All instructors

Walter G. Austin


WALTER G. AUSTIN, Ph.D., CPA is an Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas at El Paso. He has published self-paced learning materials for college accounting texts, a computerized audit practice set, audit sampling templates, and several articles in journals. Numerous continuing professional education courses have been written and presented for state and local CPA chapters. Speeches have been given to various professional and academic organizations such as the National Association of Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and local CPA chapters. He has received numerous teaching awards and is a former Senior Auditor in the financial services industry with KPMG Peat Marwick.

L. Keith Jordan


L. Keith Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years in progressively responsible accounting, supervision, and management experience. His experience in industry has included general and cost accountant, accounts payable supervisor, property accountant, assistant controller, and controller. He has also worked as Controller/Business Manager for a higher education component campus. In addition to his accounting duties, Mr. Jordan’s responsibilities have included network administration, software programming, and information technology development and coordination. Part of Mr. Jordan’s expertise is business applications software. Among other languages and applications, he has worked with FoxPro, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), FrontPage, and the Microsoft Office Professional Suite. His ability to create software applications and code to meet accounting and business needs has often helped him increase or extend organizational capability and effectiveness. Mr. Jordan is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Affiliate. For several years, he taught QuickBooks as a classroom instructor and offered consulting services to help clients with management, accounting, and QuickBooks issues. Mr. Jordan is currently self-employed, engaged in technical writing and editing; he also develops and maintains, a website aimed at providing tools and resources for small business and individuals.

Christopher J Demaline


Christopher Demaline is a professor at Central Arizona College. He has taught accounting for more than 10 years. Chris has authored several accounting-related online courses and supplemental course materials. In addition, he has written several questions for the Certified Management Accounting exam. Chris also provides business start-up and business valuation consulting services. Chris’ formal education includes an MBA from Grand Canyon University (Ken Blanchard College of Business), as well as a Graduate Certificate in business valuation from Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) and a Graduate Certificate in forensic accounting from Northeastern University. He also holds the CPA, CMA and CFE credentials. Chris resides in the Phoenix metropolitan area with his wife and son. During his free time, he enjoys hiking in the Superstition Mountains.

Kelen Camehl


Kelen is a Certified Public Accountant with over 13 years of progressive accounting experience in various industries and currently serves as an accounting policy advisor with ConocoPhillips. Prior to this, he worked in various internal audit and SOX compliance roles within the company. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors. Kelen has remained activity involved in CPA exam content development for the past six years and has authored in excess of a thousand multiple choices questions for different sections of the exam, attending various workshops with the AICPA across the country each year. Additionally, he also is a technical reviewer and content developer for both Wolters Kluwer (CCH) and SmartPros Ltd and an editorial advisor for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy. He received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and his MBA in Finance at the University of Texas – San Antonio.

Joseph P Helstrom

Accounting & Software Training

Joseph P. Helstrom, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer for Carmel Financial Corporation, a sales finance company and is also a partner at CFO Resources, LLC a technology training company focusing on training and courseware for accountants”. Joe has over 25 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry. After auditing SEC clients for a large, global public accounting firm, he has managed the internal audit function as well as the financial reporting and analysis function for a global consumer electronics manufacturer and has directed corporate tax and corporate treasury functions for an international manufacturer of automotive parts. He has extensive experience in using and integrating computer applications to enhance the speed and decision usefulness of accounting and financial analysis processes.

Patricia McCarthy

Software Training

Patricia McCarthy is with CFO Resources LLC, a technology consulting firm that specializes in software training and customized courseware for accountants. Her focus is on Microsoft Excel and Access training. Patricia has been in software training for over 14 years and her client list includes the Indiana CPA Society who awarded her their Outstanding Discussion Leader award. She has been a contributor to the Journal of Accountancy and has published articles in several CPA Society magazines, including Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. She is also certified as a MOS expert in Excel. Patricia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and also holds a MBA from Babson College. She was a full-time Lecturer in Butler University’s School of Business for six years and has taught at several of Indiana’s other universities.

Mary S Schaeffer

Accounts Payable Expert

Mary S. Schaeffer, a nationally recognized accounts payable expert, is the author of 15+ business books. She runs AP Now, a boutique publishing and consulting firm focused on accounts payable issues. Before turning to writing and consulting she worked in the corporate world as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain, She speaks regularly at industry events, one-day seminars and online. She has an MBA in Finance and a BS in Mathematics.

Paul Winn

Insurance and Financial Writer

Paul Winn CLU ChFC is an insurance and financial writer with more than 30 years experience in the life insurance and securities industry as an agent/registered representative, an agency head, a marketing vice president for a life insurance company and the president of a corporate registered investment adviser. He was a long serving member of the advisory board to the New York State insurance department. He is a published book author and creator of more than 100 insurance and securities training courses.