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Anthony Basile

Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business


PHD, 2001, New York Univ (NYU); MS, 1992, Long Island Univ, CW Post Cam; CPA, 1985, Unknown Coll; BBA, 1983, Hofstra Univ


Dr. Basile holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University where he graduated with highest honors distinction, an M.S. in taxation from Long Island University and a Ph.D. from New York University. As an undergraduate, he assisted in the research and editing of two textbooks as well as a review book. In order to earn the highest honors distinction, Dr. Basile wrote and orally defended a thesis on international accounting standards. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. Additionally, Dr. Basile earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and also the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs.

Dr. Basile began his career with the international accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath and then Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (now KPMG Peat Marwick LLP). He is a principal in an accounting and profitability consulting firm, specializing in litigation consulting, business valuations, forensic accounting, auditing of non-profit entities and employee benefit plans, business planning and consulting for small-to medium-sized businesses.

Dr. Basile is a professor at Hofstra University teaching courses in forensic accounting, fraud, auditing, accounting information systems, and taxation for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Basile also serves as a Senator on the Hofstra University Senate.

Dr. Basile’s doctoral dissertation won a national research award as the Most Outstanding Dissertation in Business Education in 2001. Dr. Basile’s other research has been published in the accounting, taxation, education and legal journals. He co-authored a chapter on taxation in a popular accounting text published by John Wiley & Sons, authored or co-authored articles on selection of high end and low end accounting software, e-commerce, audit engagement risk, whistle blower litigation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and no-fault insurance fraud (cited by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals).

Dr. Basile is frequently quoted in media outlets such as the Long Island Business News, Newsday and the New York Times. He is a frequent lecturer to business groups and has made numerous television appearances on topics such as business valuations, retirement planning, stock options, divorce settlements, federal government shutdowns, sales tax issues and the accountants role as business advisor. He has been an expert witness in several cases involving business valuations and a guest on several radio stations, speaking on technical and business issues. Based on that expertise, Dr. Basile was the technical writer for the accounting profession’s one and only business valuation standard, the AICPA’s SSVS#1.

Dr. Basile speaks regularly before business groups including attorneys and fellow CPAs on technical topics regarding taxation litigation, business valuations, professional standards and ethics. Dr. Basile currently serves as the President of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of CPA’s. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Chapter’s Cooperation with Attorneys Committee as well as the Co-Chair of the Chapter’s Cooperation with Education Institutions Committee.

Teaching Interests

Taxation Auditing Forensic Accounting

Research Interests

Education Taxation Accounting Fraud Litigation Support

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ACCT 143 INCOME TAX ACCT 1 Undergraduate
ACCT 144 INCOME TAX ACCT 2 Undergraduate
TAX 331 M.S. INTERNSHIP Graduate
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