Deborah Smiach Zakrzwski, CPA, CGFM
Associate Professor of Accounting
BA, University of Pittburgh at Johnstown
MBA, MIS (1991), University of Pittsburgh
Certifications: CPA, CGFM
Office: 123 D Biddle Hall
Work Phone: 814-269-2969
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
133 Biddle Hall
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
Mrs. Zakrzwski came to Pitt-Johnstown after a career in public accounting. In public accounting, she obtained experince in auditing, tax preparation, accounting services, and consulting. In public accounting her focus within the audit area was in government and nonprofit organizations. She has continued her contacts in public accounting not only in providing external consultling services abut also to maintain her currency in the field of financial accounting, auditing, and governmental accounting.
Mrs. Zakrzwski has a MBA from the Univerisity of Pittsburgh (with a focus on information systems) as well as a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Zakrzwski currently is an online instructor for the Largest CPA Review Course, The Becker Review Course. Her responsbilities are to maintain contact with students via the Becker internet portal, update students on the CPA exam, post discussions, post lecture notes, and monitor day-to-day activities of the students. www.beckercpa.com
Mrs. Zakrzwski is responsible for a variety of accounting classes at Pitt-Johnstown. Similar to public accounting, she focuses on financial and governmental accounting.
Mrs. Zakrzwski is active in the Pitt-Johnstown Accounting Alumni Advisory Board (AAAB). In addition to being a Pitt-Johnstown alumni herself, she encourages Pitt-Johnstown accounting alumni to join the Board and become active in the AAAB's Job Fair that is held each Fall Term.
Mrs. Zakrzwski is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA's, the Institute of Mangaement Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, the National Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Johnstown Business and Professional Women's Club.