John Black was recently named as chair, Accounting, Tax, and Business Law at Walsh College, after serving as the interim chair since January 2016. Black is also an associate professor of Accounting at Walsh.
Black earned his MBA in Finance at Wayne State University and also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at WSU with a major in Accounting. In addition, he is a CPA, CMA and CIA, and also is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Black has experience teaching cost accounting, fundamentals of accounting, auditing and advanced managerial accounting. Black’s other areas of expertise are financial analysis, auditing, Sarbanes Oxley, Hyperion Enterprise and SAP-ERP.
Black has more than 36 years of industry experience. He has been at TRW Automotive LLC for over 28 years working in positions of increasing responsibility in financial management and has received the TRW CFO Award. He also worked at both Lear Siegler, Inc. and Comerica Bank as a Senior Internal Auditor.
Black also has an interest in serving the community. He has been on the Redford Township Civil Service Commission, serving as Chairman. He also taught Economics to High School students as part of the Junior Achievement program and has volunteered his time as a tax preparer for the Accounting Aid Society of Detroit. Black is also an usher at St. Valentine Catholic Church.
Last Updated: July 2016