Prior to joining the faculty in 1997 as Professor of Practice, Sheri Risler, CPA was an Audit Partner with the Philadelphia office of Ernst &Young where she provided a broad range of services to entrepreneurial, middle market and public companies. Her focus was in managing and directing engagement teams performing financial statement audits of companies in the service, high technology and life sciences industries. Professor Risler has a complete knowledge of accounting, financial and SEC reporting requirements and has assisted her clients, attorneys and investment bankers in the preparation of offering documents for initial and secondary public and private offerings. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Professor Risler was also a Senior Internal Auditor with the University of Pennsylvania where she conducted evaluations of internal accounting controls, reviewed adherence to policies and procedures, recommended efficiencies in the University’s operations and reported on the findings. Professor Risler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting from Boston University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Professor Risler is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Professor Risler was the recipient of the 2016 PICPA Volunteer Service Award.
In 2011, Professor Risler was named the Director of the Fox School Master of Accountancy Program. In March 2017, she was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy as a board member for a 4-year term. Since joining the Fox School, Professor Risler has enjoyed teaching undergraduate Auditing and Senior Seminar in Accounting and Advanced Auditing in the MAcc program. She has received several faculty awards, including the 2009 Beta Alpha Psi Teacher of the Year award and the 2012 Master of Accountancy Faculty Award. Professor Risler also received the Musser Award for Faculty Service in November 2013.