Marco J. Malandra

Marco J. Malandra

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Accounting

      • Associate Professor of Practice


Professor Malandra has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and tax accounting courses at Temple University’s Fox School of Business since 1986. He has also taught Temple-Rome in 2014, and various Executive MBA courses in Singapore, Tokyo, Cali, Morocco, Beijing, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, and in the Masters of Accountancy Program, as well as undergraduate courses at Seton Hall, Widener, and Eastern Universities, and at Philadelphia Community College.

All of Professor Malandra’s courses include extensive on-line comprehensive PowerPoint slides, emphasizing key concepts presented in a Q&A format to promote class discussion. All assignments, also on-line, provide students with immediate, comprehensive explanations and calculations of all answers, and experiential group projects promote teamwork and understanding of all steps in the accounting process or researching financial accounting cases in FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification and IFRS standards. During the spring 2016 semester, Professor Malandra prepared 20 online exams with 1,000 multiple choice questions based on prior CPA Exam – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section questions, which now serve as homework assignments for the Intermediate Accounting courses and his MAcc course, Advanced Studies in Financial Reporting.

Professor Malandra graduated from Girard College High School in Philadelphia, studied education and psychology at Antioch College in Ohio, served as a Specialist 4 Legal Clerk in the US Army at Fort Lewis, Washington, worked as a legal clerk, notary public, and process server in a criminal law practice in San Francisco, studied law under California’s Law Office Study Program, and was licensed as an Attorney at Law in 1979. On receiving his BS degree in Accounting at San Francisco State University in 1980, he began his accounting career at Deloitte’s Tax Department, earning an MS in Taxation at Golden Gate University, and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. Moving back to his Philadelphia hometown after 14 years, he became a Tax Department Manager at Laventhol & Horwath, and since 1986, began teaching at Temple, while maintaining his own active tax planning and compliance practice.

Courses Taught




ACCT 2101

Financial Accounting


ACCT 3511

Intermediate Accounting I


ACCT 3512

Intermediate Accounting II


Selected Publications


  • Jones, D.E. & Malandra, M. Relief from the 163(j) Interest Limitation for the Real Estate Industry. Real Estate Law Journal, 49(1).

  • Jones, D.E. & Malandra, M. Opportunity Zones Get Clarification from Newly Published Proposed Regulations. Real Estate Law Journal, 48(3).

  • Jones, D.E. & Malandra, M. Highlights of the Final §199A Regulations and Related Guidance. Real Estate Law Journal, 48(2).

  • Jones, D.E. & Malandra, M. (2018). Passthrough Loss Limitation Hurdles and the New IRC Section 461(l) Provisions. Real Estate Law Journal, 47(2), 182-196. United States: Thompson Reuters.