Michael MacQueen

Assoc Professor, Sch of Bus

Office: URSB Management & Business , Hentschke Hall #203

Phone: 909/748-8763 Campus Ext. 8763



Academic Interests

  • Development of accounting education programs.
  • Incorporating appreciative inquiry techniques into the audit process.
  • Ethics in the accounting and auditing profession.
  • Regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

Description of Research

  • Coauthor "Financial Statement Analysis: Content and Context."
  • Coauthor "Accounting: The Language of Business."
  • Coauthor "Finance and Accounting: The Dollars and Sense of Business.
  • Coauthor "Accounting for Managers."

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • BUAD 659 Accounting for Managers 
  • BUSB 260 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • BAMG 365 Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • ACCT 411 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 400 Financial Reporting Theory I
  • ACCT 401 Financial Reporting Theory II

Degrees Held 

  • Ed.D. University of LaVerne, 2010
    Organizational Leadership
  • M.B.A. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1988
    Major: Accounting
  • B.A. University of California Los Angeles, 1979
    Major: Economics, Cum Laude

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Chaffey College 1995 - 2008

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Vice President, Financial Audit & Tax Officer at a large financial institution.
  • Senior Manager for a regional CPA firm, supervising financial services, manufacturing, not-for-profit and governmental engagements. 
  • Manager for KPMG, LLP, a "Big-4" international CPA firm.
  • Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Controller for a public electronics company.

Major Awards

  • Speaker of the Year 2006, American Payroll Association (San Gabriel Valley)

Significant Presentations and Panels

  • Presenter – American Accounting Association Western Region Meeting (2013). Topic: The Accounting Capstone: Professionals as Effective Professors.
  • Presenter – Southern California Accounting Research Forum (2013). Topic: The Accounting Capstone: Professionals as Effective Professors.
  • Presenter – Western Association of Management Conference (2012). Topic: Increasing Management Bandwidth through Short-Term International Travel Courses.
  • Presenter, Institute of Internal Auditors’ Risk Assessment Seminar (2009), “Risk Assessment Basics”
  • Presenter, American Payroll Association’s Southern California Conference (2006), “The Human Resources Department Tries on a New Pair of SOX”
  • Featured Presenter, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP (2005), “Implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in a Financial Services Environment”
  • Presenter, AuditWorld 2008, “Building a More Effective Internal Audit Department”
  • Guest Speaker, SOX Television 2008, “Appreciative Auditing”
  • Moderator, Institute of Internal Auditors’ Chief Audit Executive Roundtable (2008), “Internal Audit Challenges for the Inland Empire in 2008”
  • Guest Speaker, Cal Poly Pomona (2006), “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About SOX, But Were Afraid to Ask”
  • Guest Speaker, Claremont McKenna College (2005), “SOX and the Internal Audit Department”
  • Guest Speaker, DeVry University (2005), “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002”

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of California
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant 
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Audit Committee Chairman, Institute of Internal Auditors (Inland Empire Chapter 2008)


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