Faculty: Josef Rashty

Josef Rashty

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco

Professor Josef Rashty has a B.S. and M.S. in accounting from Oklahoma State University and a 2 nd B.A. and 2 nd M.A. in philosophy from San Francisco State University.

He has a CPA certificate (active and in good standing) from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs, and Texas Society of CPAs.

He is currently working on his PhD in sustainability and environmental ethics at California Institute of Integral Studies.

He has worked for Arthur Andersen and has had several director level positions with several publicly held technology companies in the Silicon Valley.

His accounting expertise lies mostly in SEC reporting, stock compensation, revenue recognition, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives (including forward foreign exchange contracts and interest rate swaps), SOX 404, IPO preparation, foreign currency transactions, consolidation and variable interest entities, and technical accounting research and compliance.

His philosophical studies have been mostly focused on ethics (particularly in collective ethics and institutional virtues). His master thesis at San Francisco State University is entitled “Collective Ethics and the Rights and Obligations of Whistleblowers”.

He has taught accounting as an adjunct faculty at several universities in the Bay Area since 2013.

He has published over 40 articles on contemporary accounting issues in The CPA Journal and Today’s CPA.



Accounting Research And Communication


  • B.S. and M.S. in accounting from Oklahoma State University
  • 2nd B.A. and 2nd M.A. in philosophy from San Francisco State University