Page last updated: March 12, 2021

Professional Philosophy

Dr. Andrew Griffith's approach to the accounting environment is one that emphasizes conservative accounting over any other form of aggressive accounting. For example, in the income tax accounting discipline, he does not encourage or support taking an aggressive position for a transaction on an income tax return. As a tax professional, he believes that his role is to legally minimize the tax liabilities of his clients (& legally maximize their refunds, if any) while minimizing the potential of friction between his clients and the tax authorities. He believes that aggressive accounting practices ultimately serve to maximize any potential friction between clients and the regulatory authorities and those practices are seldom in the best long-term interests of any taxpayer. A list of his publications is available on this website.


Professional Experience by Industry

Dr. Andrew Griffith's experience includes employment in the following industries:

  • Higher education (more than 15 years),

  • Income tax accounting (more than 15 years),

  • Land transportation (more than 8 years),

  • Military (almost 4 years on active duty & more than 2 years on active reserve status),

  • Residential construction,

  • Real estate sales, and

  • Healthcare governance.


Current Professional Certifications and Licenses

Enrolled Agent (EA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)- New York

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)


Education

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)- Accounting, 2011

H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, USA


Bachelor of Science (BS)- Accounting, 2006

Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2005

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)- Finance (minor in Accounting), 2004

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, USA


Associate of Science (AS)- Business (emphasis in Management), 2003

Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK, USA


Associate of Applied Science (AAS)- Construction Technology, 1996

Oklahoma State University- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK, USA