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Donald Bowman CPA, MBA

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Business- Department of Accounting

  

 

Instructor Bio

Certifications and Education
Certified Public Accountant, California
MBA Business, University of California, Irvine
BS Accounting, California State University, Long Beach
AA Business, Long Beach City College, Long Beach

Industry Profile
I have accumulated over 30 years of experience in the accounting, finance, sales and marketing administration and related fields working for companies such as CCH Computax Inc., RR Donnelley and Son's Company, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Pioneer Strategic Business Services, Inc. and related companies. I have consulted small businesses and negotiated and administered financial programs and agreements with companies such as Walmart, Walmart.com, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Costco, Sears, Target, and others.  Indrstries have included manufacturing, wholesale, retail, internet, reverse logistics, and service sectors.

Teaching Profile
I began teaching over 20 years ago after one of my accounting staff ask me to help him with his accounting homework. “You explain this so well, you should be teaching”, he said. Well that was the beginning of my journey into the teaching world. Subsequently I have developed a passion for helping students learn and understand what Accounting and Business are really about, and hopefully guide them into the best business career that fits their interests. If you enjoy what you do, you never have a job, you have an adventure.

Courses have included Financial and Managerial Accounting, Cost and Intermediate Accounting, Credit and Financial Statement Analysis, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Management, Operations Management, Personal Finance, and Fundamentals of Investing.

Professional Activities
• Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• Member ACT CPA Exam Question Writing Team
• Member of the Saddleback College Accounting Advisory Committee
• Saddleback College Academic Senate

Personal Interests, Activities and Hobbies
Family time, Facilitator for Crown Financial Ministries, playing guitar and music, playing cards, pocket billiards, writing short stories