Allen “Al” Beatty has served as the Assistant Professor of Accounting at Wilmington College since the fall of 2017. Al has taught both FT and adjunct at Wilmington College, the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Southern State Community College, Daymar College, and Gallipolis Career College since 2011 in the business field specializing in Accounting and Finance. Al believes teaching is a “calling” and conducts classes with passion and enthusiasm. He applies practical applications in addition to theory from his 30 years of industry experience.
Al is a native of Lancaster, Ohio. Al holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Management from Franklin University in Columbus. Al also holds a Master’s in Taxation Degree from Capital University Law School. Al worked for several years in the financial services and tax accounting industry while in college and immediately after graduating in 1991. Some of these companies include Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, PaineWebber, Met-Life and Western Southern Life. Al also served in the Ohio Army National Guard while a student at Franklin University. Al owns and operates Apple Tax Preparation Services, which he brings in current up to date trends in to the classroom.
Al was thrilled to work with students in the 2016 tax filing season in launching the Wilmington College VITA site and helping the students prepare and file 82 tax returns with the IRS. This is one of the “hands-on learning-hands-on living” applications Al strives to provide the students. During the 2017 filing season the students successfully filed 150 tax returns. The students successfully filed 205 returns for the 2018 tax filing season while once again earning a perfect 100% IRS rating! Licenses, memberships awards, and other affiliations:
Al loves teaching at Wilmington College, mentoring students outside of the classroom, and looks forward to expanding VITA and proving other practical experiences to the students of the college. Al and his wife, Molly, live conveniently within walking distance of the college to maximize involvement in college activities and to provide easy access to the college’s clients—the student!