J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
M.B.A. George Washington University
B.S. Suffolk University
I previously was visiting assistant professor of accounting at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, and I have been a sole practitioner attorney and CPA since 1999.
Senior accountant with Ernst & Young in Washington, DC, from 1975-1978
Director of internal audit and management analysis for Georgetown University in Washington from 1978 to 1984
Deputy auditor, subsidiaries, Goldome Federal Savings Bank, Buffalo, N.Y., 1984-86
Attorney at law, Chimicles, Jacobsen & Tikellis, Haverford, Pa., from 1986 to 1997
Of Counsel Attorney with Berman, DeValerio & Pease, LLP, in Boston from 1997 to 1999
Admitted to the bar in New York, Pennsylvania and various federal bars
Certified Public Accountant in Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania
Certified bank auditor
Francis Farina, assistant professor of business administration and accounting, attended the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in August 2012. He served as a Concurrent Session discussant for papers entitled “The IFRS Debate: To Adopt or Not Adopt” and “A Comparison of Student’s Performance in an Online Introductory Managerial Accounting Class with Hybrid Classroom Setting.” Frank was also a pre-conference peer reviewer for three papers, none of which were picked for presentation, and attended a number of sessions. AAA is the pre-eminent organization of accounting academics. In July 2012, Frank also attended the Accounting Education Conference of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs in Hershey, PA. He presented a session entitled “Effective Writing in the Classroom and Developing Rubrics,” which discussed his approach, tactics and rubrics to teach writing to accounting students at Saint Michael’s. In May 2012, Frank was in Cooperstown, NY, for the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, where he served as co-author and presenter (with Kenneth A. Jacobsen, Esq.) of a paper, “The Accidental Mascot: How Mr. Celery Reached His Salad Days With the Wilmington Blue Rocks” (anthology publication pending), and as a moderator of a panel, “Baseball and the Cinema.” Frank also played first trombone in the pit orchestra for 13 performances of Bye Bye Birdie at the Footlighters Theater in Berwyn, PA, and three concerts with the Upper Darby John Philip Sousa Band and a 4th of July parade in Broomall, PA.