Enjoying the ambience of the world of business from a formative age, Dr. Myrna L. Fischman is a distinguished accounting educator and financial expert who has accrued 60 years of experience in her chosen fields. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Baruch College in 1960, she opened her own private accounting firm in New York, which she still maintains today. She later went on to obtain a Master of Science from her alma mater in 1964, along with a Doctor of Philosophy from New York University in 1976. Since 2019, she has been recognized as a professor emerita of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law at Long Island University (LIU) in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to attaining emerita status, she served as a professor of accounting, taxation and law for 40 years, was chairperson of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Law and was the coordinator of the Graduate Capstone courses. Likewise, she was director of the School of Professional Accountancy from 1984 to 2019 and director of the Center for Accounting and Tax Education from 1986 to 2019.
Since 1964, Dr. Fischman has excelled as a certified public accountant in the state of New York. Earlier in her career, she flourished in such positions as community fellowship coordinator and chief accountant investigator for the District Attorney’s Office in Queens, New York, instructor of accounting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and accounting teacher and vice advisor at Center Commercial High School. During her tenure at LIU, she developed a 150-hour bachelor’s degree and master’s degree accounting program for the LIU Brooklyn, C.W. Post and Southampton campuses, as well as developed courses in fraud, in which she leveraged resources supplied by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Impressively, she endowed the Myrna L. Fischman Excellence in Accounting Scholarship and introduced the volunteer income tax assistant IRS program at LIU Brooklyn.
A past lecturer at the 2017 tax seminar along with 200 other licensed CPAs, Dr. Fischman extended her expertise to written works as the editor of the Eastern Business Educators Journal and the Delta Pi Epsilon Annual Yearbook, as well as a reviewer for the CPA Journal. The author behind “Who Will Teach our Future CPAs?” in the Trusted Professional, she further extended her knowledge to the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice as an accountant and advisor and to the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity as an accountant and consultant.
To attest to her legacy, Dr. Fischman has earned myriad accolades. In 1969, she received a Meritorious Service Award from the Community Service Society of New York, followed by a Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants in 19941995. Thereafter, she obtained a Lifetime Achievement Award from Soroptimist International in 1997 and a Special Award for 40 Years of Service to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program from the IRS in 2014. Additionally, she was previously cited in The CPA Journal, published by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.