Donald BowmanTitle: Accounting Instructor
Department: Accounting and Finance
Division: Div of Bus Sci & Vocation Ed & Econ Dev
Organization: Saddleback College
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4484
Certifications and Education
Certified Public Accountant, California
MBA Business, University of California, Irvine
BS Accounting, California State University, Long Beach
AA Business, Long Beach City College, Long Beach
I have accumulated over 30 years of experience in the accounting, finance, sales and marketing administration and related fields working for companies such as CCH Computax Inc., RR Donnelley and Son's Company, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Pioneer Strategic Business Services, Inc. and related companies, holding positions of Assistant Corporate Controller, Vice President Financial Analysis, and Vice President Sales Administration. I have consulted small businesses and negotiated and administered financial programs, audits, controls and agreements with companies such as Walmart, Walmart.com, Best Buy, Amazon.com, Costco, Sears, Target, and others. Indrstries have included manufacturing, wholesale, retail, internet, reverse logistics, and service sectors.
I began teaching over 20 years ago after one of my accounting staff ask me to help him with his accounting homework. “You explain this so well, you should be teaching”, he said. Well that was the beginning of my journey into the teaching world. Subsequently I have developed a passion for helping students learn and understand what Accounting and Business are really about, and hopefully guide them into the best business career that fits their interests. If you enjoy what you do, you never have a job, you have an adventure.
Courses have included Financial and Managerial Accounting, Cost and Intermediate Accounting, Credit and Financial Statement Analysis, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Management, Operations Management, Personal Finance, and Fundamentals of Investing.
• Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• Member CAL CPA's
• Member ACT CPA Exam Question Writing Team
• UCI Alumni Association
• Academic Senate - Saddleback College
Personal Interests, Activities and Hobbies
Family time, charity volunteer work, playing guitar and music, playing cards, pocket billiards, writing short stories