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Jim Scalise Joins Poole College as Professor of Practice of Accounting

Jim Scalise will be transitioning to full-time as a professor of practice in the Poole College of Management accounting departments after previously teaching part-time for three semesters. Scalise brings over 35 years of industry and consulting experience to Poole College with the majority of his time spent as a management consultant for KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms.

In addition to his corporate experience, Scalise and his wife co-own and operate Ivy Cottage, a successful home fashions retail business in Morrisville, North Carolina, since 1995. 

“My wife is the genius behind it, but the entrepreneurial skills and responsibilities I have learned, I have applied to the classroom,” said Scalise. “It’s helpful and instructional for students to understand small businesses and how they work.”

During his time at Poole College, Scalise created the accounting analytics course that is based on the practical application of analytics for today’s enterprises. He also teaches ACC 495 and IT 540 for the Jenkins Master of Accounting Program

Scalise is a certified public accountant (CPA) and received his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Saint Bonaventure University. 

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