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Since opening our doors more than 100 years ago, Bentley has been at the forefront of preparing students to thrive in accounting careers in public and private sectors both locally and abroad. Combining a core of accounting principles and practices with innovative technology and cutting-edge research, our curriculum will ensure that you’re ready to tackle the complexities of the industry. Regardless of the sector, accounting will always play a critical role in the ever-changing business world. With Bentley’s integrated degree programs, you’ll be exposed to a wide array of courses and disciplines to ensure that you are equipped with the diverse skillsets and ethical standards needed to stand out from peers in the field.

Mission: The Department of Accountancy provides an internationally recognized transformative accounting education. We prepare our students as ethical, technically agile, and socially minded citizens who can adapt to the fast-changing business landscape. We produce high-caliber scholarly research that helps improve the classroom experience and advance accounting knowledge.  

Vision: Building upon a century of success, the accounting department will be the preferred accounting program for students and stakeholders and a model for accounting programs around the world. We will educate ethical and adaptable business professionals who embrace data-driven accounting decision-making. Faculty will produce innovative, high-quality scholarly research that informs the global profession.

Gujarathi receives 2021 Adamian Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence

A firm believer in teaching beyond the textbook, Rae D. Anderson Professor of Accounting Mahendra Gujarathi uses real-world examples to engage students in lively classroom discussions that enhance their critical thinking skills as well as their knowledge of accounting concepts: “My greatest joy comes from seeing the light of connection in their eyes.”  


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New Master’s Fellowship aims to increase accounting industry diversity

Bentley’s new Master’s in Accounting Fellowship program aims to provide groups underrepresented in the profession with the financial, academic and career support they need to embark on a rewarding career. Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship towards a MSA degree and customized career development support.  

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Krishnan explores how ethnicity influences audit partner success

In new research, Trustee Professor of Accounting Gopal Krishnan examines racial bias in the accounting industry. He found that while ethnic minority audit partners — individuals of Asian, Black or Hispanic origin with executive-level status and a financial stake in their firms — deliver higher-quality work than their white counterparts, they are more likely to be replaced after a financial restatement.   

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Advisory Board


Laurie Austin ’86 MST, Partner, DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP

Todd Berry ’83, Partner, BDO LLP

Tarra Curran ’01 MST, Managing Director, CBIZ, Inc., CPA, MST

Kristin J D'Ambrosio, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

James DeLeo, Partner, Gray, Gray & Gray CPA

David Frankel ’96, Tax Partner, RSM

Judith M. Gonsalves, Chief Internal Auditor, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Sheila Harrington ’87, Partner, KPMG LLP

Kevin Holmes, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Bill Hildebrand '96, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Ralph Jenkins ’77, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Brian MacArthur ’95, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Joshua Marine, Vice President, Fidelity Enterprise Risk Management

Jennifer Popper, Hull Speed Associates, Inc., CPT, MST

Charles A. Rizzo ’81, Chief Financial Officer, John Hancock Funds



Learn more about the Howard A. Winer ‘58 Lab for Economics, Accounting and Finance (LEAF) 

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Tracy Noga, Ph.D., CPA
Accounting Department Chair
Adamian Academic Center 212


Joy Gray
Lecturer and Vice Chair, Accounting
Adamian Academic Center 210


Lisa Maillet
Sr. Academic Coordinator
Adamian Academic Center 208