Kari Day contends that accounting is not about money – it is about people. Kari’s passion is humanity, her discipline is accounting, and her mission is to study various human paradigms within and related to the accounting arena. Kari has joined Simmons as a Visiting Lecturer of Finance for the 2016 academic year. Her area of interest is humanity in the disciplines of Finance and Accounting in effort to make a positive contribution to the integrity of our global economy.
Kari is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Forensic Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner. She holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Business, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business-Accounting, a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and is completing her dissertation as a Doctoral student in Advanced Accounting Theory.
Kari has developed her career working as an auditor in public accounting firms and teaching finance and accounting courses at various universities. Her areas of real world expertise include entrepreneurship, auditing, and fraud consulting; and she has taught the majority of finance and accounting courses required in undergraduate accounting degree programs. Kari has also taught multiple finance and accounting graduate courses at the executive and MBA levels; most recently serving as a tenured professor at Eastern Oregon University. She has served on multiple boards including the Oregon Society of Certified Fraud Examiners and Eastern Oregon Head Start. She also enjoys mentoring and coaching her students and graduates as they progress into their careers as accountants.
Her published papers and presentations focus primarily on the topics of ethics, perceptions, and truth; and her current research includes accounting curricula studies relating to social sciences. As a former military brat, Kari continues to enjoy inclusive immersion in diverse cultures, traveling to present papers around the world, and engaging in solution oriented discussions with her global peers. She credits her brother as her intellectual mentor, and her Mom for encouraging her to fly!