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Sheila Bedford Senior Professorial Lecturer Department of Accounting

Sheila Bedford
(202) 885-3910
KSB | Accounting/Tax
Kogod School of Business T02
Fall 2022:
Virtual Open Office Hours Mondays 9-11 am, Tuesdays 10a-12p and Wednesdays 3-5 pm
and other days/times by appointment.
Zoom link posted in Canvas for students
Additional Positions at AU
MSA Program Director
M.B.A, George Mason University; B.S. Accounting, Oklahoma Christian University

Professor Bedford teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, corporate financial reporting at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has extensive industry accounting experience in the real estate business, and served in financial management roles with Marriott International and as the controller for a golf course developer. Her responsibilities in industry have included financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning and budgeting, implementation of accounting policies and controls, and the valuation of acquisition opportunities and financing programs. She began her career in public accounting with Ernst & Whinney.

Professor Bedford is currently serving on the Kogod Educational Policy Committee and has served on the KSB Curriculum & Assessment Committee (CAC) and as a member of the University Committee on Learning Assessment (COLA). She has served as the Chair of COLA, Chair of KSB CAC and as a member of Faculty Senate.

Professor Bedford is the Faculty Co-Chair of the American University Middle States Commission on High Education Self-Study and is a Peer Evaluator with MSCHE.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs, Greater Washington Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She is currently serving on the GWSCPA Board of Governors and the AICPA Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) CPA Exam subcommittee.

She has previously served as an Item Writer for the CPA Exam and on the AICPA National Awards Committee.
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Spring 2024

  • ACCT-340 Intermediate Accounting I

  • ACCT-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Acctg for Global Business Ops

  • ACCT-641 Corp Fin Reprtng: Operations