Richard G. Carson, CPA

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Accounting
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online

Professor Richard G. Carson has completed Bachelor of Science Degree – Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis, in 1975, from California State University – East Bay. He has also completed post graduate course work at various national Business Schools. He is licensed as a CPA in several states for many years. He retired in June 2009 after 35 years of service in public accounting with focus on global and specialized financial statement/ control assurance and advisory services with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Throughout his tenure, Professor Carson has been actively involved in recruiting, mentoring and professional training programs. He has been frequent lecturer on Professionalism and Ethics since 2009.

Professor Carson has also served as the Academic Director of Professional Mentoring Programs, Braden Schools of Taxation and Accounting, 2012-2015.

Currently, he is serving as an Adjunct Professor for the Golden Gate University School of Accounting. He has developed and taught courses for Golden Gate University online and in the classroom, since 2012. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Education Foundation, CSU-East Bay, in various roles, including roles on the Audit Oversight and Nominating Committees and teaching courses in other professional organizations.


COURSES TAUGHT

ACCTG 301
Introduction To Accounting Standards And Accounting Information Systems
ACCTG 302
Accountants Professional Responsibility And Ethics
ACCTG 310
Auditing

EDUCATION

  • BS, Business Administration with Accounting, CSU Hayward
  • Post-graduate course work at various national business schools
  • Licensed as a CPA in several states

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP:
  • 1991 - 2009: Assurance (Audit) Partner, SF Office
    • Traveled extensively as a Global Client Service and Relationship Partner for some of the firm's largest clients in varied international business climates
    • US and Global Assurance Leader for the Investment Management Industry Practice (one of its largest), from the 1998 merger to 2002
    • Active involvement in recruiting and mentoring, as well as professional training programs
  • 1985 -1991: Anchorage, AK Audit / Practice Managing Partner
  • 1985: Admitted to the Partnership
  • 1975 - 1985: Staff Accountant through Manager
  • 1975: Staff Accountant (San Francisco office)

ACADEMIC

  • 2012 - Present: Developed and have taught courses for Golden Gate University on line and in the classroom
  • 2012 -2015: Academic Director of Professional Mentoring Programs, Braden Schools of Taxation and Accounting
  • 2009 - Present: Frequent Lecturer on Professionalism and Ethics
  • Served on the Board of Trustees of the Education Foundation, CSU-East Bay, in various roles, including roles on the Audit Oversight and Nominating Committees and teach courses in other professional organizations.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • CPA