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Assistant professor of accounting and business, Carlo J. Silvesti has been a member of the Gwynedd Mercy University faculty since 2006. He teaches courses in all aspects of accounting, including Principles of Management and Economics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University and his master’s degree in business administration from Temple University.
Prior to teaching at GMercyU, Professor Silvesti served as a financial officer for 35 years in middle market-sized businesses and taught accounting courses at Cabrini College as an adjunct professor. He served as president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and serves on the chapter’s Colleges and Universities Committee and the Accounting and Auditing Committee, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Management Accountants. His areas of expertise include individual taxation, managerial accounting and business planning. Check out his blog about the ins and Outs of Introductory Rate Credit Cards and Deferred Interest Programs on the PICPA blog and WalletHub articles on tips on applying for a balance transfer credit card for bad credit and credit cards for fair credit.
Under Professor Silvesti's tutelage, GMercyU's CPA exam pass rate was ranked 16th in the nation in its category of very small schools, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
He serves on the board of directors for Saint John Vianney Center, a behavioral health and addictive disease treatment facility of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.