Student or Alumni Profile

Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy Program

Courses Taught

Auditing and the Accounting Profession
Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis

Areas of Expertise

Financial and tax accounting

“To be a successful accountant, you have to be a dynamic person, a global thinker. Our program is re-defining graduate accounting education, and I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and experience with our students, motivating them to learn, understand and ultimately thrive.”

Degrees and Certification

MBA | University of Southern California, Los Angeles

B.S., Finance and Economics
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Certified Public Accountant | 1978–present

Fast Facts

  • Former partner at Deloitte, one of the Big Four global accounting firms
  • 24-year faculty member, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy, San Diego State University
  • More than three dozen awards for outstanding teaching, including “Most Influential Faculty Member” a record 12 times
  • 2010 Outstanding Accounting Educator: 36,000-member CalCPA and California CPA Education Foundation for his “significant contribution”
  • Professional experience: taxation of U.S. citizens working abroad, tax planning for professional athletes, taxation issues of consolidated entities