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C.J. Skender

C.J. Skender

Clinical Professor of Accounting


McColl 4411CB #3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Accounting professor C. J. Skender has educated thousands of students and executives in North Carolina and around the globe.

Professor Skender, who has taught all three of his children while they were students at UNC, was featured in a BusinessWeek Online series about business graduates’ favorite professors.

His scholarly work has been published in TAXES and Journal of Accounting Education. Professor Skender worked as an auditor for Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Philadelphia. He has attained 11 professional designations in accounting, financial planning, insurance and management: CPA, CMA, CCA, CIA, ChFC, CLU, CFP, AIAF, CFE, CFM and CBM.

He has served as a training consultant on three continents for GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, ITT Sheraton, Nortel Networks, Siemens and Wells Fargo. He has developed and delivered numerous executive education seminars as well as CPA, CMA and CIA review courses. For six years, he lectured simultaneously in CPA preparatory classes at UNC Kenan-Flagler, North Carolina State University and Duke University. For seven years, he taught a variety of accounting courses on cable television.

Professor Skender has received multiple teaching awards at UNC Kenan-Flagler, N.C. State and Duke. He was presented the 1995 Outstanding Educator Award by the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He was inducted into the Wells Fargo Hall of Fame in 2003.

He received his MBA from Duke and his BS from Lehigh University. He attended Lehigh on a basketball scholarship and graduated magna cum laude.