Super CPA Profile: Howard J. Busbee

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The College of William and Mary

Title: Clinical professor
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Education: College of William and Mary, bachelor’s degree in accounting; W&M Law School, law degree and master’s degree in law and taxation
Spouse: Mary Busbee
Children: Jay, Stephen, Andrew, Brian and Stacey and 10 grandchildren
Favorite vacation spot: Callaway Gardens, Ga.
Recently read book: “Double Lives” by David Heenan
First accounting job: Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery in Lynchburg
Career mentor: “Mary Busbee, my career partner”

How is increasing demand for accountants affecting your program? 
“We have anticipated that the increasing demand is not only for numbers of accountants but also their preparedness to enter the profession.  Therefore, in addition to increasing the number of our admitted students in recent years, we have revised our curriculum and enhanced the students’ ‘experiential learning’ outside of the classroom through direct contact with business professionals, field trips to regulatory agencies and internship experiences.”

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