Faculty: Josef Rashty

Josef Rashty

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco

Josef Rashty has a BS and an MS in accounting from Oklahoma State University, and a BA and MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University.

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

Rashty 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 (AICPA), California Society of CPAs, and Texas Society of CPAs.

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

His accounting expertise lies mostly in SEC reporting, stock-based compensation, revenue recognition, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives (including forward foreign exchange contracts and interest rate swaps), internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) and SOX 404, IPO preparation, foreign currency transactions, lease accounting, 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.

Rashty has taught accounting as an adjunct faculty at several universities in the Bay Area since 2013. He has been an adjunct professor of accounting at Golden Gate University since 2016.

Has published 50 articles on contemporary accounting issues at The CPA Journal and Today's CPA.


Accounting Research & Communication


  • BS and MS in Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • BA and MA in Philosophy, San Francisco State University