About

I am an Assistant Professor at Saint Peter’s University, where I teach accounting and taxation. I’m a licensed CPA and formerly worked in public accounting at both Deloitte and EY. I volunteered for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps when I was twenty-two, a formative experience in the Ignatian tradition.

My research interests include state and local tax, public school funding, and tax abatements.

I also write a public finance literacy blog at CivicParent.org, where I write about property taxes, school funding, and more.

Brigid D’Souza, CPA MBA 
Brigid@dsouza.cpa 

Publications

Conferences & Presentations

  1. The CPA Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities for the Profession,” New Jersey Society of CPAs Issues Watch Podcast, August 16, 2022.
  2. The Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA), August 11-12, 2022. Presented “Growing a larger and more diverse candidate pipeline, starting as early as middle school, for the accounting industry.”
  3. Understanding Montclair’s Municipal Budget : A Webinar With Councilman-At-Large Peter Yacobellis, January 26, 2022.
  4. Co-Presenter with Don Malone, Anna Brown, and Edgar Rivera-Colon, “Education and Affordable Housing Teach-In” at Saint Peter’s University (June 2019).
  5. Co-Presenter with Luis O Delahoz, “ITIN Workshop for Immigration Advocacy” at Saint Peter’s University (Feb 2019).
  6. Panelist, 2018 Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference at Stockton University (November, 2018).

Media

The CPA Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities for the Profession,” New Jersey Society of CPAs Issues Watch Podcast, August 16, 2022.
Understanding Montclair’s Municipal Budget : A Webinar With Councilman-At-Large Peter Yacobellis, January 26, 2022.

Education

Professional

Member in Good Standing

  • NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Volunteer & Service

Personal

  • Live in Jersey City, NJ
  • Married to Devanjn D’Souza and Mom to two kids, aged 10 and 11
  • Parishioner at St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church