Instructor: Bert Zarb
Biography: Dr. Norbert (Bert) J. Zarb is a Professor of Accounting and the Chair of the Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Information Sciences Department within the David B. O'Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus where he has been teaching undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. level accounting courses since 1998.
Bert earned a Bachelor (Honors) in Accounting from the University of Malta, an MBA (Accounting) from the University of Central Florida, and a D.B.A in Accounting from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. He holds IATA's Diploma in Airline Finance and Accounting, is a licensed CPA in Florida and Georgia, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Bert's teaching experience includes organizing, leading, and instructing several summer Study-Abroad programs in Paris, France, teaching on-line courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting for Decision Making, and a Management Certificate Program in Corporate Aviation. He serves as a pilot tester for the Gleim Publishing continuing professional education courses for Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). In 2002-2003, Dr. Zarb served as the president of the FICPA Volusia County Chapter. He has served on several committees of the FICPA, including the International Tax Committee, the Federal Tax Committee, and the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee. Dr. Zarb is invited regularly as a guest speaker at the FICPA Volusia County Chapter meetings.
Bert was awarded the College of Business's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006 and the University's James E. Lewis Outstanding Service Award in 2016. He was elected and served as Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the Faculty of the Daytona Beach Campus between 2009 and 2013 and served as the Daytona Beach Campus Faculty Delegate to the Board of Trustees from 2014-2020.
Prior to joining Embry-Riddle, Bert gained 12 years of professional experience working as a CPA in public and private accounting, auditing, taxation and business management for Not-for-Profit and For-Profit organizations. He assisted non-U.S. clients set up their businesses in the United States, developing annual budgets, establishing internal control systems, writing policies and procedures manuals, and recruiting, training and managing accounting and non-accounting staff.
Bert has written several accounting articles in refereed academic journals, the CPA Journal, published by the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has presented several accounting academic papers in conferences in the United States and abroad.