Iana Zemniakova, MAc, CPA

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

Professor Iana Zemniakova was born in Russia and grew up in Germany and Belarus.She received her 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 her second career. She took many accounting and tax classes from Foothill  College and SFSU to pass the CPA exam and then ended up taking the Master of Accountancy program at Golden Gate University. She also completed the Graduate Certificates in Corporate Finance and Operations and Supply Chain Management programs at GGU and now she is working on her MBA. She has been teaching at GGU for over 7 years.

She previously taught ACCTG 1A Introductory Financial Accounting , ACCTG 50 Financial Accounting for Accounting Majors, ACCTG 100A Intermediate Accounting, ACCTG108 Federal Income Tax, ACCTG 200 Financial Accounting for Accounting Majors, ACCTG 201 Accounting for Managers, ACCTG 301A -Intermediate Accounting I, and FI314 Working Capital Management.

She 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 over 20 years of experience; most recent includes 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 for 2 years.


COURSES TAUGHT

ACCTG 1A
Introductory Financial Accounting
ACCTG 100A
Intermediate Accounting
ACCTG 108A
Federal Income Tax I
ACCTG 201
Accounting For Managers
ACCTG 301
Introduction To Accounting Standards And Accounting Information Systems
ACCTG 301A
Intermediate Accounting I

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