Associate Professor of Accounting
individual, small business, corporate taxation, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
If your goal is to become a CPA, the state of Indiana requires you have 150 credit hours on your transcript (a degree from Franklin College in accounting only requires 120). At Franklin College, we are able to get our students through the accounting curriculum in 4 years with 150 credit hours so they are ready to sit for the exam if they choose. Many other schools have a 5-year program that gets their students to 150 hours. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this task and the accounting faculty work with students to make sure they are on a path to 150 that best suits their needs and areas of interest.
Franklin College provides accounting majors specifically with an opportunity to interview with a variety of firms – from public accounting, governmental agencies, industry, and small private firms – at the annual Accounting Interview Day held in the Indianapolis area. Other smaller schools attend this event and students generally speak with and/or interview with anywhere from 2-10 potential employers that day. This event is not only a great way learn and practice networking and interviewing skills, but it’s also the day where most of our students acquire internship opportunities.
After graduating from Franklin College, I passed the CPA exam on the first try!
I enjoy almost anything outdoors – hiking, swimming, walking my dog, and kayaking are a few of my favorites.