Office Hours


Professional Interests

Tax research and planning, Auditing


Michelle Towner

Visiting Lecturer

School of Business

South Hall 109
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Faculty Information


  • B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester
  • M.S., SUNY Brockport
  • CPA


  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Fall 2015 Classes

ACCT 102:
Intro to Financial Accounting

    An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice. Emphasis is given to basic financial accounting concepts; the generally accepted accounting principles associated with accounting for asset
    s, liabilities, and ownership interests; and the analysis of financial statements.
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ACCT 310:
Intro-Federal Income Taxation

    This course will provide a broad background in federal income taxation, with emphasis on fundamental tax concepts and the types of taxpayers. Topics will include an overview of tax code provisions an
    d regulations applicable to individuals, corporations and partnerships; tax consequences of property transactions; similarities and differences between income tax provisions and financial accounting principles; and professional standards for tax practice. The course will also introduce students to the use of technology in tax practice, and methodologies for tax research and tax planning. Prerequisites: ACCT 103 and junior status. Restricted to School of Business majors and minors. Others may seek permission from the School of Business.
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