Accounting Professor's Article Published

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jesse Ligo, Westminster College associate professor of accounting, was published in the Aug. 15 issue of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Student News.

"I'm a CPA and I'm Here to Help" profiles three couples in situations that, on the surface, appear to be social rather than economic or financial problems.  The article illustrates how Ligo, a CPA, helped the couples identify the underlying financial causes and resolve their issues.

"I believe CPAs, with their expertise in budgeting, taxes, financial analysis, and investing, are in a unique position to help alleviate many of these situations even though the general public may not first perceive them as being financial in nature," Ligo writes.  "Accounting majors should know and understand that they need not feel they take a back seat to anyone in their ability to help individuals and the greater good of society."

Ligo, a Westminster graduate, joined the faculty in 2008.  He earned a master's degree from Bowling Green State University and is a CPA in Pennsylvania.

Contact Ligo at (724) 946-7167 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Mr. Jesse Ligo