A JWU faculty member since 2009, Dawn Lopez has extensive corporate accounting experience. She developed many of the Charlotte campus financial policies in effect today.In her role as former controller of JWU's Charlotte Campus, Lopez developed many of the campus financial policies still in effect. She participated in campus leadership and served as a member of the finance team for the complete university system. Her areas of responsibility included budgeting, strategic planning, expense forecasting, tax planning and cash management/investment strategies. Lopez also has experience with a public accounting firm that specialized in the financial management and tax preparation for the medical and legal professions. Subsequently, she served as accounting manager at a multi-state environmental company where she supervised staff accountants and managed budgeting, financial reporting and payroll tasks. Lopez has earned the prestigious CMA certification and is an active member of the Charlotte chapter of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. She teaches a variety of accounting and CMA review courses, enabling her to instill her enthusiasm for management accounting in others pursuing their certification.