Executive Biography
Charles J. Skender
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
M.B.A. Duke University, 1981

C. J. Skender was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1954. He captained three sports at Susquehanna Township High School. C. J. holds academic degrees from Lehigh University and Duke University. He attended Lehigh on a basketball scholarship and graduated magna cum laude. C. J. worked as an auditor for the Philadelphia office of Deloitte Haskins and Sells for three years. He has attained ten professional designations in accounting, financial planning, insurance, and management: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CCA (Certified Cost Analyst), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), CFP (Certified Financial Planner), AIAF (Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), and CFM (Certified in Financial Management).

C. J. has served as a training consultant on three continents for Glaxo Wellcome, IBM, ITT Sheraton, Siemens, and Wells Fargo. He has developed and delivered various executive education seminars as well as CPA, CMA, and CIA review courses. For six years, he lectured simultaneously in the State, Carolina, and Duke CPA preparatory classes. From 1992 through 1998, C. J. taught Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting on cable television in the Research Triangle area. His scholarly work has been published in TAXES and Journal of Accounting Education.

C. J. has received multiple teaching awards at the Fuqua School of Business, the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and North Carolina State University. Twenty-one of his former students have earned medals on the Uniform CPA Examination. Two have scored highest nationally on the CMA Examination, while one has scored highest nationally on the CFM Examination. C. J. has taught 300 sections of college courses and over 14,000 students during his academic career. He was presented the 1995 Outstanding Educator Award by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

C. J. and his wife Mary Anne are the parents of two sons and one daughter: Charles (1979), Timothy (1983), and Corey (1987). They reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.