Karen Lynne Andrews

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Wed1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About Karen

Brief Bio

Karen is licensed through the Idaho State Board of Accountancy as a certified public accountant (CPA).  Before coming to LC State, Karen worked in private accounting (industry) as an assistant controller, and public accounting with a local accounting firm.  She also operated her own business as a CPA, providing tax and accounting services for local businesses and individuals.

Karen and her husband Dale have been married since 1980.  They have two adult children and seven grandchildren.

August 2020 VITA

VITA  August 2020

  1. Name:  Karen Lynne Andrews
  1. Rank:  Associate Professor
  1. Tenure status:  Tenured
  1. Division:  Business Division
  1. Year Joined Institution:  2008
  1. Teaching Experience:

Courses taught at LCSC:

AC 231 - Principles of Accounting I

AC 232 - Principles of Accounting II

AC 309 - VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance)

AC 331 – Intermediate Accounting I

AC 332 – Intermediate Accounting II

AC 385 - Managerial/Cost Accounting

AC 485 - Auditing Concepts

BUS 220 - Business Communication

BUS 301 - Financial Management

BUS 392 – Personal Finance

BUS 498B – Senior Capstone II

On-line classes developed for Blackboard:

AC   231 - Principles of Accounting I

AC   232 - Principles of Accounting II

AC   319 - Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

BUS 220 - Business Communications

BUS 301 – Financial Management

BUS 392 – Personal Finance

BUS 498B – Senior Capstone II

On-line classes developed for Canvas:

AC 231 – Principles of Accounting I

AC 232 – Principles of Accounting II

BUS 301 – Financial Management

  1. Areas of Teaching Responsibility:

Primarily accounting courses and, when necessary, other business courses at the undergraduate level.

  1. Education Background:

December 1996:  Master of Accounting Degree, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

May 1995:  Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

  1. Prior Experience not in Education:

2007 - 2008:  CPA, Su Brown and Associates, PLLC, Lewiston, ID

2001 - 2006:  Assistant Controller, FirstBank Northwest, Clarkston, WA

2001 - 2006:  Sole proprietor, Karen L. Andrews, CPA, Lewiston, ID

1997 - 2001:  Staff Accountant, Su Brown and Associates, PLLC, Lewiston, ID

1995 - 1996:  Graduate Teaching Assistant, WSU, Pullman, WA.

1980 - 1995:  Engineering Drafter, ATK, Inc., Lewiston, ID

1978 – 1980:  Drafter, Golden Industries, Clarkston, WA

1976 – 1977:  Secretary, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Fairbanks, AK

  1. Professional Memberships:

Member:  Idaho State Board of Accountancy

Member:   American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

1999 – 2008:  Idaho Society of CPAs

1995 – 1996: Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity

  1. Publications:

Business Profile, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

March 2010 “Two Sets of Books”

Business Profile, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

October 2010 “Business Email Etiquette”

Business Profile, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

May 2009 “Music as a Business Tool”

Business Profile, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

December 2008 “Building Better Banking Relationships”

  1. Consulting (Volunteer):

            2019 – 2020: Accounting Consultant, Kelly Creek Flycasters

            2016 – 2020: Boy Scout Troop 122 treasurer

2000 -  present:  Interlink Volunteers, Inc.

2008 – 2010: Payroll Reporting Consultant, Rivertree Inn, Clarkston, WA

2001- 2017:  Chief Joseph Foundation, Lapwai, ID

  1. Professional Growth Activities:

2020: Effective Business Communications (CPE Course)

2020:  Accounting Tools and Metrics for the CFO (CPE Course)

2020:  Retirement Planning and Taxes (CPE Course)

2020:  Using Microsoft Excel for Financial Analysis (CPE Course)

2020: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Quality Review Certification

2020: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Standards of Conduct Certification

2020: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Basic and Advanced Course Certification

2019:  LCSC CTL Workshop: Your Faculty Development Grant (Lorinda Hughes)

