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Fred A. Petro, PhD

Professor of Accounting


Phone:
(310) 560-0778

Email: fred.petro@pepperdine.edu

Fred A. Petro Professor of Accounting

A former cost analyst for Gulf Oil Corporation and a former partner in the consulting firm of P. L. Petro and Associates, Dr. Petro has presented seminars for the Asian-Pacific Association International, Cost Accountants International, the Association of Business Forecasting, and the National Association of Accountants, where he is currently serving as director of manuscripts. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the National Association of Accountants, and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and has won various teaching awards.

Ph D, University of Arkansas, 1973.
Major: Accounting

Education

Ph D, University of Arkansas, 1973.

Major: Accounting

Academic, Military and Professional Positions

Other

Lead Consultant, F. A. Petro. (1980 - Present).

President, P.L. Petro and Associates. (1974 - 1980).

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified Management Accountants. (February 1, 1990 - Present).

Professional Memberships

Professional, Institute of Certified Management Accountants. (1989 - Present).

Accounting Faculty Membership, American Accounting Association. (1972 - Present).

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Teacher Award In The College Of Business And Management, University of South Alabama. (1980).

Outstanding Service Award, Beta Alpha Psi. (1979).

Teaching Experience

Pepperdine University

ACCT 472, 5 courses.
ACCT 591, 19 courses.
ACCT 601, 6 courses.
ACCT 602, 20 courses.
ACCT 612, 3 courses.
ACCT 652, 19 courses.
BSM 472, 7 courses.
GSBM 699, 1 course.
MBA 673, 25 courses.
MBA 699, 2 courses.
MBAM 611, 5 courses.
MBFE 652, 40 courses.
MBFE 699, 1 course.

Publications

Gean, G. F., Petro, F., Gean, V. (2018). Pygmalion Syndrome is Primary Cause of Misunderstanding the Duality Accounting Concept. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 23(2).

Petro, F., Gean, F., Park, A. (2017). A Class Project That Discourages Compartmentalization Among Disciplines. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 23(1).

Gean, G. F., Petro, F., Gean, V. (2015). Reclassifications for More Meaningful Statement of Cash Flows. The Business Review, Cambridge, 23(No. 2), 30-36.

Smith, W. R., Petro, F. (2015). An Approach for Integrating Accounting and Marketing in a Project for a Graduate Management Course. Journal of American Business Review, Cambridge, 4(1), 211 - 216.

Petro, F. (2014). A Logical Approach to the Statement of Cash Flow. American Journal of Business Education.

Petro, F., Gean, G. F. (2014). A Logical Approach To The Statement of Cash Flows. American Journal of Business Education, 7(4), 315-324.

Petro, F. (in press). An Understanding of the Statement of Cash Flow. the Journal of Business Education.

Petro, F. (2011). Forecasting for Publicly Traded Companies. Journal of Business Case Studies.

Petro, F. (2008). One Year Forecasting Project. Journal of Business Case Studies, 4(9).

Smith, W. R. (Presenter & Author), Petro, F. (Presenter & Author), The Global Business, Marketing, Finance & Economics Research Conference, "An Approach for Integrating Accounting and Marketing in a Project for a Graduate Management Course," The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Orlando FL. (December 10, 2014).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Defining Costs Using Cost Behavioral Analysis," Clute Institute, San Francisco, CA. (August 3, 2014).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Cost Behavioral Approach to Projecting Performance," Clute Institute, Key West, FL. (March 18, 2013).

Petro, F., International Business and Economics Conference, "Understanding the Statement of Cash Flow," Clute Institute, in Bangkok, Thailand. (March 12, 2012).

Petro, F., International Academic Conference, "Forecasting for Publicly Traded Companies," Clute Institute, Maui, HI. (January 3, 2011).

Petro, F., Eigth International Conference on Technology and Business Management, "Projecting Performance Using Cost Behavioral Analysis," Dubai, UAE. (March 16, 2010).

Petro, F. (Presenter & Author), Eigth International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-8), "Understanding the Statement of Cash Flow," Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. (October 18, 2007).

Petro, F., International Business & Research Conference, "" One Year Forecasting Model For Publicly Traded Companies"," Florence, Italy. (June 22, 2006).

Petro, F., Sherman, L., International Business & Research Conference, "Understanding The Statement Of Cash Flow For The Beginning Accountant Student," Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 4, 2004).

Petro, F., Sherman, L., International Business & Economic Research Conference, "Earnings Per Share Affect On The Stock Market," Las Vegas, Nevada. (October 6, 2003).

Service

Department

(August 2004 - Present).

(August 2004 - Present).

(August 2004 - Present).

(December 2004).

(2004).

(November 12, 2004).

Other

(September 2006 - August 2007).

Pepperdine University

(2003 - Present).

Public/Community

(1980 - Present).

School

Administrative Assignment, Associate Dean, Member. (September 2006 - August 2007).

Consulting

Forecasting, Cost Analysis, Business Decisions, Client, Los Angeles. (June 2004 - Present).

Cost Analysis and Forecasting, Client, Los Angeles. (June 2004 - Present).

(June 2004 - Present).

(March 2005 - April 2005).