Accounting

College of Business and Public Affairs

Office: 312 Anderson Hall
West Chester Pa 19383
Phone: 610-436-2261
Email: Department Chair


Alumni Testimonials

Graduates from the Accounting program at West Chester University can be found in all walks of life - in public accounting, banking, government institutions, military, research and educational institutions, and the private sector.

W. Clay Bowen, WCU 1985 Thomas Mills IV, CPA, WCU 1981
Charles J Caikoski, WCU 1989 Francis Rim, CPA, WCU 1998
Jason Casterline, WCU 1982 Nicole Scimone, CPA, WCU 1997
Renee A. Chico, CPA, WCU 1990

W. Clay Bowen

"Although I am no longer in the Accounting profession, as I now work in the IT field, my accounting background has proven to be beneficial in the area of work that I perform today. The combination of my financial skills and my technical knowledge has helped to accelerate my career."

-W. Clay Bowen, WCU 1985
Applications Technical Director,
Weston Solutions, Inc

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Charles J. Caikoski

"I am very grateful to members of the Accounting deparment faculty for setting a high academic standard. It paid dividends for me when I arrived at PriceWaterhouseCoopers."

-Charles J. Caikoski, CPA, WCU 1989
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Partner

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Jason Casterline

"I am very grateful to members of the Accounting deparment faculty for setting a high academic standard. It paid dividends for me when I arrived at PriceWaterhouseCoopers."

-Charles J. Caikoski, CPA, WCU 1989
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Partner

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Renee A. Chico

"The breadth and depth of the WCU academic instructions thoroughly prepared me for the CPA exam and the public accounting profession. I prefer to hire a WCU Accounting graduate whenever possible as other college's accounting graduates do not seem to have the depth of knowledge that WCU graduates possess!"

-Renee A. Chico, CPA, WCU 1990
Atlantic Credit Union, VP Finance/CFO

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Kathleen Read Horner

"As is often true, the education I obtained at West Chester University has changed my life in so many positive ways. It made me a better thinker, helping me to make better choices in my professional life, not to mention giving me the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the business world."

-Kathleen Read Horner, WCU 1986
NASD Regulation Senior Compliance Examiner

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Thomas Mills IV

"WCU's accounting program was very challenging. The hard work has however prepared me well for the challenges of professional life."

-Thomas Mills IV, CPA, WCU 1981
Metrologic Instruments, Inc,
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Francis Rim

"I am extremely grateful to the Accounting department of West Chester University. There are many outstanding individuals in the department who truly care about the learning needs as well as the success of the students, and advise them as appropriate. The Accounting department played a very significant role in helping me to successfully start my professional career."

-Francis Rim, CPA, WCU 1998
Tax Accountant,
Advanced Tax Solutions, CPA, PC

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Nicole Scimone

"West Chester University prepared me for success! As long as the student has the desire, WCU can prepare him/her to do anything he/she so chooses."

-Nicole Scimone, CPA, WCU 1997
Wharton MBA Candidate, Class of 2004

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For general information about contacting other alumni, alumni events and activities, etc, please follow this link http://www.alumniconnections.com/westchester/.

The services of the university's Career Development Center are also available to interested members of the Alumni community.