Associate Professor and Chair
Accounting and Finance
Office Location: AC-2C10
Degree Institution Field Dates MS Queens College - CUNY Accounting 2003 BS York College - CUNY Accounting 1990
Robert Clovey teaches individual income taxation and all areas of financial accounting (principles through advanced accounting) at the undergraduate level. He also teaches international accounting and advanced financial accounting theory at the graduate level. His research interests include income tax and accounting education – teaching and learning of accounting through applied scholarship. He is currently working on a paper on students’ perceptions of skills acquired after participating in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and another one on the impact of the VITA program on students’ interest in the study of income tax. In addition, he has published three articles in the CPA Journal on recent changes in the IRS tax code.
Areas of Expertise
- Accounting Education
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Clovey, R. and Russell, R. "The Evolution of the Housing Exclusion - A Historical Perspective of Section 121." CPA Journal. LXXIX (9) September 2009: 36-39.
Clovey, R. and Russell, R. "New Real Estate Tax Deduction: Is it a Loan, Tax Credit or Hybrid?." CPA Journal. LXXIX (3) March 2009: 60-61.
Russell, R. and Clovey, R. "Gain on Sale of Primary Residence: New Tax Implications." CPA Journal. LXXIX (2) February 2009: 16-19.
Clovey, R. and Oladipo, O. "The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program: A catalyst for Improving Accounting Education." CPA Journal. LXXVIII (12) December 2008: 60-65.
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Chery, J., and Clovey, R.. "Education vs. Practice: A call for Action." Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. ISSN 1936-203X November 2008: 207-210.
Oladipo, O. and Clovey, R.. "Planning in Isolation: A new thinking towards providing clients with 'Holistic' Financial Planning Services." Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association. ISSN 1936-203 November 2008: 65-67.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" VITA: Addressing the Knowledge and Skills Deficiency of Accounting Students. Ohio Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association " May 2010 Columbus OH: Accounting Educators.
" CPA's in Education:Licensure Update for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association " April 2010 Philadelphia PA: Accounting Educators.
" CPA's in Education: Licensure Update for the Northeast Region. Northeast Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association " November 2009 Boston MA: Accounting Educators.
" VITA - A Tool for Recruiting African-American Students to the Accounting. The fall conference of The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) " October 2009 Memphis TN: Accounting Educators.
" VITA - A Tool for Recruiting Minority Students to the Accounting Profession. Diversity Section Meeting of the American Accounting Association " October 2009 San Antonio TX: Accounting Educators.
" York College on the Move: The Role of Academic Departments in Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic Students. The 23rd Annual Conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) " October 2009 Orlando FL: Educators.
" Establishing and Operating an Efficient VITA site " July 2009 Adelphi University (Invited): Accounting and Tax Educators.
" Establishing and Operating an Efficient VITA site " July 2009 Yeshiva University (invited): Accounting majors.
" Establishing and Operating an Efficient VITA site " July 2009 Brooklyn College (Invited): Accounting & Business Educators.
" Opportunities for Tax Practitioners to Enhance their Tax Practice. The 11th Annual Tax Practitioners Conference " November 2008 (Invited, keynote Speaker): Tax Practitioners.
" The Need for Culturally Competent Financial Services. Diversity Section Meeting of the American Accounting Association " October 2008 New Orleans LA: Accounting Educators.
" CPAs Expanding their Services to Meet Clients Needs. Queens/Brooklyn Chapter of the NYSSCPA Annual Tax Update " August 2008 St. Johns University: Tax Practitioners.
TD Bank Foundation, Volunteer Tax Program. Fall 2010: $6,500.
New York Community Bank, Volunteer Tax Program. Spring 2010: $9,000.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
President of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs): June 2010 to Present.
Co-Chair of the tax committee of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs): June 2009 to Present).
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): 2005 to Present.
Member of the American Accounting Association (AAA): 2008 to Present.
External Reviewer for the peer-reviewed CPA Journal: 2007 to Present.