“Education and experience are a dynamic, powerful combo. Students who choose Golden Gate University will go through a curriculum that will take them far past taking the CPA exam. For students, the range and depth of education they will receive at GGU will prepare them to be future leaders of the accounting industry. Masters of Accounting students not only receive accounting knowledge, they will also get current business and leadership skills. They end up well rounded individuals. By going through our program, they won't just land a job, they will launch their career.”
Farima Fakoor has served as Accounting Manager/Director for few Silicon Valley corporations and is currently a member of California Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs and Financial Women's Association. For most of her career in private accounting, she was a manager overseeing Finance and Accounting operations in large to mid-size companies. In 2000, she left private accounting and joined Golden gate University to serve in two different roles: faculty and the Director of Corporate and College Relations. In 2008, she joined the full time faculty as an Assistant Professor in the School of Accounting and remains on the Advisory Board for Golden Gate University Plus Program. Also, she serves on the Accounting Advisory Board for a couple of community colleges in Silicon Valley. Farima has also been a professor at DeVry University, University of Phoenix, Foothill/De Anza Community College and Mission College. She has 19 years of experience in designing, developing and delivering educational programs and courses, conducting research, managing and consulting in the fields of managerial and financial accounting, helping set up computerized accounting systems in start up settings and writing accounting policies for high tech companies. Farima holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration at Golden Gate University with a research interest in International Financial Reporting Standards.
Farima in one word: Doer
Favorite musical artists: Pink Floyd, Super Tramp & The Beatles
Guilty pleasure: The Travel Channel
Favorite quote: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." – Helen Keller
Favorite movies: The Color Purple, The Pianist & Midnight in Paris