Joseph Chan

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service

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Joseph Chan is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has managed accounting, tax, IT, and HR areas for over a decade. He continuously applies his technical accounting skills to solve operational issues as accounting is the backbone of all operations. He has taught accounting courses at both Baruch College and Long Island University at the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years. He provides a unique practitioner’s perspective in the classroom due to his many years of experience. He is CPA, CGFM, CFF, CITP and CGMA certified and has a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College and a MBA in Taxation from St. John's University.

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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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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