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Joann Pinto

Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance

School of Business 375
CPA, State of New Jersey
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MA, Montclair State University
MBA, Montclair State University
PhD, Rutgers, The State University
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Jo Ann Pinto is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting & Finance, teaching courses in Cost Accounting, Contemporary Issues in Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis. She has been a professor at Montclair State University since 1999. Her research interests lie in the areas of capital markets, foreign currency translation, developing economies and tax policy. In addition to her teaching at Montclair State University, she has been employed as an Adjunct Professor at several area schools including Drew University, Rutgers University, Union County College and Essex County College.

Prior to academia, Dr. Pinto spent nine years in the practice of accounting in both private and public firms; there she specialized in financial accounting and tax accounting. Dr. Pinto enjoys travel and has spent two years living in Brazil where she learned to speak Portuguese fluently; she also understands Spanish and has a working knowledge of French. Her Latin American experiences have informed much of her research and she has a long-range goal of returning to Brazil as a Visiting Professor at a Brazilian University. As a professor at Montclair State, she has presented papers in Canada, India, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Mexico and Italy as well as many locations in the United States. Dr. Pinto has a PhD in Accounting and Applied Economics from Rutgers University, an MBA in Accounting from Montclair State University, an MA in Economics from Montclair State University, and a BS in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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Professional Experience

  • Graduate Assistant/Adjunct Instructor, Montclair State University (1991 - 1994)
  • Corporate Accountant, Clara Maass Medical Center (1988 - 1991)
  • Business Office Manager, WCCC (1986 - 1988)
  • Research Assistant/Instructor/Tutor, Ruitgers University (1995 - 1999)
  • Instructor, Union County College (1994 - 1995)
  • Instructor, Union County College (1998 - 1999)
  • Tax Accountant, Fred Koenig and Company, CPAs (1991 - 1995)
  • Associate Professor, Montclair State University (1999 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Scholarship for Intercultural Exchange, Rotary International (August 1979)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University ( 1983)
  • Beta Alpha Psi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ( 1983)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, MBA Program, Montclair State University (May 1992)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, MA Program, Montclair State University (May 1991)
  • Finalist, Outstanding Accounting Dissertion Award, American Accounting Association ( 1999)
  • Grant Recipient, Women in the Public Sphere, Rutgers University (September 1998)
  • Fellow, Doctoral Internationalization Accounting Consortium, University of Washington (March 1998)
  • Fellow, Doctoral Consortium, American Accounting Association (June 1997)

Refereed Published Articles

  • J. Pinto, J. Lipari (2000). Hidden Benefits of the Nanny Tax. The CPA Journal
  • J. Pinto (2001). Foreign Currency Translation Revisited. Indian Accounting Review
  • J. Pinto (2001). Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments as Predictors of Earnings Changes. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
  • J. Pinto (2002). Foreign Currency Translation Method Choice: Insights from Game Theory. Journal of Applied Business Research
  • J. Pinto (2003). Self-Financing Alternative: Borrowing Against a 401-K. CPA Journal
  • J. Pinto (2003). Equity Valuation in a Changing Institutional Climate: Evidence from Multinational Utilities. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation
  • J. Pinto (2005). Swimming Against the Tide: The Hidden Costs of Offshoring. CPA Journal
  • J. Pinto (2005). How Comprehensive is Comprehensive Income? The Value Relevance of Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments. The Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
  • J. Pinto (2005). The Population Ecology Paradigm: Review and Critique. Business and Economics Research
  • J. Lipari, J. Pinto (2009). Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008-Good News and Bad News. Taxpro Journal
  • J. Pinto (2011). What is the Real Income of the Poor? An Accountant's Perspecitve. Journal of Business & Economic Research
  • J. Pinto, J. LiPari (2023). It's Time to Make the Savers' Credit Refundable. National Association of Tax Professionals
  • J. Pinto, J. Li Pari (2023). The Social Security Trap. National Association of Tax Professionals
  • J. Pinto, B. Lin, J. Lipari (2012). Financial Statement Analysis-A Few Considerations from Multinational Companies. Today's CPA
  • S. Husted, J. Pinto, S. Romero (2013). Elijah Watt Sells Award: A Study of Previous Winners . American Journal of Business Education
  • J. Pinto, P. Lohrey (2016). Point-Counterpoint: Should Attendance Be Required in Collegiate Classrooms?. Contemporary Issues in Education Research
  • J. Pinto, P. Lohrey, (2019). Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policy in an AACSB School. Contemporary Issues in Education Research

Published Proceedings

  • J. Pinto (5s). . Strategic Profitability Analysis in a Multinational Setting
  • J. Pinto (5s). . What is the Real Income of the Poor? An Accountant's Perspecitve