2019:  LCSC CTL Workshop: Student Engagement Online (Jenny Scott)

2019:  Excel Tips, Tricks, and Tools for the CPA (CPE Course)

2019:  Family Tax Planning (CPE Course)

2019:  Accounting for Investments (CPE Course)

2019:  Ethics for Idaho (CPE Course)

2018:  IACBE Regional Conference: “Make It Real and Relevant”, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2018: Estate Planning (CPE Course)

2018: Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management (CPE Course)

2018:  Complete Business Math for Accountants (CPE Course)

2018:  Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report (CPE Course)

2018: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Quality Review Certification

2018: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Standards of Conduct Certification

2018: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Basic and Advanced Course Certification

2018:  Cybersecurity Training: Email Spoofing (State of Idaho)

2018:  Cybersecurity Training: Creating Strong Passwords (State of Idaho)

2018:  Cybersecurity Training: Mobile Device Security (State of Idaho)

2018:  Cybersecurity Training: Ransonware (State of Idaho)

2017:  Personal Financial Planning for Accountants (CPE Course)

2017:  Ethics for Idaho (CPE Course)

2017:  The Pocket MBA: Concepts and Strategies (CPE Course)

2017:  Renaissance Leadership for Today (LCSC PDT)

2017:  IACBE Regional Conference, “Engaging the Curriculum”  Kellogg, ID

2017:  Course Design Workshop (LCSC Center for Teaching and Learning)

2017:  GAAP: A to Z, and Everything In Between (CPE Course)

2017:   Cracking the Codification: U.S. GAAP Research Made Easy (CPE Course)

2017:  Effective Business Communications (CPE Course)

2017: Quality Matters (QM) Training (eLearning, LCSC)

2017: IACBE Regional Conference, Spokane, WA

2017:  An Introduction to Course Design (TLC, Rachel Jameton, LCSC)

2016:  Teaching Professor Conference – “Educate, Engage, Inspire”, Washington D. C.

2015:  Idaho Colleges and Universities Open Course Adoption Workshop, Moscow, ID

2015:  Northwest eLearning Conference, Olympia, WA

2015:  Managing Emotions Under Pressure Seminar, Lewiston, ID

2015:  Ethics for Idaho (CPE Course)

2015:  Women’s Leadership Conference, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2015:  IACBE Regional Conference, Big Sky, MT

2015:  Corporate Fraud Case Studies (CPE Course)

2015:  Corporate Fraud Statistics (CPE Course)

2015:  EQ vs. IQ: The Secret to a CPA’s Success (CPE Course)

2014:  Annual Fraud Conference, Spokane, WA

2014:  Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Atlanta 2014 Global Engagement & Perspectives Meeting

2014:  Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Annual Research Conference, University of Washington-Tacoma

2013:  Ethics for Idaho (CPE Course)

2013:  The Detection and Prevention of Fraud in Financial Statements (CPE)

2013:  Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report (CPE Course)

2012:   National Governmental and Not-for-Profit Training Program and  Conference, Las Vegas, NV

2012:  Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Corporate Governance (CPE webcast)

2012:  Corporate Fraud Case Studies (CPE webcast)

2012:  Impact of Financial Crisis on the Accounting Profession (CPE webcast)

2011: Professional Conduct and Ethics Certification; NASBA (CPE webcast)

2011: Annual Fraud Conference; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Spokane WA

2011: Becker National CPA Faculty- Auditing Section Parts I through V and Financial Sections Parts I through III – Lead Faculty

2011:  WileyPLUS Faculty Network Certification of Participation (Wiley Faculty Network online seminar)

2010: Idaho State-Specific Ethics CPE Course (Idaho State Board of Accountancy)

2010: IFRS Boot Camp (Wiley Faculty Network online seminar)

2010: 2011 CPA Exam Update (Becker Faculty Training online seminar)

2010: Teaching At Its Best (Wiley Faculty Network online seminar)

2010: Lead Faculty Boot Camp (Becker Faculty Training, Chicago, IL)

