Stamford Advocate – The experts are in high demand.
Professional services comprised one of only two job sectors that grew its ranks in the state in August. Stamford, in particular, represents a hub for some of the industry’s top firms, who are attracted by the city’s growing economy and proximity to New York City. A number of those companies are increasing their local ranks and expanding into promising digital fields.
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.
The Summer 2013 Accounting Department Newsletter is now available. There are many accomplishments by our students, faculty and alumni reported on the pages of this issue of the Newsletter. To highlight a few of these accomplishments, Emily Finn ’13 coordinated the VITA Program, which prepared 573 non-citizen tax returns. Emily and Kristina Allen ’09, ’13 MSA were selected as 2013 Hall of Fame Student Fellows. Annie Jensen ’13 was selected by the University Women’s Center as the School of Business recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Woman Academic Achievement Award. Congratulations to Ph.D. students Danielle Higgins and Li Qu for finishing their studies and best wishes for their faculty careers, Danielle at Baruch College and Li at Florida Atlantic University.
Congratulations to faculty members Sarah Rice and Dave Weber on their promotion to associate professors with tenure. Welcome to our new colleagues, Paul Glotzer and Arthur Schmeiser. Paul and Art bring a wealth of experience after distinguished service in the profession, Paul with the FASB and Shein, Cohen, Palmer & Company, LLC and Art as senior partner with Deloitte. In addition, we hope to add several tenure track faculty over the next two years.
» Access the Summer 2013 Accounting Department Newsletter (PDF)
In this issue:
Accountant of the Year
Annual Honors Banquet
New Advisory Council Members
Student Spotlight: Annie Jensen
2013 Hall of Fame
Alumni Spotlights: Kimberly Foster, Pat Notti, and Scott Cowen