Harry Howe

Professor, Accounting; Director, Geneseo MS Accounting; Accounting Coordinator
South Hall 107
585-245-5465
howeh@geneseo.edu

Harry Howe teaches Intermediate Financial Accounting, Accounting Theory and Research and electives in Fund Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He is the Director of Geneseo's MS Accounting Program and Accounting Coordinator. Howe is faculty advisor to the Accounting Society, actively involved in student co-curricular activities, and holds positions on approximately fifteen school- and campus-wide committees and programs. He serves on the boards of the Rochester FEI, NYSSCPA and IMA chapters and is past president of the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association.

Professor Howe has research interests in the areas of business valuations and in the development of applied instructional material for students and practitioners. He has published two book-length monographs on receivables with BNA and numerous articles in scholarly and practitioner journals.

Prior to completing his doctoral studies, Howe worked for many years as general manager of an NYC-based construction firm that specialized in high-end interiors, and as a Broker-Associate for a regional commercial real estate firm. His personal interests include bicycling, hiking & rock climbing, reading (history, urbanism & finance-related) and jazz. His wife, Lauren, is a graphic artist, and they have two sons: Benjamin, an officer in the USMC and Noah, a political science graduate student.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., Brown University

  • M.B.A., Graduate Management Institute, Union College

  • Ph.D, Union College

Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association

  • Board member, Rochester Chapter FEI

  • Chair, NYSSCPA World of Accounting

  • Past President, American Accounting Association Northeast Region

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Research Interests

Professor Howe has research interests in the areas of business valuations and in the development of applied instructional material for students and practitioners. He has published two book-length monographs on receivables with BNA and numerous articles in scholarly and practitioner journals.

Professor Howe is currently working on a set of case studies and other student-centered, active learning materials coauthored with Geneseo faculty colleague Professor Rick Gifford and with several past students from his Financial Statement Analysis and Intermediate Financial Accounting classes. 

Interests

Reading (currently working my way through 9,000 pages of the Penguin series on European history, from Troy to Potsdam), cycling (never as many miles as I’d like) and travel (about three dozen countries and 49 states, so far).   Sometimes I can combine all three, as in a recent summer trip to France spent bicycling through the landscape of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, finding villages and other locations mentioned in my grandfather’s memoir of his Army service 1917-18.

Awards & Recognition

Professor Howe was Geneseo’s 2017 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He has received awards from the School of Business for Research, Service and for Teaching, and Best Manuscript awards from the American Accounting Association (Mideast Region), SECRA and ABSEL.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 315, FIN 315, FIN 530)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 302)
  • Accounting Theory and Research (ACCT 530)
  • Howe also teaches occasional sections Humanities 220 (HUMN I) and HONR 206.  He supervises numerous Directed Studies in accounting topics and Edgar Fellows honors theses.

Classes

  • ACCT 302: Interm Financial Accounting II

    A continuation of ACCT 301. The course builds upon the foundation created in A360 and overlays the impact of internal control and complex entities on accounting practice. Specific topics include internal control and Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; traditional and emergent techniques of liability valuation; equity, derivatives and hybrid securities; implementation of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) 95 through both the indirect and direct methods; investments accounted for under the cost, fair value (SFAS 115) and equity methods; and the consolidation of wholly- and partially-owned subsidiaries through the use of cost and equity methods for at-date and subsequent-period presentations.

  • ACCT 530: Accounting Theory & Research

    This course involves a study of the theoretical underpinnings of accounting and their applications to the practice of the discipline. Material covered will include the nature of accounting theory and measurement, research methods in accounting, institutional issues, the conceptual framework, accounting information and the capital asset pricing model, income measurement systems, political influences on financial reporting, and international issues. The course will include a substantive research paper requirement which will serve as a capstone experience in the MS (Accounting) program.

  • FNCE 312: Corporate Finance

    A study of corporate financial management techniques. Specific topics covered include working capital and customer credit decisions, risk management and insurance, leasing, cash flows and capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, and mergers/acquisitions/LBOs.