Assistant Professor of Accounting, School of Business
Alice Shiotsugu, veteran educator and tax professional, joined the Accounting Department in the fall of 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting, bringing her comprehensive background in taxation, finance, accounting and information systems to the School of Business.
A Certified Public Accountant, Dr. Shiotsugu was most recently adjunct professor of accounting at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson and at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. She has also taught at California Baptist College in Riverside and at National University in San Diego.
During her more than 21-year career with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dr. Shiotsugu worked in a variety of roles, including Internal Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Agent Supervisor, and Program Manager. She led initiatives to provide Spanish language examination instructions for Hispanic taxpayers, trained new personnel, and translated English to Spanish technical IRS documents, among other administrative tasks, while carrying out audits and fraud investigations. One income tax audit led to recovery of a very substantial adjustment eliminating a bank fraudulent tax benefit arising from Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) loopholes. The discovery of major banks’ noncompliance (presently known as loan securitization) in cases involving mainly REITs transactions resulted in the development of several Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) projects under her supervision. Dr. Shiotsugu routinely has volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) and Planning and Special Programs (PSP), and has shared her IRS expertise as it relates to fraud, appeals, hiring, teaching, and training.
Dr. Shiotsugu is also owner of Frishta Amala CPA and Tax Services in San Pedro, where she has dealt with U.S and foreign tax issues before a variety of governments, developed special expertise in expatriated assets, banking international compliance and tax treaty accords, as well as advised individual and corporate clients on partnership, trust and estate accounting, and payroll taxation matters. Her IRS experience has been a win-win outcome for the IRS and her clients on examination of tax returns, appeals on IRS adjustments, liens, seizures of taxpayers’ assets, US Tax Court related disputes, and civil fraud charges against her clients. She also assists with forensic accounting in matters of divorce, estate, and probate.
Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration in Taxation (University of LaVerne)
M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting and Human Resources (National University)
B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Math (Cal State Dominguez Hills)