John Lacey

John Lacey

Professor, Accountancy (ACCT)
Email: john.lacey@csulb.edu
Campus Phone: 562.985.4576
Office: COB-413 (Hours)

Professor Lacey is a CPA licensed in California and Florida. He has served on the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC). In that role, he voted on the establishment of new and revision of existing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). He served as Chairman of the AICPA Real Estate Committee and chaired its Accounting and Auditing Guide Task Force. He is a member of the AICPA Pre-certification Education Executive Committee and he was a member of the AICPA Continuing Professional Education task force. He is a member of the governing council the AICPA. He is a Vice Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and a member of its governing council. He is Past Chair and continuing member of its Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee. For eighteen years, Professor Lacey has been making accounting presentations to judges on behalf of the AICPA Judiciary Committee for the National Judicial College, the Federal Judicial Center, and other judicial education programs. For over 20 years, he has made regularly scheduled presentations to a major investment company and a major bank and for CFA Los Angeles, the organization of financial analysis professionals. He is a consultant and speaker to various business, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations.

John M. Lacey is Professor of Accounting at California State University - Long Beach. He previously taught at the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) and at Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA with a major in ac-counting information systems and minors in economics and mathematics and earned his MBA and BS degrees from USC. He was awarded Outstanding Accounting Educator by the California Society of CPAs at their centennial celebration and was the California nominee to the AICPA accounting educator award.

Professor Lacey is the author of a research study on auditor independence commissioned by the Chief Accountant of the Securities & Exchange Commission. He has published research monographs and articles in academic and professional journals, including an academic paper, which was identified as one of the 25 most, cited accounting studies in the prior 30 years. Professor Lacey also serves as an expert witness in major legal cases involving accounting and financial issues. Prior to his academic career, Professor Lacey was a supervisor in the national office of a major CPA firm and served as corporate officer and controller of a manufacturing company.

  • PhD, University of California- Los Angeles, 1982
    Major/Concentration: Accounting and Information Systems
  • Master, University of Southern California, 1973
    Major/Concentration: Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1972
    Major/Concentration: Accounting
    Academic
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Committee, Long Beach/Orange County (2005 - Present) Member
  • Board of Directors of the Society of Depreciation Professionals (2003 - Present) Member
  • CFA Society of Los Angeles, Education Committee (2003 - Present) Member
  • Education Committee, Society of Depreciation Professionals (2003 - Present) Member
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants Litigation Section Steering Committee (2002 - Present) Member
  • California State Society of Certified Public Accountants Committee (2002 - 2005) Chair
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants Amicus Committee (2001 - Present) Member
  • Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1999 - 2001) Chair
  • AICPA Continuing Professional Education Standards Task Force (1996 - 2001) Member
  • Real Estate Accounting and Auditing Guide Task Force of Real Estate Committee, AICPA (1993 - 1996) Chair
  • AICPA Real Estate Committee (1993 - 1996) Chair
  • International Accounting Standards task force of AcSEC (1991 - 1993) Chair
  • International Accounting Standards task force of AcSEC (1991 - 1996) Member
  • Evolving Forms of Firm Structures and Organization Task Force, Independence Standards Board (1991 - 2001) Member
  • Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1990 - Present) Member
  • Accounting Standards Executive Committee (1990 - 1993) Member
  • California State University, Long Beach (1989 - Present) Professor
  • University of California at Los Angeles (1988 - 1989) Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Participating Mortgages Subcommittee of AcSEC, AICPA (1987 - 1997) Chair
  • University of California at Los Angeles (1981 - 1987) Assistant Professor
  • Laventhol and Horwarth Executive Office (1973 - 1975) Supervisor in National Accounting and Auditing Department
  • Products Engineering Corporation, Los Angeles (1968 - 1973) Administrative Manager and Controller
  • Professional
  • California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (1999 - 2001) Member, Board of Directors
  • Ernst & Young (1989 - Present) Research Fellow
  • "Accounting for Financial Analysts", CFA Los Angeles , Sep-2019
  • "What was Black and White, Now Grey", American Accounting Association , Aug-2019
  • "Advanced Accounting for Bankers", Union Bank , Apr-2019
  • "CPA Evolution Project", American Institute of CPAs Academic Executive Committee , Mar-2019
  • "Financial Analysis for Bank Loan Officers", Union Bank , Feb-2019
  • "Chair" (Dec-2018) ,
  • "Member, Section Steering Committee, Amicus Committee, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and Scholarship Committee" (Jan-2017) , California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • "Member, Section Steering Committee, Amicus Committee, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and Scholarship Committee" (Jan-2016) , California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • "Member, Section Steering Committee, Amicus Committee, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and Scholarship Committee" (Jan-2015) , California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • "Member, Education Committee" (Jan-2015) , CFA Society of Los Angeles
  • "Member, Education Committee and Board of Directors" (Jan-2015) , Society of Depreciation Professionals
  • "Member, Section Steering Committee, Amicus Committee, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and Scholarship Committee" (Jan-2014) , California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • "Member, Education Committee" (Jan-2014) , CFA Society of Los Angeles
  • "Member, Education Committee and Board of Directors" (Jan-2014) , Society of Depreciation Professionals
  • "Member, Education Committee" (Jan-2013) , CFA Society of Los Angeles
  • "Member, Education Committee and Board of Directors" (Jan-2013) , Society of Depreciation Professionals
  • "Member, Litigation Section Steering Committee, Amicus Committee, Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and Scholarship Committee" (Jan-2013) , California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • "Member, Education Committee" (Jan-2012) , CFA Society of Los Angeles
  • "Member, Education Committee and Board of Directors" (Jan-2012) , Society of Depreciation Professionals
  • "Member, Education Committee" (Jan-2011) , CFA Society of Los Angeles
  • "Member, Education Committee and Board of Directors" (Jan-2011) , Society of Depreciation Professionals
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