Patrick Lee, M.S., CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Email Address
(620) 229-6396

Patrick Lee is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and SC Enactus Team Advisor at the Southwestern College where he teaches in the BA in Business and BA in Accounting Program. Patrick is a licensed CPA in the State of California.

Patrick holds his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of La Verne and holds a Master of Science in Human Sciences from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. He began his accounting career at Deloitte and Touche, LLP as an external auditor specializing in Real Estate Investment Trusts and Manufacturing/Production Entities. As part of his role in the Manufacturing/Production Industry, Patrick was part of a specialized team of auditors who on-boarded new clients to Deloitte.

After leaving his position at Deloitte, Patrick and a few colleagues of his started a small accounting practice specializing in small business accounting, payroll, and taxes as well as individual tax work. During that time, Patrick worked to help small business owners become more efficient in their operations and become better prepared in making financial decisions in their own companies. Patrick subsequently sold his practice to focus on his teaching career.

Currently, Patrick is a Board of Director for the Kansas Society of CPAs and heads up the Learn Taskforce where he helps foster growth of new and innovative techniques to help CPAs learn material better and in an efficient manner. He is also active with the AICPA promoting the CPA brand to college students throughout the United States.

In 2016 and 2017, Patrick was recognized with an industry award by being named to the CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 under 40 Accounting Professionals leading the profession into the future. In addition, he has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career as a college faculty member.

In addition to his teaching, Patrick is active with the United Spirit Association as part of the support team that directs and executes the largest cheer and dance competition on the West Coast. Events include the USA High School Nationals event, the USA Collegiate Championships, and the USA All Star Championship.

Patrick Lee, M.S., CPA
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