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Joseph McCarthy, M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance


Professional Experience

Manager, Commercial Training Group, M&T Bank
Business Professor & Department Chair, Roberts Wesleyan College
Owner/Operator, McCarthy Financial Services
Field Auditor, Ray Wager & Associates
Business Professor & Division Chair
Financial Planner, Accu-Vest Planning, Inc.

Areas of Expertise

Budgeting, cost analysis and allocation
Financial accounting and reporting
Personal finance
Tax Planning and preparation


Joe joined the RWU faculty in 1999 after serving at Keuka College for 10 years as their Business Chair and Associate Professor of Accounting/Management, but soon left RWU for M&T Bank to become their first Vice-President and Director of Corporate and Commercial Training and Development. In 2008, Mr. McCarthy re-joined the RWU faculty on a full-time basis, and has since served in a variety of capacities:

  • 2008-2013 - served as both a professor within the Departments of Business and Adult and Graduate Enrollment as well as Chair for the Department of Adult and Graduate Enrollment for two years.
  • 2014 - served as Interim Executive Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • 2015 - served as the College’s Interim Executive Director for Adult and Graduate Enrollment.

Currently, Mr. McCarthy is serving as Chair for the School of Education & Social Work and Interim Chair for the School of Business, but continues to teach accounting courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In addition to his roles at M&T Bank and his various leadership positions at Roberts, Joe has worked for and/or with many business organizations as well as owned several small businesses in the Rochester area. He is currently the President of JGM Capital, LLC which owns and manages a portfolio of residential resort-rental properties in FL and SC. In addition, Mr. McCarthy serves as a Board member and Treasurer for a local non-profit organization, Artists Unlimited, Inc.