Julie Ziemak

Assistant Professor of Accounting

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • Development of our accounting students goes beyond the classroom!
    • Internships
    • Internships are the strongest pathway to a successful accounting career
    • 94% of our accounting majors have interned while completing their undergraduate studies (statistics based on the past three academic years)
    • Tax Clinic
    • Our students go out to the community and assist low income taxpayers with their annual tax filings
    • Over the past eleven years our students have assisted over 470 taxpayers in completing their federal, state and local income tax returns
    • Community Service
    • Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits (FETCH!)
    • Our students participate in an interactive board game sponsored by the Ohio Society of CPAs that teaches elementary students important money skills and encourages financial responsibility
    • Elementary students track earnings and expenses and evaluate possible consequences of their choices and create strategies to meet financial goals

Degrees:

  • M.B.A., Kent State University, 1994
  • B.S., Accounting, Miami University, 1985

Courses Taught:

  • AC 101 - Accounting Principles I
  • AC 102 - Accounting Principles II
  • AC 301 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 302 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC 210 - Forensic Accounting
  • AC 308 - Federal Income Taxation – Personal
  • AC 406 - Taxes & Culture Clinic
  • AC 416 - Advanced Accounting

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Financial Accounting

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • Awards
    • 2008/2009 Honorary Membership in Mortar Board
    • 2002/2003 Excellence in Teaching – Lake Erie College
    • 2002/2003 Excellence in Teaching – Northeast Ohio Council of Higher Education
    • 2002/2003 OhioMagazine Excellence in Education Award Winner
  • Professional Memberships
    • Ohio Society of CPAs
    • American Accounting Association

Career Accomplishments:

  • Responsible for the Bachelor of Science accounting major which serves both the traditional and non-traditional student population
  • Offer concentration in forensic accounting due to developing and implementing the program
  • Secure and supervise all accounting internships
  • Co-direct Lake Erie College’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Coordinate the student-run Accounting Club that networks with local controllers/CPAs to discuss firsthand the accounting challenges facing different industries