Kranacher Named Editor-in-Chief

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JANUARY 2006 - Mary-Jo Kranacher, CFE, CPA, assumes the helm as CPA Journal Editor-in-Chief effective January 1, 2006. Kranacher is currently an associate professor and the chair of the department of accounting and business at York College, City University of New York (CUNY). In addition to having served as a technical reviewer and author of several CPA Journal articles in recent years, Kranacher has been an active NYSSCPA member; she currently serves as vice chair of its Higher Education Committee and as member of its Auditing Standards and Procedures Committee and the CPA Exam Task Force. Her professional and scholarly interests include fraud, forensic accounting, and ethics, as well as accounting education. Kranacher succeeds Robert H. Colson, who joined the Journal in June 2000 and left in mid-August 2005.

Prior to her position at York College, Kranacher was University Director of Trusts and Gifts Management at CUNY from 1994 to 1999. In addition to being a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), she earned a Master’s of Business Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics from York College.

The CPA Journal is one of the best-read and respected publications in the accounting profession, and Mary-Jo’s unique background will help us move in new directions,” said CPA Journal Publisher and NYSSCPA Executive Director Louis Grumet. “I’m very pleased and excited about the role she will play in taking one of our key member services to the next level of excellence.”

The CPA Journal already is an excellent publication, and I look forward to the challenge of leading it into the next phase of its evolution,” Kranacher said. “These are interesting, exciting times for the profession, and The CPA Journal will have much to say to help its readers deal with them.”

The editorial staff joins the Society in welcoming Mary-Jo Kranacher to the top of the masthead, and encourages CPA Journal readers to watch—and share their feedback—as the magazine continues to grow as a respected voice and an educational resource for the accounting profession and the Society’s membership.




















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