Department of Accounting and Law

Frank Grippo

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Office:   Valley 4077
Phone:   973-720-3118
Email:grippof@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   by appointment

Department: Accounting and Law
Position: MBA Director and Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Problems associated with auditing nonprofit organizations; developing cases which deal with complex accounting and problems faced by nonprofit organizations.

Professional Degrees:

MBA - Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University
BS - Accounting, Seton Hall Uinversity
CPA - New Jersey, CFE - US

Previous Appointments:

  • Adjunct, Seton Hall University
  • Middlesex County College
  • Passaic County Community College

Primary Research Interests:

  • I have an interest in investigating problems associated with auditing nonprofit organizations. I am also interested in developing cases, which deal with complex accounting problems faced by nonprofit organizations.

Representative Publications:

  • (2009) "Hollybush Academy: A Case Study in Selected Non-For-Profit Accounting Issues ", The Journal of Business Case Studies, with Sia Nassiripour
  • (2009) "Admiral Furman Academy: A Case Study in Selected Non-For-Profit Auditing Issues ", Journal of College Teaching and Learning, with Sia Nassiripour
  • (2008) "Forensic Accounting: Should It Be A Required Course For Accounting Majors ", The Journal of Applied Business Research, with Ted Ibex
  • (2006) "Castle Hill Academy - A Case Study in Nonprofit Accounting Mismanagement ", The Journal of Applied Business Research, with Noah Barsky, Joel Siegel and Bill Matthews
  • (2004) "Computer Networks for Productivity Gains ", The CPA Journal, with Joel Siegel and Annie Amit
  • (2004) "Leonard Spacek: Ahead of His Time, Relevant Today ", The CPA Journal
  • (2003) "Basic Loan Information for Clients ", National Public Accountant, with Joel Siegel
  • (2003) "Practical Guidance to CPA's Who Audit Nonprofit Entities", National Public Accountant, with Joel Siegel
  • (2003) "Untangling the Audit Confusion", Nonprofit World, with Joel Siegel
  • (2003) "Introduction to Forensic Accounting", National Public Accountant, with Ted Ibex
  • (2002) "What Accountants Must Know about Data Mining", Management Accountant, published by the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, with Joel Siegel
  • (2001) "What the Accountant Must Know about Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement #34-Basic Financial Statements-and Management's Discussion and Analysis-for State and Local Governments", National Public Accountant, September, 2001, with Joel Siegel
  • (2001) "Approaches to Appraising a Client's Computer System", National Public Accountant, August 2001, with Joel Siegel
  • (2001) "The Accountant's Concern with Security Issues on the Internet", The CPA Journal, October 2001, with Joel Siegel
  • (2001) "Forensic Accounting", chapter included in Handbook of Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Modeling, Prentice Hall, 2001 copyright
  • (2001) "Magyar Inc.-Fraud or Naivete", a case study included as appendix to chapter on "Forensic Accounting" in Handbook of Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Modeling, Prentice Hall, 2001 copyright
  • (2000) "Boston Preparatory School: A Nonprofit Accounting Labyrinth", case study included in Chapter 12, Accounting Handbook, 3rd Ed., Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

Representative Industrial Work/Consulting Experience:

  • 1965-1970 Arthur Andersen & Co. Senior Accountant and Auditor
  • 1970 to present Consultant to nonprofit organizations Financial and accounting consulting for various nonprofit organizations, specializing in internal control structures, auditing and fraud detection. Clients include well-known health and welfare, religious, educational and quasi-government agencies with assets ranging from $1,000,000 to $70,000,000. Ltd.

 

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