Michael J. Rolleri, MBA, C.P.A., CGMA

Michael Rolleri
Professor Emeritus

Accounting, Finance, and Marketing
Pompea College of Business

Certified Public Accountant, Connecticut State Board of Accountancy.

Chartered Global Management Accountant, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, 2012.

MBA, University of Connecticut, 1977.
Major: MBA
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Accounting

About Michael

I am an associate professor of accounting.  I am a CPA and have an MBA from the University of Connecticut. 

I have published various articles over the years.  In 2012, one article was published in the Connecticut CPA Journal and republished by the New Hampshire CPA Journal.  One article is currently in progress with Abbas Nadim concerning the benefits of annual audits to small businesses.  In 2009 another article was published regarding profit sharing plans in the International Business and Economics Research Journal. 

I have always practiced public accounting while teaching at the University and I maintain currency in the field each year.  I am also a partner in a peer reviewed firm.

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Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Articles

Rolleri, M. (2006). Life After Defined Benefit Plans. Journal of Business and Economic Research, 4(8).


Refereed Journal Articles

Rolleri, M., Wnek, R. E. (2014). Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs and the AICPA Decision Tool for Adopting an Accounting Framework. Connecticut CPA, September/October 2014, ppgs 8-13. www.ctcpas.org/uniflip/SO2014/html/8.html

Rolleri, M. (2012). Plans under way to Develop Financial Reporting Guidance for Small Privately Held Businesses. Connecticut CPA Journal, 52(5).

Daneshfar, A., Simyar, F., Rolleri, M., Wnek, R. (2010). Motives For Employee Profit Sharing Schemes in the U.S., U.K., And Canada. International Business & Economics Research Journal.

Rolleri, M., Goldberg, M., Wnek, R., Leone, J. (2007). Application of Domestic Production Activities Tax Deduction (Relating To A Wide Range Of Industries). Journal of Business and Economics.

Presentations Given

Rolleri, M., Daneshfar, A., "Motivating Factors in Selecting Employee Profit Sharing Schemes in the U.S., U.K. and Canada (similarities and differences)," Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Hartford, Connecticut. (April 2007).

Professional Positions

Partner, Whelan Rolleri & DePietro LLC. (1980 - Present).
Public Accounting Firm;  peer reviewed auditing and accounting practice

Senior Auditor, Arthur Andersen & Co. (1976 - 1980).
Senior auditor on the publicly-held and closely held audit teams.  Responsible for planning, designing and executing testing procedures, internal control review, merger and acquisition due diligence investigations, staff supervision and training.


For Profit Organization

Whelan Rolleri & DePietro LLC. Partner in public accounting firm; firm provides audit, accounting and attest, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals in Fairfield and New Haven Counties and several other states (1980 - Present).

Courses Taught
  • ACCT 2220 Intermed Financial Acct I, 1 course
  • ACCT 2221 Intermed Financial Acct II, 3 courses
  • ACCT 4422 Intermed Financial Acct III, 2 courses
  • ACCT 4431 Adv Financial Accounting, 3 courses
  • ACCT 4433 Auditing & Assurance Services, 1 course
  • ACCT 6695 Independent Study I, 1 course
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