Accounting Assets – Accounting Chair of the Month, Thomas Kenney

Thomas M. Kenney, CFE

I am the Program Chair of Accounting at Globe University’s flagship Woodbury campus. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001, 2002) and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota (2010). I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than seven years experience in public accounting as an auditor and fraud examiner. My favorite areas of accounting are auditing, fraud examination and financial statement preparation and analysis.

I began teaching at Bloomington Kennedy High School and transitioned to the Woodbury campus as the Accounting Program Chair in September, 2010. I have taught many accounting and business courses, with a particular focus on accounting principles, audit and fraud examination.

I am a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). I work diligently at getting industry professionals into our classrooms and on campus for other events to promote our students and school. I also work hard to find out-of-the-classroom activities for our students, including attending the annual Accounting & Auditing Student Conference.

My beautiful wife Cara and I  grew up outside of Chicago and moved to Minnesota five years ago. We have been married nearly six years and have one “child”, our four-year old Golden Retriever named Scooby. In my free time, I enjoy sports and fitness, travel, dining and spending time with my family.