The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy program, is the only one of its kind offered in Northern Ohio. It provides substantive technical and professional knowledge, skills and abilities needed to function as a taxation specialist. Though it is primarily intended for practicing accountants and attorneys who wish to further or pursue a career in taxation, other individuals with an interest in a specialized taxation degree may find the program valuable.
Among the advantages of enrolling in the program are the following:
The MTax curriculum consists of 24 credits of required taxation classes and six credits of elective classes in specialized taxation areas. Two foundation courses (Financial Accounting Principles and Survey of Federal Taxation) may be required for students who have not had similar classes in their undergraduate or graduate programs. Students must take those classes prior to starting the MTax program.
Semesters are sixteen weeks long and summer sessions will be five to ten weeks. Summer classes may meet one night each week with balance of the class supplemented with significant web-based support. Summer classes that are offered over a five week period may meet more than one evening each week.
The MTax Program Governance Board is composed of experienced tax professionals and executives. All faculty who teach in the program are members of the Board. The Board serves as a forum for sharing ideas about the program and for ensuring that the curriculum is always relevant. The Board also helps with strategic planning and student recruitment.
MTax Program Governance Board Members
Bob Ahonen, Manager of Taxes, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Mark Barrus , VP and Controller,NACCA Industries, Inc.
Andrew Bernat , Tax Counsel, The Sherwin Williams Company
Jim Bowen , Partner, Bober Markey Fedorovich & Company.
Richard Burke, Partner, Brennan, Manna & Diamond
Laura Culp , Partner, BCG & Co.
Steve Dimengo , Partner, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
Tom Freeman, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton - Cleveland
Joel Hamsher , CFO, Akron Auto Auction
Al Higgins, Partner, Ernst & Young
Bill Hoelting, VP Tax-Retired, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Daniel Hursh , Tax Partner, Plante & Moran
David Klausman , Director, Global Tax Management, Inc.
Mike Kolk, Partner, Cohen & Company
David Lewis , Partner, Krugliak, Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA
Alvin Lieberman , Assistant Professor of Accounting
Bob Littman, Managing Director and CEO, SS&G Financial Services
Allan Lyons, Tax Director, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Mindy Malbasa , Managing Director, Tax Learning, Grant Thornton LLP
Robert Malone, Partner, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
Gregory McClure , Partner, Crowe Horwath
Greg McNulty , Tax Partner, Bruner-Cox LLP
Angelina Milo, Partner, Tax, Cohen & Company
Chuck Mullen , Principal, Apple Growth Partners
Bill Nolan , Executive Director, Ernst & Young
Michael Pasternak, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young
Dan Riemenschneider , Tax Partner, Bruner-Cox LLP
Erik Rosenfeld , International Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mona Sarkar, VP Wealth Sales Team Manager, FirstMerit Private Client Services
Jon Stefanik , Associate, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
Carol Szczepanik , Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Alfred Tobin, VP Tax Services Group, Meaden & Moore Ltd
Michael Urse , Tax Partner and National Co-Leader of International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Frank Vari , VP, Tax, PolyOne
Jeffrey Walters, Director, CBIZ / Mayer Hoffman McCann