Mission, Vision, and Guiding
The Department of Accounting and Taxation prepares students for
professional careers in accounting, taxation and related fields. In
all its endeavors, the Department is dedicated to fostering
academic excellence, moral leadership, professional responsibility
and social awareness in the Vincentian, Catholic tradition.
The Department of Accounting and Taxation intends to be recognized
as a leader in accounting and tax education.
We shall enable our students to obtain and advance their
professional careers in public accountancy or in managerial
positions in industry, government and not for profit
We shall excell in teaching and support a commitment to applied
research and continuous professional development.
We shall develop a work environment where faculty can develop
professionally and academically.
We shall maintain curricula that are of high quality and responsive
to the needs of our stakeholders.
We shall foster interaction among internal and external
The core values underlying both the Mission and Vision of the
Department of Accounting and Taxation are these guiding
Relevence. We develop and maintain
educational programs that provide the practical experience, solid
knowledge base, strong ethical foundation, and global perspective
that enable our graduates to make immediate and valuable
contributions as accounting and tax professionals. We provide
curricula that form the basis for life-long commitment to
development and professional growth and provide the technical
competency to allow our graduates to sit for professional
examinations such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Student-Centered. We convey to our students a conceptual
understanding of accounting and taxation and its application to the
functional areas of business, government and non-profit
organizations. We enhance our student’s understanding of the
interpretation and use of financial information for decision making
in a constantly changing global economy. We
instill in our students an understanding of the ethical
responsibilities of accounting and tax professionals and the moral
dimension of business decisions. We help our students improve their
interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills and
enable them to utilize technology effectively.
Nimbleness. We respond rapidly, creatively, effectively and
efficiently to significant changes in the profession and to the
legitimate needs of our stakeholders. Our internal stakeholders
include our students, collegues and administrators Our external
stakeholders include employers of our students, professional
organizations, alumni, Catholic institutions, the
academic community and the business community. We acknowledge our
interdependence by working cooperatively across internal and
external boundaries for the best interests of our stakeholders. We
promote open and effective communication in a positive and
productive way while also maintaining a healthy perspective about
life and work. We foster rational, spirited inquiry and intelligent
reflection through innovative teaching, research and service.
Respect. We treat each other, and everyone we deal with, fairly and
with dignity, respect, and compassion. We value and embrace
different backgrounds, ideas, and contributions. We promote equal
opportunity, empowerment, and a continuous learning environment. We
reflect, in our work and demeanor, that we are educators obligated
to carry out our
responsibilities in a professional, courteous, and fair
Professionalism. We take personal responsibility and accept
accountability for achieving our Department’s goals effectively and
effciently. We continue to adhere to the highest standards of
excellence and personal integrity in all our endeavors. We help our
students develop a sense of professional and personal
responsibility by providing opportunities for their interaction
with the business community.