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Robert Paretta

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 215 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1802
Email: paretta@udel.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Syracuse University, NY
  • M.S., Accounting, Syracuse University, NY
  • M.B.A., Finance, Long Island University, NY
  • BBA, Finance, Iona College, NY
  • Certified Public Accountant (not in practice) - DE

Publications

"An Introduction to Web Services," with Guido L. Geerts and Clinton E. White, Jr., The CPA Journal, August 2004.

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award – in 1977 and 1992, University of Delaware, College of Business & Economics College Council.
  • MBA Teaching Award – Honorable Mention - 2007, University of Delaware, Alfred P. Lerner College of Business and Economics.
  • Delaware State Board of Accountancy – Member since September 2009.
  • The Siegfried Group, Wilmington, DE. During 2008 served as In-house CPE consultant.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Professional Technical Risk and Quality Group, Florham Park, NJ. During January 2004 – July 2004 spent sabbatical leave with the National Corporate Governance group doing research on audit committees in connection with the publication of Audit Committee Effectiveness – What Works Best, 3rd Edition, a monograph jointly published by PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Internal Audit Institute 2005.
  • Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte, Haskins & Sells), Philadelphia, PA. Faculty Intern, Summer 1983, designed a computerized system for scheduling partner and manager assignments. Worked on a Lotus training project for the national office, 1984. Designed a computerized system for the national office to track college recruiting information, 1985.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), Philadelphia, PA. August 1978 - September 1979 spent sabbatical leave as audit senior on various client engagements. December 1979 - September 1981 spent winter and summer sessions as audit supervisor on various client engagements.
  • Other consulting engagements over the years in accounting, MIS and related professional education for various clients including American Life Insurance Company, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, Delaware Society of CPAs, DuPont, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, Philadelphia Tax Conference, Piezo Crystal Company, RDP Company, Tomra North America, Inc., and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.

Teaching

  • Intermediate Accounting (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (MBA)

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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