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The following course introduction videos pertain only to the Masters of Taxation courses offered by the FAU School of Accounting Executive Programs.
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.

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

Maria Blake teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation courses at FAU. She also holds a position within the IRS.

Education

  • To Be Added

Certifications

  • To Be Added

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

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

TAX 6065: Federal Tax Research

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)

TAX 6065: Tax Research

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6105: Corporate Taxation

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6205: Partnership Taxation

Dr. Orbach teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation program at FAU.

Education

  • Ph D (1978) Accounting, Texas A & M University
  • MS (1975) Accounting, Northeastern University
  • Other (1974) Mathematics, Brandeis University
  • BA (1970) Mathematics, Wesleyan University
  • MA (1970) Mathematics, Wesleyan University

Professional Certifications

  • CPA, State of Florida
  • CPA, State of Texas

TAX 6405: Estates & Trusts: Planning & Taxation

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6525: International Taxation

Education

  • To be added

Certifications

  • To be added

TAX 6875: Contemporary Tax Topics

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6877: IRS Practice & Procedures

Maria Blake teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation courses at FAU. She also holds a position within the IRS.

Education

  • To Be Added

Certifications

  • To Be Added

TAX 6877: IRS Practice & Procedures

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)

The following course introduction videos pertain only to the Masters of Taxation courses offered by the FAU School of Accounting Executive Programs.
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.

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

Maria Blake teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation courses at FAU. She also holds a position within the IRS.

Education

  • To Be Added

Certifications

  • To Be Added

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6025: Concepts of Federal Income Tax

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

TAX 6065: Federal Tax Research

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)

TAX 6065: Tax Research

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6105: Corporate Taxation

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6205: Partnership Taxation

Dr. Orbach teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation program at FAU.

Education

  • Ph D (1978) Accounting, Texas A & M University
  • MS (1975) Accounting, Northeastern University
  • Other (1974) Mathematics, Brandeis University
  • BA (1970) Mathematics, Wesleyan University
  • MA (1970) Mathematics, Wesleyan University

Professional Certifications

  • CPA, State of Florida
  • CPA, State of Texas

TAX 6405: Estates & Trusts: Planning & Taxation

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6525: International Taxation

Education

  • To be added

Certifications

  • To be added

TAX 6875: Contemporary Tax Topics

Dr. Smatrakalev has over 30 years in the field of Academia as a researcher in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and associate professor in numerous Bulgarian Universities. He has held high governmental office as Chairman of the Board and CEO of nonbanking financial Institution in Bulgaria, consultant and evaluator to the World Bank and European Commission. Since 2003 he is instructor at FAU teaching in the field of taxation.

Education

  • Other (1998) Carl Duisburg Geselschaft e. V.
  • Ph D (1988) Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • MS (1982) Economics, University for National and World Economy
  • MBA (1981) Business Administration, University for National and World Economy

Certifications

  • Commercial Framework for Private Sector Development Certificate

TAX 6877: IRS Practice & Procedures

Maria Blake teaches in the Executive Master of Taxation courses at FAU. She also holds a position within the IRS.

Education

  • To Be Added

Certifications

  • To Be Added

TAX 6877: IRS Practice & Procedures

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)
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