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Joseph F. Winter, CPA, CFE, CITP

Associate Professor

Bisgrove Hall - Second Floor, Suite 251D

Office Hours:
M: 3 - 5:30 p.m.
W: 3 - 5:30 p.m.
TH: 3 - 5:30 p.m.

Phone: 716.286.8162

Fax: 716.285.8296


Mr. Joseph F. Winter, CPA, CFE, CITP


Joseph F. Winter, CPA, CFE, CITP joined Niagara University as an adjunct faculty member in Spring 2006, became an Assistant Professor of Accounting in Fall 2013 and Associate Professor of Accounting in Spring 2019. Extensive experience from a distinguished career in private industry and public accounting. Began career as an auditor at the Bonadio Group, CPA’s (Buffalo) and practices as a CPA for over 30 years. Accomplished track record as a Chief Financial Officer for companies engaged in health care, venture capital and economic development with notable skills regarding financial matters including fraud examination, financial statement reporting, tax, internal controls and negotiation skills.

Focus of Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

  • Auditing (ACC 346) & Management Accounting (ACC 112)

Graduate Courses

  • CPA Review (ACC 685)
  • Advanced Auditing (ACC 604)
  • Advanced Accounting Theory (ACC 603)
  • Accounting for Health Care Organizations (ACC 664)
  • Strategic Management in Healthcare (MPH 668)
  • Strategic Accounting Analysis (ACC 601)

Current Research

  • World Class Destination – Envisioning Growth and Prosperity in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Fiduciary and Stewardship of Board members of a sample of Publicly Traded Companies
  • Healthcare Fraud Waste and Abuse
  • Utilizing Micro lending and Crowdfunding for Economic Development Initiatives

Current Involvement

Inside NU (Currently)

  • Member of the Niagara University Master Planning Work Group (2015 – Present)
  • Member & Chairman of the Niagara University 403 (b) Investment Committee (2015 – Present)
  • Academic Director of Niagara University Family Business Center (2021-Present)
  • Member of the Academic Senate & Senate Executive Committee (2017- Present)

Outside NU (Currently)

  • Board Member & Chairman of the Erie County Citizens’ Budget Review Commission (2013 – Present)
  • Board Member, Executive Committee, Finance Committee Member and Treasurer of the Health Sciences Charter
  • School, Buffalo, NY (2017 – Present)
  • Board Member, Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Ashford Hollow Art Foundation, Buffalo, NY (2015 – Present)
  • Member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Niagara County Community College (2009 – Present)
  • Active Participant of CNBC Business Exchange Profile (2013 – Present)

Educational Background

  • MBA (Finance) – Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
  • B.S. (Accounting) – Daemen University, Amherst, New York