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Richard Dumont

Director of Undergraduate Business Programs and Program Chair – Accounting

Contact info:
Phone: 203.596.8599
Email: [email protected]
Office: North Hall 203

Richard DumontAcademic Background

BS in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, Central Connecticut State University

Teaching Background

Dumont holds the position of Post University’s Program Manager of Accounting and Leadership.  His previous position at Post University was Assistant Professor of Accounting.  His course specialties at the university level are Auditing, Fraud Examination, Internal Auditing and Advanced Accounting.  He has taught Auditing and Internal Auditing at Central Connecticut State University for many years.

Professional Background

Certified Public Accountant – worked in public accounting for several years and continues with periodic consulting

Senior Bank Manager – started in banking as the manager of internal audit and eventually spent many years as a member of senior management

Teaching Philosophy

Dumont is passionate about assisting students to achieve success in their career.  Post University provides an opportunity to exercise this passion.  He likes to bring real world experience into the classroom. His favorite saying is “if you like your job, you will never work a day in your life”. To this, Dumont replies, “I never worked.”

Personal Background

Dumont served two and one half (33 months) tours of duty with the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam (May 1967 to February 1970).

He is actively involved in the local community involvement and serves as Secretary, Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chairperson of the Funds Allocation Committee of the United Way of Greater Waterbury.  He considers his greatest achievement in this area is saving the financially insolvent Waterbury YMCA from going bankrupt which allowed it to become a multimillion dollar operation in the local down town.

Dumont is married with grown children.  He is an avid runner and maintains a daily exercise routine to stay physically fit.  He collects science fiction books, pulp magazines and comic books and has written several papers on them.

Research/Academic Interests

Dumont’s major interests are in the fraud and auditing area.  He is especially astute in regard to the “people” aspect of fraud and audits.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

Institute of Internal Auditors

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Dumont has served as a director of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and on three different occasions has chaired their Committee for Relations with Colleges and Universities.  He is currently an active member of that committee.  In 1997 he was awarded the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ annual public service award.  He has also chaired a special Committee for Recruitment of Minorities into the Accounting Profession.