Professor of Accounting and Taxation
Professor Irene N. McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Accounting, from New York University and is currently registered as a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. She obtained her audit experience with DeSantis & Prinzi (now DeSantis, Doxey, Giovianzzo & Prinzi) and provided consulting services to that firm. Professor McCarthy has written frequently in the field of financial accounting and ethics education as well as appearing on CNBC World News as a business ethics expert. She has written ten articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented several papers, eleven of which were published in the proceedings of those peer-reviewed academic forums.
Professor McCarthy was appointed by the Regents of the University of the State of New York to serve as a Board Member of the New York State Board of Public Accountancy, of the Department of Education, Office of the Professions. Professor McCarthy chairs the Education Committee and serves as a member of the Licensing Committee and the Discipline Committee. She was elected President of the Staten Island chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and became a member of the General Committee on Higher Education and Entry to the Profession. At the statewide level she served in several capacities including: Treasurer, Executive Committee Member and Director, and Trustee - Foundation for Accounting Education. Her executive committee appointments included: Audit Committee, Budget Committee, Budget Oversight Committee, Investment Committee of New York State Society Funds, Continuing Professional Education - General Committee, and the Continuing Professional Education Committee, Subcommittee of the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE). She also served as a member of the AICPA Council, which is its policy-making governing body.
Professor McCarthy is the recipient of the 1998/99 NYSSCPA Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education, the Distinguished Faculty Award, NYSSCPA, the Paul S. Lomax Business Education Award and the "Best Article - 1994 business publication award from New York University, the 2000/2001 Teaching Excellence Award from the Tobin College of Business and the University's Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award and its Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.