Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University

Thomas Brinker

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, ChFC, CFE, AEP is Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., CPA/PFS, ChFC®, ChSNC®, CGMA, CFE, AEP
is Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
He is currently Executive Director for their MBA program and serves as
Chair for the American College Center for Special Needs at the American
College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He
graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Accountancy, and
holds master’s degrees in Taxation and Accounting from Widener
University. In addition to earning his J.D., Professor Brinker earned an
LL.M. in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law,
where he received the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class. Mr.
Brinker is also a member of the American, Florida, and Pennsylvania
Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the International Bar
Association. In addition to presenting nationally and internationally on
various tax topics, he has published dozens of articles in numerous journals,
including The Journal of Accountancy, The Journal of International
Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Practical
Estate Planning, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals.

In addition to lecturing in the graduate and professional programs of several
Philadelphia Universities, Professor Brinker is a Tax Consultant to the
financial services industry and local CPA and law firms. He has received
awards for teaching excellence, including the PICPA’s Educator of the Year
Award and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. At
the undergraduate level, Tom lectures primarily in tax accounting, individual
taxation, and taxation for closely held businesses. He also lectures and writes
extensively on the financial and tax planning implications encountered by
families with individuals having special needs. Prior to joining the faculty of
Arcadia University and the American College of Financial Services, Mr.
Brinker was founding partner in a local CPA firm and member of both the
audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young &



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