Associate Professor of Accounting
Christie W. Johnson, C.P.A.
Christie Wilson Johnson, Associate Professor of Accounting, has been a member of the accounting faculty at Montana State University-Bozeman since 1980. She earned a Bachelor of Science (accounting major) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1973 and was recognized as the top graduate of her class. She received a Master of Business Administration (accounting emphasis) from the University of Wyoming in 1977 and received the Accounting Department Honor Book Award as the top graduate student.
Christie holds a current permit to practice as a licensed CPA in the State of Montana and was previously a licensed in Nebraska and Utah. She was a Senior Assistant in the auditing/assurance area with Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte) prior to pursuing her graduate education. Christie's area of expertise is financial accounting with a specialty emphasis in business combinations and consolidated financial statements.
Her primary teaching assignments are in intermediate and advanced financial accounting, though she has also taught survey, principles, managerial accounting, and auditing courses. During her recent one-semester sabbatical leave, she had an opportunity to delve into issues pertaining to joint ventures and unconsolidated entities, studying issues that are of global significance and in need of revision.
She has authored financial accounting and analysis cases published as textbook supplements and recently presented innovative teaching strategies at a national academic conference. Christie has been recognized for outstanding teaching and service throughout her academic career including 15 MSU Alumni/Chamber of Commerce Excellence awards, Montana Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator, Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor (national), and ASMSU Outstanding Faculty Advisor awards. She is particularly proud of her students' achievements and the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter she advises which has received the highest national ranking, Superior Chapter, for the last nine consecutive years. BAP members engage in professional and campus/community service activities and participate on a regional and national level. MSU students recently added the Outstanding Team Case Presentation Award for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting to numerous manuscript/presentation awards received at past conferences. Students are her top priority; she agrees with her early mentor that it is "a privilege to be a teacher."