Administration  and Faculty

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William Setterlund - President

Mr. Setterlund is the owner and founder of the school. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from California State University at Long Beach and he earn his California CPA license in 1970. He has over fifty years of continuous accounting and bookkeeping experience with companies of all sizes and at all levels of responsibility. His background includes work at both for- profit and non-profit organizations, private and public corporations, and large and small CPA firms. Mr. Setterlund also owned and operated his own CPA accounting and consulting firm for twelve years. Email: wsetterlund@theaccountingacademy.com

 

Regina Peters - Director of Education/Accounting Instructor

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of California, Berkeley, Enrolled Agent (EA), QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Accountant/Tax Preparer with over twenty years of taxation, auditing, and accounting experience; including student accounting supervisor for the Art Institute of California, San Diego, California. Email: rpeters@theaccountingacademy.com

 

Mary Ann McCusker - Enrolled Agent/Instructor

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Luzon, Philippines, Enrolled Agent (EA), QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Accountant/Tax Preparer with over twenty years of taxation, auditing, and accounting experience, including several years working for Certified Public Accounting firms. Email: mmccusker@theaccountingacademy.com

 

Maria Miller - Accounting Instructor

MBA and bachelor’s degrees in accounting, University of Phoenix, San Diego, California, Accountant/Tax Preparer, and independent consultant with over twenty-five years of taxation, auditing, and accounting experience. Email: mmiller@theaccountingacademy.com

Audrey Thifault - Accounting Instructor

Associates Degree in Accounting, Cuyamaca College, pursuing bachelor’s degree in Accounting at San Diego State University, with over twenty years of experience as a bookkeeper, accountant, and controller for various San Diego private and nonprofit organizations. Email: athifault@theaccountingacademy.com

 

George Lopez - Administrative Assistant Instructor

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, with seven years of experience as a software technology, Microsoft Office specialist and consultant, including developing and maintaining various platform applications for a Certified Public Accounting firm. Email: glopez@theaccountingacademy.com