2009:  Idaho State-Specific Ethics CPE Course

2009:  Distance Learning LCSC – E-Learning Series; RSS Feeds & Social

2009:  Distance Learning LCSC – E-Learning Series; Introduction to SoftChalk Lessonbuilder

1997 – 2008:  Annual Individual and Business Entities Federal and State Tax Updates, Gear-Up Seminars, Spokane, WA

1997 – 2008:  State Tax Updates and Roundtables, Idaho State Tax Commission, Lewiston, ID

October 2007:  Human Resource Seminar, Express Personnel, Lewiston, ID

June 2006:  Bank Accounting Seminars I and II, Bank Accounting Institute, Chicago, IL

May 2006:  Effective Writing for Accountants, RIA Thomson on-line course

December 2005:  AICPA Annual Accounting and Auditing Workshop, Boise, ID

September 2005:  Controllership Seminar, Skillpath, Spokane, WA

September 2004:  Implementing SOX 404 Internal Control Workshop, SEC Institute, Chicago, IL

September 2004:  Advanced SEC Reporting Skills Workshop, SEC Institute, Chicago, IL

December 2003:  Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop, SEC Institute,

San Francisco, CA

September 2003:  Controller Workshop, WA State CPAs, Spokane, WA

February 2003:  Modern Asset-liability Management for Community Banks,

Financial Managers’ Society, On-line course

Sept 2002:  Community Bank Compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act,

Financial Managers’ Society, On-line course

June 2002:  Intermediate Bank Accounting, Chicago, IL

May 2002:  Bank Accounting Boot Camp, Chicago, IL

November 2001:  Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Custodial Accounts and Reporting Workshop, Atlanta, GA

September 2001:  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)

Custodial Accounts and Reporting Workshop, Cleveland, OH

May 1999:  Professional Ethics for Certified Public Accountants,

AICPA Personal Development Series, Self-study

  1. Institutional Services Performed:

            2019 – present - Committee member, LCSC Career Fair Planning

            2018 – present – Business Division Peer Evaluation committee

            2017 – present -  Curriculum committee member

            2016 – present -  Committee member, Business Division Capstone

            2014 - present – Faculty Advisor, Accounting Club

2018 – Member, Adult Learner Strategy Team

2017 – 2019 – LCSC Communications Board Representative (Pathfinder)

2017 - UAR – Business Division Management Accounting Emphasis Program report collaboration

            2017 – Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Accounting

            2012 - 2017– Co-Faculty Advisor, Business Students Organization

            2016 - Instructor, LCSC PDT: Grammar, Business Writing, & Digital Etiquette

2016 – Committee Chair, Individual Tenure and Promotion Committee (Jill Thomas-Jorgensen)

2016 – Committee Member, Individual Tenure and Promotion Committee (Luther Maddy)

2016 – Committee member, Business Division Capstone

2015 – Search Committee Chair, Assistant Professor of Accounting

2013 – Instructor, LCSC PDT: Business Writing Tips & Techniques

2012 – Instructor, LCSC PDT: Digital Etiquette/Business Emails

2011 – 2014 – Senator, LCSC Faculty Senate

2011 – Instructor, LCSC PDT: Grammar and Business Writing

2010 - Member, Faculty Affairs, LCSC

2008 – 2010:  Advisor, Investment Club, LCSC

2008 – 2009:  Faculty Staff Member, Student Affairs Committee, LCSC.

1999:  Lewiston Civic Theatre Artistic Director Search Committee

  1. Professionally Related Community Activities:

            2016 – 2019: Treasurer, Boy Scouts Troop 122

2017 – present: Honorary Board Member and Financial Consultant, Interlink Volunteers, Clarkston, WA

1999 – 2016:  Executive Board Member, Interlink Volunteers, Clarkston, WA

1997 – 2003:  Executive Board Member, Clearwater-Snake Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee

1996-2004:  Lewiston Chamber Ambassador, Lewiston, ID