Robin Soffer
Robin Soffer

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management (Courtesy)
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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Robin Soffer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management (Courtesy) and teaches Accounting and Business Finance in the BIP program. She has also taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dominican University, Concordia University, and Keller Graduate School of Management. Robin is co-author of a textbook, Financial Statement Analysis - A Valuation Approach. Robin also consults with both large and small businesses, specializing in business strategy and training development and execution. Previously, Robin was a vice president at The Quaker Oats Company, where she worked in strategic planning, general management and finance.

Robin holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received the Illinois Silver Medal on the CPA exam.

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Master of Arts, 1979, Finance and Marketing, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Sciences, 1978, Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Highest Honors, Bronze Tablet Scholar
Certified Public Accountant, 1978, Illinois, Elijah Watt Sells Award, Illinois Silver Medal

Academic Positions
Undergraduate Lecturer, Northwestern University, 2009-present
Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty, Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005-present
M.B.A. & Undergraduate Instructor, Finance & Accounting, Dominican University, 1999-2001
Undergraduate Instructor, Accounting, Organizational Management Program, Concordia University, 1992-1998
Lecturer, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University, 1993-present

Other Professional Experience
Supervisor and Manager, The Quaker Oats Company, 1979-1983
Senior Financial Analyst, The Quaker Oats Company, 1979-1983
Financial Analyst, The Quaker Oats Company, 1979-1983
Manager, The Quaker Oats Company, 1983-1986
Vice President, The Quaker Oats Company, 1986-1989
General Manager, The Quaker Oats Company, 1989-1991
Vice President, The Quaker Oats Company, 1989-1991
Assistant Treasurer, The Quaker Oats Company, 1991-1993
Consultant, Soffer Consulting LLC, 1993-2012

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Accounting For Decision Making (ACCT-430-0)
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. Online sessions are conducted synchronously with classmates and faculty.

Prior to beginning ACCT 430, students are required to complete a prep course based on their specific academic program.

Evening and Weekend Students are required to complete this Accounting Essentials Prep Course

1Y and MMM students are required to complete this Accounting Essentials Prep Course

2Y students are required to complete this Accounting Essentials Prep Course