Not only do ACI employees excel at their day-to-day jobs, they are actively engaged in the community. In addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer of ACI Specialty Benefits, Bryan Levy has been an Adjunct Professor for the MBA Accounting Program at National University since June 2016. He teaches undergraduate courses in Accounting Fundamentals, Finance Fundamentals and Applied Tech for Accountants. Levy is the primary instructor for the Graduate Level Foundations of Financial Accounting course for the MBA program, and will be starting his third course on February 5, 2018. His students come from all backgrounds, but a large percentage are active or former military, and foreign students.
“I received my own MBA from National University, and the courses and professors I had solidified my interest in accounting and finance,” said Levy. “I want to do the same for the next generation, and I hope that they too will become passionate about pursuing a career in accounting.”
Levy creates financial analysis projects for students using data from four San Diego-based companies – Qualcomm, WD40, Jack in the Box and Jenny Craig – to spark students’ interest and provide them with real-world experience. Throughout his teaching career, Levy has inspired several students, and even employees, to pursue successful careers in finance, including ACI Senior Sales Administrator Kevin Montejano, who took Levy’s class last year.
“Professor Levy was one of my favorite teachers,” says Montejano. “He was well-prepared for each class and students respected his expertise and advice, the same way employees respect him at ACI. He kept the class engaged and motivated us to continue the rest of the accounting curriculum.”
ACI CFO Bryan Levy is just one of many employees making a positive impact by giving back. Learn more about ACI’s numerous outreach efforts here.