After military service and receiving his MBA at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, Ed Martin began his public accounting career with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Washington, DC. As a CPA, he later moved to New York City, with partnerships in several accounting firms, before retiring from EisnerAmper LLP.
Teaching accounting and auditing has long been a part-time element of Ed’s career. While his “day job” was as an accounting consultant and an auditor of clients’ financial statements, he began as an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland, continuing later as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University and New York University.
In addition, Ed frequently oversaw his firms’ continuing education programs for partners and staff, both designing and teaching courses on a variety of accounting, auditing, and financial-reporting topics. As a guest lecturer, he also presented accounting courses for several New York City law firms and for his firms’ clients in Paris and Vienna, as well as for representatives of the financial press at Columbia University.
The wide range of today’s practice of public accounting resulted in Ed’s testifying on accounting and auditing matters in federal and state courts of law and in writing articles for accounting publications and in-house newsletters. He also wrote – and updates annually – the “Attorney’s Handbook of Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting,” published by LexisNexis / Matthew Bender.
In August 2022, Ed became a full-time lecturer in the Zicklin School of Business / Baruch College’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, after joining Baruch as an adjunct lecturer in 1992. He currently teaches intermediate accounting classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.