Carlos Fernandez Varela

Instructor in-Residence


Carlos Fernandez Varela joins the Accounting Department at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business in Storrs, Connecticut as an Instructor In-Residence.  Before joining UConn, he was a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of Connecticut (UConn)’s School of Business in Stamford, Connecticut, and of Auditing at both, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business’ Master of Accounting, in New York, and Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Mr. Fernandez Varela worked for about 30 years as an Audit Partner at KPMG. In this position, he held significant leadership roles in the United States and Latin America, built and directed high-performing age-diverse teams, and provided advice in SEC regulations, accounting, and other technical issues to senior leaders and BODs of foreign private issuers (FPIs) listed in the U.S.’ capital market with operations in the Telecom, Consumer Products, Multilateral Development Banks, Manufacturing, and Energy industries. Mr. Fernandez Varela also worked for about two years at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in New York City.  During this extensive career, he developed a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in accounting, auditing, risk management, audits of internal controls, U.S. GAAP, PCAOB Standards, and IFRS.

Mr. Fernandez Varela has a deep knowledge of the Latin American business culture and practices. He is fluent in Spanish and English with a professional proficiency in Portuguese. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the U.S. and also in Peru and Venezuela. He majored Cum Laude in a five-year degree in Accounting at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).