Allen “Al” Beatty is excited to step into the role as the full-time Assistant Professor of Accounting at Wilmington College with the start of the academic year of 2017-2018. Although Al has taught full-time at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande CC the last several semesters he is not new to Wilmington College as he has taught adjunct in the past. Furthermore, Al has taught at other institutions such as 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 Masters 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 into 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—while receiving a perfect 100% rating! This is one of the “hands-on learning-hands-on living” applications Al strives to provide the students.
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!
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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.