Clare Burns

Contact

Ms. Clare Burns
Director of the MSA Program
Instructor of Accounting and Business Law

Phone: (409)880-8626
Email: burnscd@lamar.edu
Office: Gallowy Business Building Room 236
Office Hours: MW 9-11am TTHU 2:30- 3:45pm

M.B.A.  Lamar University
Certified Public Accountant

Courses Taught

Masters:

Advanced Auditing 

MBA:

Financial & Managerial Accounting Foundations 

Bachelors:

Intermediate Accounting I 
Intro to Financial Accounting 
Introduction to Auditing
Professional Accountancy Capstone
Special Topics in Management

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of Masters of Science in Accounting, Lamar University (2011 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.
Instructor of Accounting, Lamar University (2006 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Experienced Audit Manager, Arthur Andersen & Co. (July, 1986 - February, 1996), Houston, Texas. Full-time auditor from July 1986-December 1994
Part-time auditor/consultant from December 1994-February 1996

Consulting 

2011-2014:  Little Cypress - Mauriceville CISD, District Education Improvement Committee, Business Representative

2008-2014:  Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Finance Committee

2009-2012:  Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Governance Committee

2008:  Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Governance Committee

2007:  Little Cypress - Mauriceville CISD, District Education Improvement Committee, Business Representative

2007:  Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, Finance Committee

2006:  Little Cypress - Mauriceville CISD, District Education Improvement Committee, Business Representative

2004-2005:  Little Cypress - Mauriceville, District Education Improvement Committee, Business Representative

2003:  Little Cypress - Mauriceville, District Education Improvement Committee, Business Representative

Service

Professional Service 

Advisor
2014 – 2017:  Carrie Lutcher Brown Foundation (Local).

2015:  Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD - District Education Improvement Committee, Orange, Texas (Local).  Business Representative

2011 – 2012:  First Presbyterian Church - Lemaster Committee, Orange, Texas (Local).

2011 – 2012:  Frances Ann Lutcher Foundation, Orange, United States of America (Local).  Frances Ann Lutcher Trustee Chairman

2011:  First Presbyterian Church of Orange, Orange, Texas (Local).  Frances Ann Lutcher Trustee Chairman

Board of Directors: Substantial Involvement
2011 – 2016:  Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana (Regional).  Advisory Board/Finance Committee/Governance Committee

Board Member: Board of Trustees
2011 – 2012:  First Presbyterian Church of Orange (Local).

2010:  First Presbyterian Church of Orange.
2009:  First Presbyterian Church of Orange.  Advisor to Finance Committee
2007:  First Presbyterian Church of Orange.  Advisor to Finance Committee

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Member:
2017-2018 – 2018-2019:  Accounting Department Scholarship Committee 

Member:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Accounting Search Committee

2008-2009:  Accounting 2301 Coordinator 

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2015-2016 – 2018-2019:  Attendee at Beta Alpha Psi events  

2012-2013 – 2015-2016:  MSA Director

2009-2010 – 2017-2018:  Accounting 2301 Coordinator
Writing Student Recommendations:
2017-2018:  Student recommendation letters for scholarships, jobs and PhD programs.  
2015 – 2016:  Undergraduate and Graduate students 

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Graduate Programs Committee
 
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee Lamar University  

2011-2012:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Beta Gamma Sigma: Treasurer  

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2016:  Lamar Preview Day: Represented the Accounting Dept. in the COB open house at Lamar Preview Day

2007-2008 – 2008-2009:  Beta Gamma Sigma    

Member:
2016:  University Professor/Merit Award Selection Committee  
2015:  Search Committee - MBA Associate Director  
2014-2015:  Strategic Planning Committee
2014 – 2015:  Exit Exam Committee Member
2010-2011 – 2015-2016:  Program Assessment Project

University Assignments

Member:

2017:  Evaluation Committee - RFP - Auditing Service
2011-2012 – 2015-2016:  Honors Council 
2011-2012 – 2012-2013:  Admissions Committee
2010-2011 – 2012-2013:  Admissions Committee
2007-2008 – 2018-2019:  Honors Council  
2006-2007 – 2008-2009:  Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board 

University Assignments

2018-2019:  Accounting Department Representative at Hall of Fame Luncheon  

Member:
2013-2014:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee  

Community Service 

Member:
2010:  Little Cypress Junior High, Campus Improvement Committee

2007 – 2009:  Little Cypress Junior High, Campus Improvement Committee

Other Community Service Activities
2015 – 2016:  Orange County Aggie Mothers' Club - Treasurer 

Intellectual Contributions

Referred Articles

  • Badua, F., Burns, C., & Sharifi, M. (2018).  Objectives, Assertions, and Workpapers: Structuring and Documenting Social Accounting And Audit.   Internal Auditing.
  • Badua, F., Burns, C., & Sharifi, M. (2017).  Using the Feedback Loop to Structure a Strategy Audit.   Internal Auditing.
  • Burns, C. D., Moss, G. J., & Moss, J. D. (2009).  Instructional Case: Java & Holes.   Journal of Business Case Studies, 5 (3), 27-32.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Badua, F., & Burns, C. (2016).  They Can Count Beans, Now How About Writing and Critical Thinking.   AAA 9th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting.
  • Badua, F. A. & Burns, C. D. (in press, 2016).  Tripling the Pass Rate: How an Accounting Program in a US State University Increased the CPA Exam Pass Rate Among Its Students.   AAA 9th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting.
  • Fraccastoro, K., & Burns, C. (2010).  Factors Influencing Success for Students Repeating Accounting Principles.   Allied Academies International Conference.
  • Fraccastoro, K., & Burns, C. D. (2009).  Student Success Factors in Financial Accounting.   Allied Academies International Conference.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Woodcock, D., Colon, R., Rose, D., & Burns, C. (2015, March). Bringing Sexy Back: Fraudulent Financial Reporting Continues to Affect Businesses, but this Time Regulators are on the Lookout.   2015 Mid-Year Forensic Accounting Conference, Denver, Colorado.