Julie Ziemak, MBA, CPA | Faculty

Assistant Professor of Accounting

1 (440) 375-7126


School of Business

College Hall

College Hall 202

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


  • 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

    • 2014-2015 Dean's Pillar Award

    • 2014-2015 Faculty Member of the Year Tibby Award

    • 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