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Myrna Leah Fischman, PhD, CPA

Myrna FischmanOccupation: Professor Emerita; Accountant; Director

Education:
PhD, New York University (1976)
MS, Baruch College, The City College of New York (1964)
BS, Baruch College, The City College of New York (1960)

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant, State of New York (1964)

Career:
Director, Center for Accounting & Tax Education, Long Island University-Brooklyn (1986-Present)
Director, School of Professional Accountancy, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University (1984-Present)
Professor of Accounting Taxation and Law, Long Island University (1979-Present)
Self-Employed Accountant, New York, NY (1960-Present)
Coordinator, Graduate Capstone Courses, Long Island University (1982-1986)
Adviser, Long Island University (1970-1979)
Professor, Long Island University (1970-1979)
Community Fellowship Coordinator, Queens District Attorney’s Office (1970-1971)
Chief Accountant, Queens District Attorney’s Office (1969-1970)
Investigator of Rackets, Queens District Attorney’s Office (1969-1970)
Instructor of Accounting, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City, NY (1963-1966)
Vice Adviser, Center Commercial High School, New York City, NY (1963-1966)
Teacher of Accounting, Center Commercial High School, New York City, NY (1960-1963)
Chief Accountant Investigator, Queens District Attorney (1954-1970)
Chairman, Department of Accounting, Long Island University
Assistant to Controller, Sam Goody, Inc., New York City, NY

Career Related:
Lecturer, Tax Seminar, 200 Licensed Certified Public Accountants (2017); Special Trustee, Professor Leo Schloss Excellence in Accounting Scholarship; Adviser, Accounting Society, Long Island University; Developer, BS/MS Accounting Program, Long Island University

Civic:
Member, Business Education Advisory Council, Accounting Department Advisory Board, Borough of Manhattan Community College (1997-Present); Chairman, Supervisory Committee, LOMTO Federal Credit Union #1532, New York, NY (1983-2016); Member, Subcommittee on Business Education, Economic Development and Marketing Committee, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (1984-2015); Member, New York City Department of Education (1992-2000); Member, Legislative Advisory Board, New York State Assemblyman Dennis Butler (1979-1997); Chancellor, Committee Against Discrimination in Education (1976-1997); Member, Educational Task Force, AJC (1972-1995); Chairman, Consumer Council, Astoria Medical Center (1980-1992); Member, Steering Committee, Youth Division, New York County Democratic Committee (1967-1968); Representative, Women’s Activities Committee, Young Democrats of America (1967); Delegate to National Convention, Young Democrats of America (1967); Treasurer, Breakfree Inc., Lower East Side Preparatory School; Accountant, Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice; Adviser, Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice; Accountant-Consultant, Coalition Development Corporation; Accountant-Consultant, Interracial Council for Business Opportunities; Member, Research Consultant, Pre-Technology Program, New York City Board of Education

Creative Works:
Editor, Eastern Business Educators Journal (1988)

Achievements:
Developing a new business machine course and curriculum at the Borough of Manhattan Community College; Introducing the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) IRS program to Long Island University-Brooklyn campus; Founding the Center for Accounting and Tax Education, which brings continuing professional education to practicing accountants and now also offers continuing law education to attorneys; Developing articulation agreements with Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kingsboro Community College and New York Technical Community College; Developing 150 hour BS/MS Accounting program for the Long Island University-Brooklyn campus, which is approved by education department of New York state, in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant exam; Assisting the C.W. Post campus and the Southampton campus in developing their 150-hour BS/MS accounting programs, which are also approved by the education department of New York state, in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant exam; Creating the Myrna L. Fischman Excellence in Accounting Scholarship; Creating the brochures for the BS/MS accounting program and for the MS accounting and the MS in taxation; Successfully running the department upon its retirement with 79 percent of sections taught by competent professional adjunct faculty who are CPAs or attorneys; Introducing courses in fraud using materials from members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Visiting high schools and community colleges to recruit for the department and the school of business; Maintaining professional relations with NYSSCPA through its committee structure and other activities; Bringing “COAP” to Long Island University-Brooklyn; Participating in preparation of grant received by Long Island University from the department of the treasury; Being cited in The CPA Journal, which is published by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Awards:
Recipient, Special Award for 40 Years of Service to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), Internal Revenue Service (2014); Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Soroptimist International, Brooklyn, NY (1997); Recipient, Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1994-1995); Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Community Service Society (1969); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian

Memberships:
Member, Board of Directors, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (2005-Present); Member, Board of Directors, New York Chapter, American Accounting Association (1994-Present); Member, Public Relations Committee, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1992-Present); Member, General Committee on Education in Colleges and Universities, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1991-Present); Member,  Auditing Committee, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1991-Present); Member, Board of Directors, LOMTO Federal Credit Union (1989-Present); Director of Research and Manuscripts, American Accounting Association (1985-Present); Director, Brooklyn Chapter, Tax & Accounting Institute, Long Island University (1984-Present); Director, New York Chapter, Association of Government Accountants (1983-Present); Chairman, Supervisory Committee 1532, Federal Credit Union (1983-Present); Director, New York Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants (1983-Present); Member, Committee on Recruitment for CPA Careers, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1981-Present); President, Brooklyn Chapter, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (2001-2002); Vice President, Doctorate Association of New York Educators (1975-1997); Director of University Relations, New York Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants (1993-1994); Director of Manuscripts, New York Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants (1991-1992); President, New York Chapter, Association of Government Accountants (1990-1991); President, New York Chapter, American Accounting Association (1990-1991); President Elect, New York Chapter, American Accounting Association (1989-1990); President-elect, New York Chapter, Association of Government Accountants (1989-1990); Director of Public Relations, New York Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants (1987-1988); Director of Professional Development, New York Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants (1986-1987); Treasurer, Delta Pi Epsilon (1976); Vice President of Government Accountants, American Accounting Association (1973-1974); Treasurer, Graduate Students Organization, New York University (1971-1973); Chairman, Community Services Committee, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York (1967-1968); Co-Chairman, Annual Meeting, National Eastern Section, International Society for Business Education (1967); Member, National Education Association; Member, American Association of University Professors; Member, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants; Member, Young Alumni Association, American Association of Junior Colleges; Member, Financial Executives Institute; Member,  Jewish Guild for the Blind; Member, JBI International; Member, Community Welfare Committee Association; Member, Friends of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Member, Friends of the American Ballet Theatre; Member, Women’s City Club of New York; Active Participant, Financial Executives International

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Religion:
Jewish

Family:
Daughter of Isidore Fischman and Sally (Goldstein) Fischman

Biography Sources:
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