Karen Davies

Phone: (605) 658-6465

Email: Karen.Davies@usd.edu

Bio:

I am an Instructor of Accounting in the USD Beacom School of Business. I hold a BSBA, with a major in Accounting and an MPA from USD. Prior to coming to the USD Beacom School of Business, I spent 26 years as the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at the USD Foundation. Prior to that I worked for RSM LLP as an auditor and Hawkeye Bancorporation (Des Moines, IA) as a staff accountant. I hold a CPA license and am active in the community using my accounting skills.


Teaching Interests:

Not-for-Profit Accounting, Management Accounting, Governmental Accounting and Principles of Accounting.


Research Interests:

Not-for-profit, governmental accounting, tax reform and teaching methodologies.


Education:

  • Master of Professional Accountancy, Accounting, University of South Dakota , 1989
  • BS, Accounting, University of South Dakota, 1984

Licensures and Certifications:

  • CPA, South Dakota Board of Accountancy

Awards and Honors:

  • FMA Outstanding Financial Executive, Beacom Finance Department, 2017
  • Outstanding Service Award, Beacom Accounting & Finance Division, 2016

Presentations:

  • Carr, David, Davies, Karen, Davies, Thomas. Tax Legislation and Related Policy Considerations. Presented at the Midwestern Economics Association, Evanston, IL. (March 23, 2018)