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Difference Maker - Elizabeth Edwards - Accounting Instructor



Jul 16, 2013

WHO:
Elizabeth Edwards—Difference Maker at the Memphis Campus    

WHAT:
Instructor of accounting courses and certified public accountant (CPA), member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Arkansas Society of CPA’s

WHEN:
* National College of Business & Technology faculty member for five years
* Has 21 years of experience in accounting field

WHERE:
* Holds bachelor’s degrees in English and accounting from the University of Arkansas
* Has served in a variety of positions in financial accounting including: corporate secretary, controller, manager of financial reporting, manager of payroll tax and accounting, manager of payroll services, as well as the owner of her own accounting firm

WHY:
I admire the fact that so many of the students are juggling work, children, and obstacles that could be getting in the way of their education goals. It is very difficult to wear so many hats and still succeed. I appreciate the hard work and dedication that I see in so many of our students. 

I had a student who literally would cry because she didn’t understand Accounting I in the beginning. However; by the end of that class she had decided to become an accounting major. She completed the required accounting courses with excellent grades and went on to a job in the private sector.

The best thing about being a part of the National College faculty is getting to work with the students. Since we generally have small classes, we are able to build strong faculty/student relationships and give students more individual time. The entire faculty has a genuine desire to provide a truly exceptional education to all of its students.
 

Elizabeth Edwards (pictured) teaches accounting courses.

Currently, academic credit earned at National College and American National University is creditable toward the education requirement for taking the CPA exam in Virginia and Ohio. Each state has its own requirements and students and prospective students are strongly advised to contact the Board of Accountancy in any state in which they may wish to become licensed as a CPA to determine whether that state will accept academic credit earned at a nationally accredited institution toward the education requirement for licensure in that state.

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