Accounting

Learn the Science of Accounting and the Art of Business with an Accounting Degree

In a world based on ones and zeros, dollars and cents—it’s critical that someone’s there to keep track of it all. At Keuka College, accounting is more than just learning to crunch numbers and track the bottom line.

Our program gives you the analytical skills and knowledge needed to excel in accounting for a variety of roles in business, government, law enforcement, and other related fields or companies.

Program Overview

Accounting Major

From revenue recognition to exploring bankruptcy, Keuka College’s accounting program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for entering graduate school, or a variety of careers in business, government, law enforcement, and other accounting fields.

Our program consists of courses and internship experiences (one each year you're here) that are designed to give you the analytical and quantitative skills required for professional exams and certifications, graduate school, and career opportunities.

Accounting Minor

If you're majoring in another professional field that might one day require you to manage financial resources, or keep track of assets, consider adding a minor in accounting.

The accounting minor will provide you with the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting, and also offer you the opportunity to delve into topics such as cost accounting, accounting for non-profit organizations, or income tax accounting. The choice is yours, and you can custom-tailor the minor to fit your desired career trajectory.

Graduate Agreements

If you're interested in earning your certified public accountant (CPA) designation, you'll need to earn a graduate degree after Keuka College. Keuka College has 4+1 agreements with some of the region's leading graduate programs, putting you on the fast-track to the CPA. These agreements include:

  • M.S. in Accounting at SUNY Geneseo
  • CPA-track M.B.A. Program at SUNY Oswego
  • CPA-track M.B.A. Program at Rochester Institute of Technology

In addition to Keuka College’s institutional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

IACBE Information

The Division of Business and Management has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

At Keuka College, your accounting faculty are more than just great teachers. They're accomplished accountants, lawyers, and economists who will serve as mentors and help you achieve your dreams.

As an accounting student, you'll also have the chance to work with, and study under, the accomplished leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and business scholars who comprise the College's business and management faculty.

Dr. Steven Barber

Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting

Academic Credentials

Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Sustainability
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. in Finance
Cornell University
B.A. in Archaeology
Cornell University
B.A. in Geology

Jeff Bray

Associate Director of Athletics
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management

Academic Credentials

Boise State University
M.A.
Kansas State University
B.S.

Jimmy Habecker

Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management

Academic Credentials

Mount Union College
B.A.
Canisius College
M.S. in Sports Administration

Lisa Hochadel

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.S. in Accounting
Sate University of New York at Albany
M.A. in Criminal Justice
University if Buffalo School of Management
B.S. in Accounting

Mark McNaney

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
M.S.
Elmira College
B.S.
Corning Community College
A.A.S

Biography

I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).

My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.

Ann Tuttle

Dean of International Programs, USA
Division Chair
Professor Emerita of Management

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.B.A.
SUNY College at Buffalo
B.S.

Biography

For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.

Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.

Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.

Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.

Matthew Vollmer

Visiting Assisting Professor of Marketing

Academic Credentials

University at Buffalo
Ph.D. in Communication Study
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. in Media Arts and Technology
SUNY Oswego
B.S. in Marketing

Biography

With more than 15 years of professional business experience, including owning and operating his own business, Professor Matthew Vollmer brings a blend of pragmatic experience and social science research to the Division of Business and Management at Keuka College. After years of customer-facing business development roles, Prof. Vollmer became fascinated with better understanding the consumer experience and unveiling the reasons that customers make purchase decisions.

During his doctoral training, Prof. Vollmer has been devoted to better understanding consumer experiences and the influence technology has on those experiences. His research has included consumers' technology acceptance of Artificial Intelligence, journalistic coverage and public perceptions of emerging technologies, dissemination of disinformation across social media, digital media’s influence on people’s feelings of loneliness, and digitally mediated communication of sexual consent among college students.

In the classroom, Prof. Vollmer remains focused on helping students discover how emerging technologies can be used as a competitive advantage for aspiring marketing professionals, and how technology will continue to change the marketing and business landscape throughout their careers. After providing historical context to explain the development of the current business environment, he encourages students to imagine what is possible for the future by exercising their critical thinking skills and encouraging students to remain solutions-focused in their work.

Prof. Vollmer is thrilled to be “back home” on Keuka Lake, a community that he has previously resided in and continues to spend a considerable amount of time visiting. During the summer months, he can be found spending time in his boat with his wife and dog, floating along the shores of Keuka College while reading and writing. He is also an enthusiastic advocate of Finger Lakes wines, and on occasion he will be spotted pouring wine at a local winery helping to perfect the Finger Lakes wine tasting and tourism experience.

Contact Information

Lisa Hochadel

Assistant Professor of Accounting

[email protected]