New York, NY, September 12, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Myrna L. Fischman, CPA of New York, New York has been honored as a Woman of Empowerment by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 50 years in the fields of finance and education.
About Dr. Myrna L. Fischman, CPA
Dr. Myrna L. Fischman is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State since 1960. She has served in numerous positions at Long Island University (LIU). She has been a Professor of Accounting, Taxation and Law since 1979, Director of the Center for Accounting and Tax Education since 1986, and Director of the School of Professional Accountancy in the Brooklyn campus since 1984, as well as Accounting Department Chairman and Coordinator of the Graduate Capstone Courses. She specialized in teaching financial accounting and gave seminars at the University as well.
Dr. Fischman has had a successful career as a private practice accountant. She gained experience as Community Fellowship and Chief Accountant and Investigator of Rackets at the office of the Queens District Attorney. She served as an Instructor of Accounting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, a Teacher of the Accounting Center at Commercial High School in New York and Assistant Controller at Sam Goody, Inc.
Currently, Dr. Fischman serves on the Banking and Higher Education Committees. Her prior committee affiliations include the Nomination Committee, the Higher Education Committee (Chair), the Membership Committee, the Cooperation with Financial Media Committee, the Public Relations Committee, the Membership Task Force, the Promoting CPA Careers Committee, the Education in Colleges and Universities Committee and the Internal Auditors Committee. At the chapter level, Dr. Fischman previously served as treasurer, executive board member and chair of the Federal & State Tax Committee.
Dr. Fischman is a member of the NYSSCPA Society and is past president of its Brooklyn chapter. She also has served on the organization’s board of directors. She is Special Director of the Leo Schloss Fund and Director of the Center for Accounting and Tax Education, and currently serves on the FAE LIU COAP Advisory Board. Prior service includes the FAE Scholarship Awards Committee ant he board of the Political Action Committee (Brooklyn Chapter Representative). In additions, she is past president of both the New York Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants and the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Among her numerous accomplishments, Dr. Fischman developed a new business machine course and curriculum at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, brought a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance IRS program to the LIU-Brooklyn campus and created the Center for Accounting and Tax Education (CATE) which brings continuous professional education to practicing accountants and now also offers continuing law education to attorneys. She developed articulation agreements with the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kingsborough Community College and New York Technical Community College and also developed a 150-hour BS/MS accounting program for the LIU-Brooklyn campus, the CW Post campus and the Southampton College campus, which is approved by the NYS Education Department for preparation for the CPA exam. She also introduced courses in fraud using materials from the Association of Fraud Examiners. Myrna established the Myrna L. Fischman Excellence in Accounting Scholarship to provide financial aid to deserving candidates so they can enter the profession.
Memberships and affiliations for Dr. Fischman include NYSSCPA, FAE, AICPA, AAA, IMA, and AGA. She was the Editor of the Delta Pi Epsilon Annual Yearbook, a Reviewer for ‘The CPA Journal” and author of “Who will teach our Future CPAs?” published in “Trusted Professional.”
Dr. Fischman has received numerous awards. They include being the recipient of the Community Service Society Award in 1969, The Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award from 1994-1995 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Soroptimist International in 1997. She received the Director’s Award from the Department of the Treasury, IRS in 2000 and earned an award from the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service-Stakeholder Partnerships in Education & Communication for 40 Years of Service to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Born to Isidore and Sally Fischman on July 29th in New York City, New York, Myrna attended CUNY to earn a B.S. and M.S. in 1964. She became certified to be a Public Accountant by the State of New York. She later obtained a Ph.D. from New York University.
Myrna supports her community through contributions to the Emanu-El El League of the Temple Emanu-El in New York, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Jewish Braille Institute, the Community Welfare Committee Association, Friends of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Friends of the American Ballet Theatre and the Woman’s City Club. In her spare time she enjoys reading and dancing.
About P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)
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