Margaret Gilfillan, MBA, CPA
Chair, Department of Accounting, Applied Computer Science (IT) and Economics & Finance
- Bachelor of Arts, General Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
- MBA, Accounting and Finance, University of Pittsburgh
- Introductory Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Computer Applications
- Advanced Accounting
- Accounting for Managers
After receiving an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Professor and Chair Margaret Gilfillan worked for a number of years in a "Big Four" public accounting firm, earning a CPA and developing audit expertise in a number of industries. She later worked as CFO for several Pittsburgh organizations. She has been an associate professor of accounting at Point Park for more than 15 years and splits her teaching time between the undergraduate and MBA programs. In addition to teaching, Gilfillan does accounting consulting, primarily for not-for-profits and developing technology companies. Her accounting and finance expertise is also used in leadership positions on several not-for-profit boards.
Professional Licenses and Memberships
- Active CPA license in Pennsylvania
- Member, American Institute of CPAs
- Member, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
Point Park Features
- "The Resiliency of Accountancy: A Q&A with Point Park University’s Accounting Faculty," Point Park University website, May 19, 2020.
- "Students Complete VITA Accounting Course, Discuss Community Impact in Final Presentations," Point Park University website, April 23, 2020.
- "Networking Event Connects Accounting Major to Tax Internship With CPA Firm," Point Park University, April 3, 2018.
- "Accounting Majors Win 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement Awards," Point Park University website, Feb. 2, 2018.
- "Accounting Students Named Finalists in Case Study Competition," Point Park University website, Dec. 1, 2017.
- "Student Accounting Team Wins First Place in Auditing Case Study Competition," Point Park University website, Dec. 16, 2013.