David Perkins, MSA, CPA

David PerkinsAssistant Professor of Accounting

Office Location:  Dunham Hall 215B
Phone Number: 630-844-7841
Email Address: dperkins@aurora.edu

I work every day to bring relevance, engagement, facilitation, and assessment into my classroom. I value diversity and bring real-life examples into the classroom so that my students are motivated to become life-long learners. I want my students to develop a broad set of skills that will allow them to contribute in a variety of business fields. I also understand that the value I offer as a faculty member extends beyond the classroom. I appreciate the involvement of faculty in the academic and professional journeys of our students and support my students in defining and accomplishing their goals. I work to develop relationships with key individuals on campus and in our community to identify and share a valuable network of resources with my students.  

MSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (High Honors)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Illinois (Active License)

Courses Taught
ACC2020 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACC3110 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC3120 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC3210 Cost Accounting
ACC3910 Professional & Ethical Leadership (ADC Program)
ACC3940 Accounting Internship
FIN3940 Finance Internship
ACC3980 Accounting Research Project
FIN3980 Finance Research Project
ACC4410 Auditing (Traditional & ADC Programs)
ACC6160 Advanced Attest Services (MSA Program)
MBA6045 Managerial Accounting (MBA Program, On Campus and Online)

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Member Illinois CPA Society

Member of Institute of Internal Auditors

Member Delta Mu Delta - International Honor Society in Business Administration

Presented on panel, “Collaborative Co-curricular Programming: Challenges and Successes.”
MMA Spring 2017 Conference. Chicago, IL.

Presented on panel, “Managing Student Expectations in the Classroom.”
MMA Fall 2017 Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.  

Highlights of Campus Involvement
American Marketing Association AU Collegiate Chapter - Advisor, 2016-present
Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society AU Chapter - Advisor, 2016-present
AU Student Accounting Society – Advisor, 2016-present
Graduate Affairs Committee – Member, 2017-present