Tracey Niemotko, JD, CPA, CFE, professor of Accounting at Mount Saint Mary College, was recently appointed by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) to serve on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Governing Council as one of four New York State representatives.
Niemotko has been representing the NYSSCPA at the national (AICPA) level since May of 2021. She and the other three NYS appointees – including Ita M. Rahilly, former vice chair of the Mount's Board of Trustees and longtime friend of the college – will serve for a three-year term.
"It is a very exciting time to be a member of the AICPA Council and the AICPA since they are currently working with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to revamp the accounting curriculum and the format of the CPA exam," explained Niemotko. "The goal of these changes – called the Accounting Evolution, to become effective in 2024 – is to incorporate more IT and business consulting into the accounting curriculum, since these skills are considered essential in the accounting workplace."
Niemotko has been teaching Accounting for more than three decades and strives to bridge the gap between academia and practice by remaining active in the accounting profession.
She has been a member of the NYSSCPA since 1991. On a chapter-level, Niemotko served as secretary, vice president, and president of the Mid-Hudson Chapter. In addition to being a member of the board of Mid-Hudson Chapter for many years, she also served on various chapter committees and assisted with the local Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP).
Niemotko also served on the board of the NYSSCPA from 2016 to 2019, and on the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) board during 2018 and 2019. She is currently serving as the NYSSCPA student liaison for the Mount. She is currently serving on the NYSSCPA Future of Accounting Education Committee, as well as the Sustainability (SAR) Committee.
While on sabbatical this past fall, Niemotko co-authored the book Sustainability Accounting and Reporting - The Evolution of Management Accountability (Kendall-Hunt Publishers) with Moira Tolan, professor of Business at the Mount.