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Bethlehem, Pa., April 8, 2008—John D. Rossi, III, associate professor of accounting at Moravian College, has been selected to receive the 2008 Lehigh Valley Chapter Volunteer Service Award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Rossi will receive the award on May 2 during the chapter’s annual dinner which will be held at the Lehigh Valley Country Club.
Rossi serves on a number of PICPA committees and is a an active member of its speakers bureau. He has conducted a number of community service projects that the PICPA supports, including “Race Against the Sun,” in which he involves his students from Moravian College.
Rossi was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania CPA Journal editorial board. He is responsible for columns related to financial reporting standards and auditing standards/PICPA is a professional association of more than 19,000 CPAs working together to improve the profession and better serve the public interest. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest CPA organization in the United States. Membership includes practitioners in public accounting, industry, government, and education.
Rossi is a seasoned and proven accountant, financial planner, business leader and lecturer with twenty-five plus years of business and academic experience. He has led a career that included several regional CPA firms and extensive teaching. He founded the CPA firm of Rossi & Co in Allentown, Pa. and later merged his firm with Ellwood & Company, PC. Today, Rossi is an associate professor of accounting at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Rossi is also president of JR3 Management Services, PC specializing in financial reporting, taxation and consulting services.
Rossi is the author of several articles related to his research interest in the area of financial reporting, taxation and personal finance. He has been quoted extensively in newspapers and magazines on issues related to his expertise. In addition, he is a frequent presenter on technical and management issues at workshops and Continuing Professional Education Seminars.
Rossi holds an M.B.A. from Moravian College, and a B.S. degree in Accounting & Finance from La Salle University. He holds the following professional certifications: CPA (Certified Public Accountant); CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CFM (Certified in Financial Management); and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner).