Suzanne Cansler

Instructor in-Residence


Education/Professional Certification

  • MS, Accounting, University at Albany (SUNY Albany)
  • BS, Finance, University of Colorado
  • BA, French, University of Colorado
  • CPA (licensed in NY; certification in CT)

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Accounting
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems

Publications and Presentations

  • Cansler, S. E. (2020). GASB Statement No. 91: How the New Standard Improves Financial Reporting of Conduit Debt. Journal of Government Financial Management, (1 ed., vol. 69, pp. 47-51). Alexandria, Virginia: Association of Government Accountants/Ann M. Ebberts, PMP
  • Cansler, S and Adams, L: It Takes a Village: Effective Measures to Reach Every Corner of the Lecture Hall.: Faculty Focus  June 2010:
  • “Engaging a Village: Effective Strategies to Reach Every Corner of the Lecture Hall,” American Accounting Association Midyear Conference, round-table presenter. Dallas, TX, 2018


Suzanne Cansler joined the University of Connecticut faculty in August of 2015 as an Instructor-in-Residence in the School of Business. She has been teaching Principles of Financial Accounting to undergraduate students and Governmental Accounting and Global Financial Reporting to graduate students.

Suzanne is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting from the University at Albany and Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and French from the University of Colorado. She currently serves as a peer reviewer on the editorial board for The Journal of Government Financial Management. She previously was the Director of Accounting Programs for the University at Albany. She was also a lecturer in the School of Business – Department of Accounting and Law, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate-level accounting and auditing courses for over 15 years.

From 2012 to 2013, Suzanne spent two years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Maastricht University and Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

From 2008 to 2011, Suzanne served as the Comptroller for the Town of Bethlehem in Delmar, New York. She was also the Chief Fiscal Officer for the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA) in upstate New York.

Her career in accounting also includes consulting work for the Professional Development Program – SUNY Research Foundation, the Becker CPA review, the New York State Dormitory Authority, Lavelle, and Finn, LLC, PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers and Lybrand), and the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2006 she received the University at Albany Dean W. Warren Hayes Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching. Suzanne is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society for Business Administration and Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of CPAs, and the Association of Governmental Accountants.



Contact Information
Reachable through Office 365 - Microsoft Teams
Mailing AddressUnit 1041-041a
CoursesACCT 2001, ACCT 3201, ACCT 5535, ACCT 5559
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