Associate Professor of Accounting
Christie W. Johnson, C.P.A.
Christie W. Johnson has been an accounting faculty member in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship since 1980. She was previously an accounting instructor at the University of Wyoming and the University of Utah, and taught off-campus CPA review in Salt Lake City. She earned a Bachelor of Science (Accounting) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1973 and an MBA—Accounting Emphasis from the University of Wyoming in 1977. Johnson was a senior assistant in the auditing/assurance practice area in the Omaha office of Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte), holds a license to practice as a CPA in the State of Montana, and was previously licensed in Nebraska and Utah.
Financial accounting is Christie’s area of expertise and she specializes in business combinations and consolidated financial statements. She has received many awards for outstanding teaching and service including the Montana Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator, Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Teacher (MSU), Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor (national and regional), ASMSU Outstanding Faculty Advisor, and 18 MSU Alumni/Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards.
Christie served as the faculty advisor for the student accounting organizations for 27 years and guided the process which lead to the installation of the MSU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi in 1991. She also served many years as the accounting recruiting coordinator and founded Meet the Accounting Recruiters, a separate career fair event focused on accounting internships and careers. In 2011, she organized the inaugural MPAc Professionalism Workshop, co-sponsored by the College and the Accounting Advisory Council, which is now an annual event. Accounting graduate students spend the day interacting with accounting professionals in a variety of workshop sessions designed to further develop the interpersonal and business social skills needed for career success.
She has authored accounting and financial analysis cases published as text supplements, presented several American Accounting Association effective learning strategy sessions, co-authored journal articles and a book chapter. In a collaborative effort, Professor Bonita Kramer and Christie co-authored Financial Statements Demystified, one of many books in a series published by McGraw-Irwin intended to reach an educated layperson audience.