CPA magazine honors Rohrer College of Business' Van Brunt
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has named Margaret Van Brunt, assistant dean of the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, to its inaugural Top 50 Over 50 list. She and her fellow honorees are featured in the organization's magazine, New Jersey CPA, in its July/August edition.
NJSCPA honored “accounting veterans for their ongoing contributions to the CPA profession, the Society and the community,” according to the publication. NJSCPA noted, “These seasoned CPA practitioners and members of the NJSCPA were selected for their continuing impact on the accounting profession in the Garden State and beyond. Selection criteria included career activities and professional enhancement, key accomplishments at their respective firms, NJSCPA engagement and community service.”
“The Society is thrilled to honor these CPAs who constantly go above and beyond the call of duty to service their clients, profession and communities to make N.J. a better place in which to live and do business,” said Ellen McSherry, NJSCPA chief operating officer.
Van Brunt, of Cherry Hill, earned a B.A. in accounting from Rutgers University. She worked in the tax departments of Deloitte LLC and IU International Corporation before joining Rowan University in 1980 as an adjunct faculty member and in 1984 becoming a three-quarter-time faculty member. In 1999 she became a member of the Dean’s Office staff, holding the position of assistant to the dean and then assistant dean.
In her current role, Van Brunt works with the dean in all areas of the operation of the Rohrer College of Business. She serves as an ex-officio member of the Chair’s Council, Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee and Assurance of Learning Committee. She is the faculty advisor to the Bureau of Business Associations. In addition, she directs the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program on campus. She recently coordinated the Rowan University Employee Charitable Campaign.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the NJSCPA. Currently, she is serving as president of the Southwest Jersey Chapter of the NJSCPA as well as on the editorial board of New Jersey CPA magazine, for which she has authored numerous articles.
“I am truly honored to be named to the NJSCPA 50 Over 50 and I thank the NJSCPA for the opportunities to lead and give back it has provided to me,” Van Brunt said.