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The following course introduction videos pertain only to the Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Professional Accounting Program. This is not a complete list of courses offered.  Courses offered may be subject to change. Please call us at 1-855-Join-FAU for more information.

ACG 6027: Financial Accounting Concepts

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6137: Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6347: Cost Accounting Theory and Practice

Mary Walsh, native New Englander, has over fifteen years of experience in public accounting (including eight years in the “Big 4”). She joined the FAU faculty in 2008.

Education

  • Other (1995) Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting
  • LLM (1992) Taxation, Boston University School of Law Graduate Program
  • JD (1991) Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • BA (1987) English, University of Massachusetts
  • Other (1986) English, University of Kent

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Licensed to Practice Law
  • Completed the AACSB Bridge Program, Newport Beach, CA

ACG 6347: Cost Accounting Theory and Practice

Professor Kohlbeck’s area of expertise is financial accounting and reporting and is currently teaching financial accounting courses at the University. Previously, Mark was an auditor and management consultant for Deloitte & Touche in Dallas and Milwaukee. His professional experience includes restructuring troubled financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support.

Education

  • Ph D (1999) Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA (1988) Finance, Southern Methodist University
  • BBA (1982) Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

ACG 6475: Accounting Information Systems

Graduate of University of South Florida (Ph.D.), Northern Illinois University (MAS), and Michigan State University (BA): all in Accounting

Education

  • Ph D (2002) Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, University of South Florida
  • MA (1995) Financial Accounting, Northern Illinois University
  • BA (1993) Accounting, Michigan State University

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant #28161 — (Active until 10/31/2018)

ACG 6635: Auditing Theory & Practice

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6655: Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice

George Young practiced public accounting for nine years and is currently academic director of both the forensic concentration in the Masters of Accounting program at FAU and the School of Accounting Executive Programs. He also published articles in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Research on Accounting Ethics, The Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Journal.

Education

  • Ph D (1996) Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington
  • MA (1988) Taxation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • BS (1980) Accounting, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Licensed Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

ACG 6687: Accounting Fraud Examination Conducts & Procedures

Dr. Pacini brings into the classroom guest speakers from the FBI, IRS, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, and the private sector to give students a better idea of the types of jobs that exist in the field outside of the four big public accounting firms.

As a well published author, he has written or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a textbook called “The Essentials of Forensic Accounting,” which was published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His work has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute for Fraud Prevention.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Florida State University
  • Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Le Moyne College

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Forensics
  • The Florida Bar
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor

ACG 6688: Forensic Accounting & the Legal Environment

Dr. Pacini brings into the classroom guest speakers from the FBI, IRS, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, and the private sector to give students a better idea of the types of jobs that exist in the field outside of the four big public accounting firms.

As a well published author, he has written or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a textbook called “The Essentials of Forensic Accounting,” which was published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His work has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute for Fraud Prevention.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Florida State University
  • Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Le Moyne College

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Forensics
  • The Florida Bar
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor

The following course introduction videos pertain only to the Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Professional Accounting Program. This is not a complete list of courses offered.  Courses offered may be subject to change. Please call us at 1-855-Join-FAU for more information.

ACG 6027: Financial Accounting Concepts

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6137: Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6347: Cost Accounting Theory and Practice

Mary Walsh, native New Englander, has over fifteen years of experience in public accounting (including eight years in the “Big 4”). She joined the FAU faculty in 2008.

Education

  • Other (1995) Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting
  • LLM (1992) Taxation, Boston University School of Law Graduate Program
  • JD (1991) Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • BA (1987) English, University of Massachusetts
  • Other (1986) English, University of Kent

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Licensed to Practice Law
  • Completed the AACSB Bridge Program, Newport Beach, CA

ACG 6347: Cost Accounting Theory and Practice

Professor Kohlbeck’s area of expertise is financial accounting and reporting and is currently teaching financial accounting courses at the University. Previously, Mark was an auditor and management consultant for Deloitte & Touche in Dallas and Milwaukee. His professional experience includes restructuring troubled financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support.

Education

  • Ph D (1999) Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MBA (1988) Finance, Southern Methodist University
  • BBA (1982) Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

ACG 6475: Accounting Information Systems

Graduate of University of South Florida (Ph.D.), Northern Illinois University (MAS), and Michigan State University (BA): all in Accounting

Education

  • Ph D (2002) Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, University of South Florida
  • MA (1995) Financial Accounting, Northern Illinois University
  • BA (1993) Accounting, Michigan State University

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant #28161 — (Active until 10/31/2018)

ACG 6635: Auditing Theory & Practice

Dr. Julia Higgs, CPA, teaches auditing and financial accounting at FAU. She has published in academic in professional journals on numerous topics relevant to the accounting profession.

Education

  • Ph D (1998) Business Administration (Accounting), University of South Carolina
  • MA (1985) Master of Accountancy, University of Tennessee
  • BS (1984) Accounting, University of Tennessee

Certifications

  • CPA

ACG 6655: Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice

George Young practiced public accounting for nine years and is currently academic director of both the forensic concentration in the Masters of Accounting program at FAU and the School of Accounting Executive Programs. He also published articles in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Research on Accounting Ethics, The Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Journal.

Education

  • Ph D (1996) Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington
  • MA (1988) Taxation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • BS (1980) Accounting, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Licensed Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

ACG 6687: Accounting Fraud Examination Conducts & Procedures

Dr. Pacini brings into the classroom guest speakers from the FBI, IRS, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, and the private sector to give students a better idea of the types of jobs that exist in the field outside of the four big public accounting firms.

As a well published author, he has written or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a textbook called “The Essentials of Forensic Accounting,” which was published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His work has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute for Fraud Prevention.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Florida State University
  • Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Le Moyne College

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Forensics
  • The Florida Bar
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor

ACG 6688: Forensic Accounting & the Legal Environment

Dr. Pacini brings into the classroom guest speakers from the FBI, IRS, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, and the private sector to give students a better idea of the types of jobs that exist in the field outside of the four big public accounting firms.

As a well published author, he has written or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a textbook called “The Essentials of Forensic Accounting,” which was published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). His work has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Institute for Fraud Prevention.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Florida State University
  • Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Le Moyne College

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Forensics
  • The Florida Bar
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor
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