Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting
Eric Mlynarczyk is a Finance and Accounting professional with 12+ years of experience in banking and corporate manufacturing environments. In the Fall Semester of 2017 Eric joined Purdue University Northwest (PNW) with a full time position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting. He is also a Partner of a private practice Accounting Firm offering accounting, payroll, tax and consulting services.
Prior to joining PNW Eric worked for ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. He held a number of positions over 5 years. Areas included: Riverdale, IL Plant Controller (focused on both plant accounting and operations), Internal Reporting and Planning (primary focus on USA cash flow), and Shared Services – Special Projects (provided accounting support with system implementations, project management and process improvements with primary focus on accounts receivable and accounts payable initiatives). Prior to joining ArcelorMittal Eric worked for Whirlpool Corporation, a global manufacturer of home appliances, where he held a number of positions over 5 years. Areas included: Financial Planning & Analysis (focused on North America cash flow and P&L), KitchenAid Small Appliances Business Unit (focused on sales forecasts, product launch EVA models and budgets), and International Tax (focused on tax compliance and tax planning). Prior to joining Whirlpool he worked for Peoples Bank for 2 years in their Corporate Finance & Controls Group. Peoples Bank operates in Lake and Porter counties providing banking products and services to its local communities.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management (double major in Accounting and Finance) and a Masters of Accountancy degree, both from Purdue University Northwest (PNW). He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Indiana, member of the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
While attending PNW as an undergraduate, Eric worked full time and was a student assistant at PNW his senior year. Eric was a founding member of the Finance and Accounting Club (FAC) with former faculty advisor Ed Furticella, and was its first president. Today they currently have a membership of approximately 125 students. Eric was a member of the first PNW represented team that participated in the INCPAS case study competition and his team was one of six finalists who presented their case study to a panel of judges (CPA professionals) in Indianapolis. Eric was also awarded INCPAS’s Accounting Honor Student award.
Eric has had continued involvement with PNW. He was a Limited Term Lecturer for Cost Accounting for 3 years. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the PNW College of Business in 2015. He has returned to the Finance and Accounting Club as a guest speaker on several occasions. As the PNW School of Business went through the AACSB accreditation process, he was one of a group of individuals who met with the accreditation team to discuss their experiences as a student and as a graduate of Purdue.