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Crystal Finkelstein
Office: 558

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195

Crystal Finkelstein

Associate Teaching Professor of Accounting
Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Taxation Program

Professional Certification

Certified Public Accountant, Washington State


MAcc (Tax) University of Washington (2005)
BA University of Washington (2004)

Academic Expertise


Positions Held

Foster School of Business, University of Washington:
-Associate Teaching Professor, 2020 to present
Foster School of Business, University of Washington:
-Assistant Teaching Professor / Lecturer, 2018 – 2020
Tax Partner, PwC, LLP (2004 – 2018), Seattle, WA:
-Other positions held: Director, Manager, Senior Associate, Associate, Intern

Honors and Awards

Charles E. Summer Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2020
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2020
Faculty of the Year: Accounting, 2019
PwC INQuires Grant Recipient, 2019

Academic Service

Director – Master of Science in Taxation Program (2019 – Present)
Member—MPAcc Director Search Committee (2021)
Member—Criteria Committee (Summer 2020)

Courses Taught

Accounting 321: Tax Effects for Business Decisions (Undergraduate)
Accounting 450: Business Taxation (Undergraduate)
Accounting 505/508: Analysis of Accounting Principles - Tax
Accounting 530: Property
Accounting 534: Corporations I
Accounting 537: Conduits I
Accounting 538: Conduits II
Accounting 548: Speaker Series