currently am an assistant professor of accounting practice at Moravian College in Bethlehem PA, I teach a wide range of courses including Financial Accounting, Federal Income Taxes, Managerial Accounting (graduate course), and Decision-Making (graduate course). However, I came to the academic world the long way around. For a substantial part of my career, I was a CPA in public and private practice. Eventually, I completed my doctorate in liberal arts at Drew University in Madison NJ.
Aside from my teaching background, I have extensive corporate management experience, including being:
- An audit manager at KPMG where I was responsible for the Panasonic and several large NJ bank audits. I developed significant expertise in SEC matters.
- Controller of a large financial institution. My innovative tax strategy resulted in a $16 million tax refund.
- CFO of a merchant banking firm with affiliates in the brokerage, real estate, and natural products world. I developed significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions.
- CFO of a privately owned toy company. During my time here, I was the first person to install SAP in a company with revenues under $100 million. In conjunction with my IT Director, we developed an innovative approach to the installation of the R3 software.
- CFO of a publicly traded engineering services company with over $350 million in revenue and approximately 4,000 employees. I led a restatement of the company’s financial reports.
- The manager of a small consulting practice,including
- Interim CFO of:
- A construction and masonry company
- A medical devices company
- A start-up pharma company
- CFO of a Catholic dioceses
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Center of Independent Living
- A representative of my clients before the Appellate division of the IRS.
- Interim CFO of:
I believe I bring a wide array of skills to the classroom, as I was responsible for every area of a company over the course of my career, including sales.