Faculty: Iana Zemniakova

Iana Zemniakova
Iana Zemniakova, MAc, CPA
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business, Accounting
Campus(es):
San Francisco
  • 510-814-7000


Iana Zemniakova was born in Russia and grew up in Germany and Belarus. She received a degree in law from the Academy of Business Administration. After graduation, she passed the bar exam and worked as an attorney for several years until she moved to California. Accounting & Finance is Zemniakova's second career and she enjoys it very much. She completed the Master of Accountancy program at Golden Gate University. In addition, she also completed the Graduate Certificates in Corporate Finance and Operations and Supply Chain Management programs at GGU, and now is working on attaining an MBA. She has been teaching at GGU for more than seven years, and enjoys it tremendously.

Currently, Zemniakova resides and works in SF Bay Area (East Bay). She is currently employed as Chief Financial Officer at RGB Spectrum, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video graphic products for audio-visual, industrial, medical, and military applications. She has more than 20 years of experience, including the roles of VP of Finance, Senior Director of Finance, Corporate Controller, and Accounting Manager. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®. She is a member of CalCPA and served as CalCPA Committee Chair, QuickBooks Users Group.

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Accounting Policies
  • Controls and Procedures
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Insurance Evaluation
  • Bank Relations
  • Financial Audit
  • ERP Selection and Implementation

EDUCATION

  • BS, Academy of Business Administration
  • MAc, Golden Gate University

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2008-Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • Vice President & Controller, RGB Spectrum
  • Founder & Instructor, American Modern School of Accounting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, CalCPA (California Society of Certified Public Accountants)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Graduate Accounting Student Award, Golden Gate University, 2009