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Joe Donato

Joseph Donato
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Office: Room 110
Phone #: (207) 859 - 1237
donatoj@thomas.edu


Background:
 Joe is a former Chief Financial Officer with 30+ years of hands on experience and managerial responsibility. Joe's years of experience were with Deloitte & Touche, and CFO positions with ITT, Cianbro Corporation and Mid-Maine Communications. Joe's background includes in depth knowledge and experience with GAAP, internal/external reporting, budgeting, cash management, financial analysis and control, financial and strategic planning, systems design/selection, auditing, human resources, and insurance/workers' compensation.

Degrees and Licenses:
University of Massachusetts - Amherst -- BBA -- Accounting, MBA - Finance
Certified Public Accountant -- Massachusetts
Notary Public - Maine
Continuing professional education each year in the form of programs, workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics


Professional Affiliations:
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) -- Member
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) -Maine-Founder and its First President
Institute of Management Accountants - Member
Informed Notaries of Maine - Director
Rotary - Member

Community Service:
Adjunct Instructor of Accounting (Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College)
Treasurer and Director - Alfond Youth Center (Waterville Boys & Girls Club and Waterville YMCA)

Teaching Philosophies:
 I try to bring to my students the "real world" aspects of accounting by sharing with them my 30+ years of experience in public and corporate accounting with small and large companies in a wide variety of industries.

Personal Comments:
 I enjoy teaching at Thomas College because of its relatively small classes where I can get to know each student and share my work experiences. I want to assist all my students by challenging them with case studies, internships, field trips and text based accounting so that they will be better prepared to compete in an ever changing world whether they enter the accounting profession or not.


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