The University of Connecticut has embarked on an ambitious hiring initiative to expand its faculty and senior academic leadership across disciplines, investing in 500 tenure-track faculty positions over the next four years.
As a result of this initiative, the Accounting Department is delighted to welcome two new faculty members in the 2013-2014 academic year. These new faculty bring a diverse array of expertise and research interests to the school and our students.
Paul Glotzer joins the faculty after serving as an adjunct lecturer in the Accounting Department of the UConn School of Business since 2012. Prior to UConn, Paul served as project manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Prior to FASB, he served as director of accounting and auditing at Shein, Cohen, Palmer & Company, LLC, for twenty years. Paul also worked as a manager at Kostin Ruffkess & Company for ten years subsequent to working as a staff accountant for three years at Troub, Glotzer, & Company.
Paul’s areas of expertise include: U.S. GAAP and its application to financial statement preparation, audits, reviews, and compilations; income tax planning and compliance for corporations, partnerships, and individuals; and payroll and sales taxes. He has also published in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Journal of Accountancy. In addition to his affiliation with the AICPA, Paul is a very active member in the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants where he currently serves or has served on several committees, including Technical Reviewer and Chair of the Accounting and Reporting Standards Committee; the Board of Governors; Compilation and Review Committee; Professional Ethics Committee; Peer Reviewer; Management of an Accounting Practice Committee and Relations with Secondary School Committee. He was also voted Committee Member of the Year for 2000-2001. Paul is a CPA and graduated with High Honors from the University of Connecticut in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree Accounting. He is also the new faculty advisor to the Accounting Society at UConn.
Arthur Schmeiser joins the UConn faculty after serving 38 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he retired as a senior partner. Art served clients in a variety of industries but had a focus on clients in consumer businesses such as Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Procter & Gamble, Saks 5th Avenue, Sears, Talbots, The May Department Stores Company and Timberland. In addition to his client work, he has held various leadership positions within D&T, both domestically and internationally. He has broad experience in Securities and Exchange Commission [including serving as an SEC fellow from 1979 to 1981] and other accounting and reporting requirements having been involved with numerous initial public offerings, secondary offerings, public merger filings and public and private company audits. He has extensive experience dealing with Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and Senior Executives of U.S public companies in accounting and reporting areas, along with strategic acquisition and other business matters.
Art is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Society of Certified Public Accountants in the states of Connecticut and New York. Art earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University in 1971.