Joan Rall

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Joan Rall is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as well as an Adjunct Professor of Auditing at the NYU Stern School of Business.  She is also an experienced Accounting, Auditing and Advisory professional with 37 years with global professional services firm EY. She was a Partner serving Fortune 100 clients with expertise in external and internal auditing, enterprise risk, information technology risk and controls, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. She lead an organization of over 200 risk professionals and presided over its explosive growth in revenue, profitability and reputation.

Since 2014 she has worked extensively with The Pachamama Alliance as Co Chair of the Business Engagement Initiative, raising awareness of the crucial role of business in solving global environmental sustainability and social justice issues. She is pursuing knowledge and certifications in sustainability accounting and reporting and in socially responsible investing.

Joan is a board member and advisor to start ups in the field of early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. She has been working on the core team establishing Genusetics Inc. with the goal to complete the testing on a breakthrough technology in this arena and bring this product to market. She is also Advisor to a start up Impact Investment fund which will provide loans to established social entrepreneurial businesses in developing markets to enable them to grow.

Joan serves on the board of Young Audiences New York, an arts in education organization and is a past President of that organization. She is Treasurer of the board of her co-operative association in New York City.

Building on the concepts introduced in the core financial management course (CORE-GP.1021), this course covers the fundamentals of financial accounting for for-profit, not-for-profit, and health-care organizations. It provides a look behind the financial statements used in all organizations and focuses on preparation of statements. Topics include journalizing transactions into debits and credits, double-entry accounting, creating general ledger accounts (T-accounts), and accounts receivable (including aging schedules). Students will also learn how and why accounting rules differ for for-profit, not-for-profit, and health-care organizations. Examples of both for-profit and not-for profit financial statements will be reviewed.

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