The AWSCPA Educator of the Year Award was presented by incoming AWSCPA National President, Christina Flynn to Teresa Danile. Teresa received her undergraduate degree and Master’s of Administration degree in Accounting from Pace University in New York City in 1976. She went to work as an auditor for Hurdman and Cranstoun and later PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 1979 she began her teaching career as an adjunct lecturer at The College of Staten Island. The following year she joined St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor. In 1980 she began an Accounting and tax Practice as part of her tenure requirement, and still maintains that growing practice today, serving business and individual clients.
Since 1986 Teresa developed and taught courses at private companies, including such courses as Fraud: How Others Do It, Accounting for Non-Financial Managers and SEC Update. She has also taught review courses for the Certified Public Accounting and Certified Management Accounting examinations, as well as having been an instructor for the New Jersey Law and Ethics course as mandated by the State Board of Accountancy for licensed professionals. Teresa has authored articles in areas such as Restructuring Charges, Revenue Recognition, Cash Flows, Earnings Per Share, Stock Options, Individual Taxation, Intangible Assets, Activity Based Costing, Value Reporting and Interim Financial Reporting, Executive Compensation and Ethics in Fair Value Reporting.
Her dedication to service is evidenced by the many committees on which she has served at St. John’s as well as in her community. Teresa also served as Assistant Chair and Chairwoman of the Department of Accounting and Taxation in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. She is the faculty advisor to the Eta Mu Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi on the Staten Island campus and serves as a mentor for the KPMG Diversity Leaders Program on both the Queens and Staten Island campuses. In her community she had been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for five years and assisted in the Township Little League and parish CCD program. Teresa became active in public service volunteering her time on various township committees. In addition, she was Deputy Treasurer for New Jersey’s 17th District Assemblyman. In 2004 she served as Councilwoman-At-Large and in 2005 was elected Township Councilwoman for Ward 2 in Franklin Township, where she served until the end of 2009.
Teresa is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and Institute of Management Accountants, where she served on various committees. She is also Past President of the New York and New Jersey Affiliates of the AWSCPA.