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C. Andrew Lafond, DBA, CPA

C. Andrew Lafond, DBA, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting

lafond@lasalle.edu

215.951.1977

Accounting Professor C. Andrew “Andy” Lafond received his B.S. from La Salle University, MBA from Drexel University, and DBA from the University of Sarasota.   He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and his teaching and research interests are in federal taxation and accounting education.

Dr. Lafond has published articles in the Journal of AccountancyJournal of Taxation, Practical Tax StrategiesJournal of Personal FinanceInternational Journal of Critical AccountingAdvances in Accounting Education, Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, Accounting Instructors’ ReportJournal of the Academy of Business EducationBusiness Education Forum, Journal of Business Cases and Applications, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

His experience includes over 30 years in public accounting with national, regional, and local firms including his own practice which he started in 1994. In his practice, Dr. Lafond provides accounting and tax services for a diverse group of small businesses and individuals. In addition, he has developed “The Ultimate Tax Research Course,” a tax research training course which he has taught to the staff of several accounting firms as well as many state CPA societies. He is active with the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs on the Executive Committee and the Schools & Colleges Committee.

Why La Salle?

I came to La Salle College in 1982 because it was a local, Catholic college with a wrestling team and the best Accounting program in Philadelphia.  I returned to La Salle University in 2012 as an Accounting professor to help continue the strong tradition of the La Salle Accounting program.

Students should come to La Salle University for the reputation of the Christian Brothers and the Business School, the successful La Salle alumni network in the Philadelphia region, and a group of faculty and staff who truly care about the success of each and every student.

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Taxation
  • Teaching Introductory Accounting courses
  • Personal Finance

Teaching

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Taxation

Education

  • DBA, University of Sarasota
  • MBA,  Drexel University
  • B.S.,  La Salle University

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Recent Refereed Academic Journal Publications

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2017).  Lessons in Managerial Accounting From a Service Learning Project at a Local Soup Kitchen.   Global Perspectives on Accounting Education.

Lafond, C. Andrew & Wentzel, K. (2015).  Students Acting as Consultants: Advising Small Businesses on Cost Accumulation.   Advances in Accounting Education.

Wentzel, K., McAleer, A.,  & Lafond, C. Andrew  (2015).  Enhancing the Link between Technology and Accounting in Introductory Courses: Evidence from Students.   Journal of the Academy of Business Education.

Lafond, C. A. & Leauby, B. (2014).  Integrating Financial Literacy Concepts into the Introductory Financial Accounting Course.   International Journal of Business and Social Issues.

Lafond, C. Andrew & Ahlawat, S. (2014).  Promoting Experimental Learning in An Introductory Managerial Accounting Course.   Accounting Instructors’ Report.

Malhotra, D. K., Martin, R., & Lafond, C. A. (2012).   “Mutual Fund Tax Efficiency and Investment Selection”.  Journal of Personal Finance, Fall 2011.

Nouri, H., Lafond, C.A. (2012).   “Financial Terrorists and the Offshore Outsourcing of Tax Return Preparation”. International Journal of Critical AccountingVol. 4, No. 3, 2012.

Recent Refereed Professional Journal Publications

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2018). The TCJA – Provisions Affecting Individuals. Practical Tax Strategies.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2016).  Concept Mapping.   Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2016).  Hybrid Long Term Care Policies and Tax Benefits.   Practical Tax Strategies.

Lafond, C. Andrew, Leauby, B., & Wentzel, K. (2015).  The Tax Implications of Long-term Care Insurance.   Practical Tax Strategies.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2013).  “The Many Uses of Form 8606”. Practical Tax Strategies, November, 2013.

Lafond, C.A., Leauby, B.A. (2013).  “Help Wanted: Hire Your Kids For Tax Savings”. Practical Tax Strategies, October, 2013.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2013).  “Don’t Neglect to Elect, Part IV”. Journal of Accountancy, February, 2013.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2012).  “What Tax Advisors Need to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds”. Journal of Taxation, November, 2012.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2011).  “Don’t Neglect to Elect, Part III”. Journal of Accountancy, April, 2012.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2011).  “Charitable Contributions of Conservation Easements”. Journal of Accountancy, November, 2011

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2011).  “Multi-State Tax Considerations for S Corporations”.  Journal of Accountancy, February, 2011.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2011).  “Don’t Neglect to Elect, Part II”.  Journal of Accountancy, January, 2011.

Lafond, C.A., Schrader, J.J. (2010).  “Don’t Neglect to Elect”.  Journal of Accountancy, June 2010.

Presentations

Lafond, C. A., Leauby, B. A., & Wentzel, K. N. (2018). Encouraging Service Learning and Entrepreneurial Thinking: PB&J Sandwiches in Managerial Accounting.   2018 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.

Lafond, C. A., Leauby, B. A., & Wentzel, K. N. (2017). Lessons in Managerial Accounting From a Service Learning Project at a Local Soup Kitchen.   2017 American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Arlington, Virginia.

Lafond, C. A., Leauby, B. A., & Wentzel, K. N. (2016). Lessons in Managerial Accounting From a Service Learning Project at a Local Soup Kitchen.   2016 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York.

Lafond, C. A. (2015). Students Acting as Consultants: Advising Small Businesses on Cost Accumulation.   North East Decision Sciences Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lafond, C. A. & Wentzel, K. N. (2014). Students Acting as Consultants: Advising Small Businesses on Cost Accumulation.   2014 American Accounting Association National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lafond, C. A. & Wentzel, K. N. (2014). Students Acting as Consultants: Advising Small Businesses on Cost Accumulation.   2014 American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Lafond, C. A. (2013). Improving the Financial Literacy of Freshman Business Students into the Introductory Financial Accounting Course.   2013 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.

Lafond, C. A. (2013). Improving the Financial Literacy of Freshman Business Students in the Introductory Financial Accounting Course.   2013 American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Parsippany, New Jersey.

Lafond, C.A. (2012).  Bringing the Carnival to the Classroom.  American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting, held in Washington, District of Columbia.

Lafond, C.A. (2012).  Bringing the Carnival to the Classroom.  American Accounting Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA.