Dan Carroll

Dan Carroll

Associate Professor

Office

Hamilton Campus,
105 University Hall, 513-785-7705
carroldc@MiamiOH.edu

Middletown Campus,
250 Johnston Hall, 513-727-3246
carroldc@MiamiOH.edu

Educational and Professional Experience

Education and Certification

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) University of Cincinnati, 1971
Master of Education (M.Ed.) Xavier University, 1975
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ohio, 1982 Certified Systems Professional(CSP), 1985.

Academic Experience

Miami University
Instructor, Department of Decision Science, 1989-1991
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Technology, 1992-1996
Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Business Technology,1997 to present.

Business Experience

Dan Carroll, Certified Public Accountant, 1985 - present
Sole Proprietor - Financial accounting, Accounting system automation, Computer/MIS services
Rogers, Carroll & Ferguson - Management Consultants, 1982-1984
Partner - Information System design and development, Goffena & Baker, Certified Public Accountants, 1981
Staff Accountant - Compilation, Reviews and Income Tax preparation

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Association For Systems Management (ASM)
International Business School Computing User Association (IBSCA) Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA)
Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Areas of Significant Experience and Expertise 

Teaching

Over eight years experience in teaching traditional and non-traditional students at the college level in the Accounting and Management Information Systems areas. I consistently receive student evaluations that rank among the highest received within the School of Business. Miami University has recently nominated me as an Effective Educator for submission to the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. I have also been selected for entry into Who's Who Among America's Teachers. 

Management

Can relate well with others, at all levels, with highly developed communication skills. As a result of operating a consulting partnership with seventeen employees and a serving as the controller for a small business with sales in excess of ten million dollars, I have considerable experience in the primary management skills, including, decision-making, tactical and strategic planning, administration, human relations and organizational behavior. 

Financial Management

Comprehensive background in high level financial management with principal emphasis on cash flow analysis, operating projections, inventory control, corporate planning and internal controls. My experience includes managing a line of credit in excess of a million dollars, developing comprehensive annual operating budgets and consulting with management, external accountants and bank officers on a regular basis. I have recently developed a software package that automates and electronically evaluates financial statement data. 

Accounting

Experienced in all aspects of accounting and management control. Have established accounting policies and plans for control of operations. Particularly strong in computerized accounting system design and implementation. My experiences include serving as the controller/consultant for a small business for five years, working for a CPA firm, and maintaining an accounting practice for six years. I have detailed experience in all phases of the accounting cycle, including, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Financial Statement preparation. 

Management Information Systems

Considerable skills in the planning, design and implementation and support of information systems. As a consultant for the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, I have developed and implemented original analysis methodologies for use in developing hardware, software and communication configurations for large organizations. As a CPA sole-practitioner and controller, I have designed and implemented many automated accounting systems and microcomputer based applications for smaller businesses. I am proficient in many computerized accounting, spreadsheet and database applications. 

Multimedia and Internet Technology

Have been involved with experimenting with the capabilities of multimedia technology and Internet technology for the past five years. I have developed multimedia applications for use in the classroom using Authorware and have converted these applications to Compact Disc. I have experience in creating a World Wide Web Homepage using HTML and have experimented with and implemented electronic funds transfer and electronic data interchange on a limited basis. 

Business Development

Possess an excellent track record in marketing and business development. I have successfully started and operated two for profit businesses and one non-profit business. I have also planned and executed programs designed to increase public awareness, reach particular target markets and utilize direct mail as a marketing tool. 

Interpersonal Relations

Extensive experience in training and development; motivating others to learn skills and to improve old ones. Broad background in handling "people" problems, including experience as a juvenile probation officer, director of a nonprofit social service agency, partner in a consulting firm, controller, and a college professor and tennis coach. 

Business Experience

Dan Carroll, CPA - Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio
Public Accounting and Consulting practice
Sole-practitioner
1985 - present

As a sole practitioner/consultant, I have provided a wide variety of services. A listing of the services follows:

Financial Accounting

  • Compilation and review assignments.
  • Personal and business tax return preparation.
  • Internal auditing, account analysis, financial statement analysis, cash flow forecasting.
  • Establishment of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable policies.
  • Develop and implement inventory control policies.
  • Business plan development and business valuation services.

Computer/MIS

  • Assist clients in the planning, design, development and implementation of large and small information systems.
  • Documentation of existing systems and development of recommendations to improve information systems.
  • Accounting system automation, including Peachtree, QuickBooks Pro, FACTS and CA Simply Accounting.
  • Automate the purchasing, receiving, invoicing, and inventory control functions for a small business.

Financial Management

  • Serve as the Controller, on a part-time basis, with responsibility for all accounting and financing operations.
  • The company operated in three states with branch operations in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Sales were in excess of eight million dollars per year.
  • I was directly involved in automating the accounting operation and was directly involved in the General Ledger, Inventory, Accounts Payable, and Payroll modules and supervised the Accounts Receivable module. Financial statements were prepared monthly.
  • Responsible for developing the annual operating budget, and managing a line of credit in excess of one million dollars.
  • Involved in selecting and working with health and business insurance carriers as well as telecommunication and computer vendors.
  • The accounting operation has been successfully reviewed on an annual basis by outside accountants and bank personnel.

Rogers, Carroll & Ferguson
Management and Information System Consultants
Partner, 1982-1985

As a founding partner, I was primarily responsible for overseeing both the financial and operational activities on a corporate wide basis, as well as project management, corporate planning and business development. The company consisted of approximately seventeen employees. 

The primary services that that I was involved in included conducting utility rate studies for PUCO, nursing home Medicare and Medicaid audits for the State of Ohio, program compliance audits for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, and the development of comprehensive automation plans for large organizations, including the United States Air Force. 

I sold my interests in the partnership in 1985 to return to private practice. The company is still in business today operating out of Dayton, Ohio as RCF, Inc.

Goffena & Baker
Certified Public Accountants
Staff Accountant
1981-1982

As a staff accountant, I was primarily responsible for providing compilation, review and audit services and tax preparation and planning for individuals and small businesses.

Relevant experience in accounting, systems analysis, design and implementation of information systems 

  • Converted a partially automated accounting system to a fully automated system for a distribution company with three warehouses, over one million dollars in inventory and nine million dollars in sales. - Acoustical & Interior Distributors 
  • Developed costing and allocation models for distributing overhead costs to branch locations. - Acoustical & Interior Distributors 
  • Assisted in the automating the accounting records of a consulting firm. - RCF, Inc. 
  • Developed budgeting models for various businesses using assumption tables within Excel and Lotus. - Various clients 
  • Developed a cost accounting system for a client using traditional costing and job-order costing methodologies. - Miller Construction Company 
  • Assisted in the analysis, design and development of a financial management accounting system, which interfaced with an existing cost accounting system.
  • US Air Force - F15 
  • Assisted in the analysis, design and development of a configuration management system, which interfaced with an existing cost accounting system. US Air Force - F15 
  • Designed and developed accounting/information systems, including, a construction company, management consulting firm, auto repair shop and others. Various clients 
  • Assisted in implementation of a production control system for a manufacturer. - Heekin Can Co 
  • Designed and developed a financial management application for use by small business. This application was developed using Microsoft Excel. The application calculates ten financial ratios and scores them based on standards supplied by the user. - Various clients 
  • Designed and developed a database to track new and existing customers for purposes of merging text data with database data in notifying customers of assigned credit limits and changes in credit limits. - Acoustical & Interior Distributors 
  • Designed and develop many applications using Lotus 123 and Excel to assist small businesses in tracking and analyzing various types of data. - Various clients 
  • Automated the Inventory process for a small business, including the automation of the Purchasing and Receiving functions, Inventory control and Invoicing. - Vertex Technologies 
  • Analyzed the Bill of Material function and developed processes to automate this function for integration with accounting for the building and shipping of Assembled products. - Vertex Technologies 
  • Designed and developed an accounting and reporting system for a nonprofit organization. - Colerain Youth Service Bureau 
  • Designed and developed a system to track customer data to ensure that lien rights were protected with respect to delivery of material. - Acoustical & Interior Distributors 
  • Automated manual accounting systems using Peachtree and QuickBooks Pro software - Various clients 
  • Assisted in determining the information processing requirements of various organizations and recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. US Air Force - Contract Writing Group, Simulation Group, Executive Offices - Aeronautical Systems Division, Engine Group, Human Resources, International Logistics Group. 

Research, Creative or Other Scholarly Activities

Papers & Presentations

"Converting From Traditional Classroom Instruction to Technology Based Instruction" - Presented to the Midwest Business Administration Association Conference - Chicago, Illinois - March 1998. 

"Toward Creating A Generation of Non-Thinkers - a Contrary View of Cyberspace and Technology" - Presented to the International Academy of Information Management, 1997 Annual Meeting - Atlanta, Georgia. December 1997. 

"Using Computers to Maximize Productivity" - Presented to Network Neighborhood: Ask the Expert, hosted by Miami University Middletown's Business and Industry Center-November 1997. 

