Josh Lance
Teaching Startup Accounting at Northwestern University

Teaching Startup Accounting at Northwestern University

T-shirts and Calculators: Teach Startup Accounting at Northwestern University
by Joshua Lance, CPA, CGMA

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching this fall quarter at Northwestern University a class called Startup Accounting alongside Curt Mastio from Startup Accounting Advisors.  The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship at Northwestern is a great program that engages and educates students on being entrepreneurs and creating companies.  There have been a number of extremely successful companies that were started by Northwestern students while their were at college.  Starting this fall, they have expanded the courses being offered and one of the new courses they are offering is called Startup Accounting, which is going to be focused on teaching these student entrepreneurs about accounting and how to use that data to run their businesses.  We will be teaching these students to understand accounting concepts and apply those concepts in running their startups.  We will be utilizing case studies to have these students apply the concepts as well as work with existing startups to understand their accounting and finances and applied their knowledge with those companies.

I am honored to be teaching this course and I am excited to help these students understand how good accounting can help them run and grow their startups.  You can catch me in action every Tuesday from 2-5pm at the Ford Design Studio on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

About Josh Lance

A licensed certified public accountant (IL) and Chartered Global Management Accountant, Josh is also a family man who calls Chicago home.  Before venturing on his own with a mission to help small businesses, Josh spent his early career at a top-10 national public accounting firm before working at an ultra high net worth family office.  Josh is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  He enjoys making wine at home, cooking, traveling, and cheering on his favorite football and soccer teams. Josh was honored by being selected to the 2017 class of the AICPA Leadership Academy and was named as one of the 40 under 40 in 2017 by CPA Practice Advisor.