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Chanel, Gerri

Associate Professor
Accounting and Finance

Phone: 718 262-5185
Office Location: AC-2C09

Office Hours  
Fall 2016 - Mon and Wed  M 2-4 pm, Wed. by appt. 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MBA  University of Hartford  Accounting   
BA  University of Connecticut  Psychology   
Gerri Chanel, CPA, MBA teaches financial accounting and income taxation. Professor Chanel has over 25 years of experience in the accounting field, including roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young and as the manager in charge of U.S. taxes for a Fortune 500 corporation. She developed and led numerous accounting and tax training programs in her corporate and public accounting roles and has also taught graduate and undergraduate accounting and tax courses in Paris, France. Professor Chanel has been widely published in business and professional publications and is a recipient of the Connecticut Society of CPAs' Distinguished Author Award. Her research interests include various areas of taxation, including the effect of cultural factors, social norms, and enforcement mechanisms on tax compliance behavior and the history of accounting and taxation, as well as practices in accounting education.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Accounting
Income Taxation

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Gerri Chanel. "The Kiddie Tax: Inequitable Consequences and the Need for Reform." The Tax Adviser - peer-reviewed. 46 2/2015: 128-132.

Gerri Chanel. "Taxation as a Cause of the French Revolution: Setting the Record Straight." Studia Historica Gedanensia - peer-reviewed. 6 autumn 2015: 20.

Gerri Chanel. "Finding the Way Forward." Tax Insights (Ernst & Young). 6/2016: 4.

Gerri Chanel. "A New World for Multinationals." Tax Insights. 1/2015: .

Gerri Chanel. "Tax Controversy Trends in Developing Countries." Tax Insights. 5/2015: .

Gerri Chanel. "The Rise of Country-by-Country Tax Reporting." Tax Insights. 7/2014: 8.

Gerri Chanel. "Change is in the Air." Tax Insights (Ernst & Young). 4/2014: 4.

Gerri Chanel. "Taxing Global Firms: The Right Price." OECD Observer. 8/2013: 2.

Gerri Chanel. "Transparency and Global Tax." OECD Observer. 8/2013: 2.

Gerri Chanel. "The ever-longer arm of the law: Information Exchange Among Tax Administrations." T Magazine, Ernst & Young. 1/2013: 2.

Gerri Chanel. "Managing the Dynamic Landscape of Indirect Tax." T Magazine, Ernst & Young. 6/2012: 5.

Gerri Chanel. "Final Regs. for Exempt Organization Disclosure Requirements." Tax Advisor. 7/2005: .

Gerri Chanel. "New Rules Affect Timing of Accrued Deductions: The Economic Performance Regulations." CT Society of CPAs Chronicle. 1992: .

Gerri Chanel. "Driving Value from Transactions: The Role of the Tax Director in Mergers and Acquisitions." T Magazine, Ernst & Young. 2011: .

Gerri Chanel. "Transfer pricing: The global issue that hits home." Growing Your Business, PricewaterhouseCoopers. 2008: .

Gerri Chanel. "From Sumer to spreadsheets: The shifting sands of taxation." State and Local Tax Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers. 2007: .

Gerri Chanel. "And technology opened the door: why XBRL matters." "view" magazine, PricewaterhouseCoopers. 2005: .

Gerri Chanel. "CPA Client Tax Letter, quarterly newsletter of the AICPA for clients of member firms." same. 2002-2004: .

Gerri Chanel. "A Catalog of Tax Issues (mail order sales)." CT Retailer. 1993: .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Gerri Chanel. "Enhancing engagement of 21st-century business students in introductory courses." Paper accepted for presentation at the Northeast Business & Economics Association 43rd Annual Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2015.. 11/2015: .

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" CPA licensing " March 8, 2016: government officials from Gansu province, China.

" Separating Myth and Fact about Today's Millennial Generation College Students " October 22, 2015: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York College.

" Taxation as a Cause of the French Revolution: Of Kings, Corruption and an Appreciation of Today's Taxes " April 22, 2013: York College Provost Lecture Series.

" Sales tax developments " 1991: Blum, Shapiro & Co. client seminar, Farmington Marriott, 1991.

" Tax-Deferred Annuities " 1981: Hall-Brooke Foundation, Westport, CT,.

" Accumulated Earnings Tax " 1980: Connecticut Association of Public Accountants, New.

" Tax Planning " 1980: Concerned Women Colleagues, Bridgeport, CT.

" Year-End Tax Planning " 1980: Lion's Club, New Haven, CT.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Distinguished Author Award, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants: 1993.

APEX Award for Publication Excellence: 2003 and 2002.

Ranked 1 in Northeast region, 11 nationally, Ernst & Young National Tax Training: 1981.

Ranted 1 in Northeast region, 2 nationally, Ernst & Young National Tax Training: 1980.


York College Auxiliary Enterprises, York College Accounting and Finance Department Speaker Series. Spring 2016: $1,000.

TD Bank, VITA Scholarship Grant. 3/2012: $7,500.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Chair - Publications Committee, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants: 1996 and 1995.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Certified Public Accountant, State of New York: 2012-current (active license).

Certified Public Accountant, State of Connecticut: 1979)-current.

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: current.

Volunteer panel of judges, Manuscript Competition, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants: 1996 and 1995.