"The Financial Statement Analyst"- Presented to the Association Of Management 15th Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 1997. 

"Navigating The Orange Barrels on the Information Superhighway" - Presented to Association of Management Accountant's - Dayton, Ohio. September 1996. 

"Multimedia Application Development - Lessons Learned from A First Time Developer". Presented to the First Annual TCC-L on-line Conference, via the Internet. April 1996. 

"Lessons Learned In The Development Of A Multimedia Application Using Authorware- From Storyboard To CD". Presented to International Business School Computing Association annual conference - Daytona Beach, Florida. August 1995. 

"Application Development Using Multimedia Technology - Learning The Hard Way". Presented to Information Systems Education Conference - Charlotte, North Carolina. November 1995. 

" The Role of Automation Support & Training Services in the Successful System Implementation" - Accepted for presentation to the Midwest Business Administration Association and inclusion in The Society for Information Systems & Quantitative Methods Journal of Proceedings - Chicago, Illinois. December 1992. 

" A Case Study Approach to Teaching MIS Concepts Using Lotus 123 & dBASE III+" - - Accepted for presentation to the Midwest Business Administration Association and inclusion in The Society for Information Systems & Quantitative Methods Journal of Proceedings- Chicago, Illinois. December 1992. 

"An Analysis of the Microcomputer Training Practices in Selected Government Agencies and Recommendation of a Plan of Action for Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD)" - - This analysis reviewed training policies and practices at the Department of The Interior,Veteran's Administration and Department of Labor. The analysis was presented to Air Force computer center management and based on this information a recommendation as to how ASD should pursue microcomputer training was developed - Washington, DC. September 1986. 

"Information Resource Management (IRM)Defined" - Presented to the Aeronautical Systems Division, System Program Office Directors 1983 offsite at Hueston Woods State Park - Oxford, Ohio. May 1983. 

" An Analysis of Automating the Air Force Contract Writing Function as it Relates to Decentralization vs. Centralization of the Process" - - Analysis and review conducted for the Deputy for Contracting and Manufacturing, Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - Dayton, Ohio. September 1982.

Software Development

"The Financial Statement Analyst" - This application was developed using Microsoft Excel. The application calculates ten financial ratios and scores them based on standards supplied by the user. This application has been accepted for publication by Faulkner & Gray/ Microsoft on their shared Homepage on the Internet (http//www.microsoft.com/smallbiz/ann/productivity.htm). The application will be able to be downloaded for use by practitioners and small business managers and owners. August 1996. 

"Department of Business Technology HomePage" - this application was developed using HTML. The application is resident on the Internet and describes the certificate and degree programs offered by the department. The Internet address is http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/. Select Department from the main menu, then select Business Technology. July 1995. 

" Business Transactions -Review, Analysis and Recording" - This application was developed to supplement textbook material and provide students with a self-paced, interactive tool to review basic accounting functions. This material has been converted to Compact Disc and was developed using Authorware software. July 1994. 

" A Case Study Approach to Teaching MIS Concepts Using Multimedia Software" - This application was developed to demonstrate how multimedia technology can be used as a classroom tool. This material was used in BTE 181 and was developed using Authorware software. August 1993.

"Financial Management Tracking System " - Automation of the financial management function for the F-15 System Program Office enabling them to track expenditures against budget on a program level basis. This product was developed using Oracle software - September 1991. 

"How to Use the Procurement Management System" - October 1987 - Computer Based Instruction (CBI) software package developed for the Directorate of Contract Data Systems, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) and distributed to users on a nationwide basis. This product was developed using Phoenix authoring software. 

"Executive Overview of the Acquisition Management Information System" -July 1986 - Computer Based Instruction (CBI) software package developed for the Directorate of Contract Data Systems, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) and distributed to users on a nationwide basis. This product was developed using Phoenix authoring software. 

Analyses, Training Manuals & Reports

"Training Manual - Personnel Management System - Structured Query Language (SQL) For The End User" - August 1991 - This manual was developed to train personnel from the Deputy Chief of Staff/Personnel to query the Air Force Personnel Management System (PMS). 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the International Logistics Center" - September 1988 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the Deputy Chief of Staff/Personnel" - September 1987 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the Deputy For Simulators " - March 1987 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the Directorate of Materiel Requirements & Financial Management. " - June 1987 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the Deputy For Development Planning" - September 1985 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration. 

"Analysis, Review and Determination of the Organizational Information Requirements for the Deputy for Propulsion " - July 1984 - This report analyzed the information processing requirements of the organization and ultimately recommended a software, hardware, communications and system support configuration.