Wendy Heltzer
Wendy Heltzer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management

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Outside of academia Heltzer has experience in the corporate world; she worked at Ernst & Young, LLP as a Senior Tax Consultant.

Heltzer brings many of her experiences from the corporate world into the classroom, to help prepare her students for their post-graduation jobs. Heltzer earned her B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School (1996), and her MBA and Ph.D. from Chicago Booth (2006).

Heltzer currently serves on the board of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.

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P.h.D., MBA, 2006, Accounting, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
BS, 1996, Accounting, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Academic Positions
Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2001-2006
Instructor, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2005-2005
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2011-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2012-2013
Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business, 2006-2012
Associate Professor, DePaul Univeersity, Driehaus College of Business, 2012-present

Other Professional Experience
Staff and Tax Consultant, Ernst & Young, LLP, 1996-2000

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Accounting For Decision Making (ACCT-430-0)
This core course is equivalent to ACCT-440 (MMM Accounting for Decision Making). This course acquaints students with the process used to construct and understand the financial reports of organizations. The objective is to understand the decisions that must be made in the financial reporting process and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the breadth of accounting measurement practices and on being able to make the adjustments necessary for careful analysis. The course highlights the linkages between accounting information and management planning, and decision making and control. Course sections that end in "H" will be taught in a format that combines the convenience and flexibility of online learning with the social and instructional benefits of face-to-face classroom experiences.

Managerial Accounting (ACCT-431-0)
This course emphasizes the use of accounting data in internal management planning and control. It is concerned with accounting techniques that affect decisions about resource allocation and performance evaluation within a firm. The course covers the basic vocabulary and mechanics of cost accounting, as well as the economic basis for managerial accounting techniques and the problems that should be anticipated in their use.

Accounting for Decision Making (ACCTL-420-0)
This is an introductory accounting course which addresses the fundamental skills needed to understand accounting measurement practices and to interpret financial statements. Using real-world financial statements and related issues, students in this course will learn the basics of financial reporting and financial statement analysis. This courses covers the core managerial decisions made throughout the financial reporting process and also teaches students how to use accounting data to better understand firm performance.