Singleton Associates, LLC was founded by Dr. Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, dean and professor of accounting and international business at the Marist School of Management. He was previously the undergraduate dean and accounting professor at The George Washington University School of Business.  In is 20+ years of working with both graduate and undergraduate students at GW he has seen first hand the difficulty many students have with accounting and finance topics. In response, he founded his own comany, Singleton Associates, LLC, and promised himself that he would only offer seminars that simplify complex topics and make it easy for students to learn the things they needed to know to be successful.

In his work with graduate students at Marist (in New York), GW (in Washington), Peking Univerisity (in China) and the Grenoble School of Management (in France) he found that most students understood that they needed to understand accounting and finance, even if they never planned to be an accounting or finance professional. However, they were frequently intimidated by the subject matter and the way it had been presented to them in college classes and textbooks.

Based on his experience he developed the Accounting Treasure Hunt®, the most effective (and easy to understand) accounting and finance program anywhere. The Accounting Treasure Hunt® is based on Singleton’s award-winning teaching style, where he is known for his ability to simplify complex topics and present them in a way that allows nonfinancial professionals the ability to understand the topics for the first time and apply them in their work.

This same intuitive, interactive, and enjoyable approach to learning has been applied to our other courses in accounting, finance, HR, and law.

Singleton Associates, LLC is a McLean, Virginia and New York based training and consulting firm. Singleton Associates professionals are a select group of George Washington University professors with a broad range of academic and consulting experience. You and your organization benefit from our:

x Knowledge of contemporary business and management theory
x Hands-on consulting experience in our fields of expertise
x Scholarly research and publications

Lawrence G. Singleton, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA

Lawrence G. Singleton is Dean and Professor of Accounting and International Business in the Marist School of Management in New York.  He was previously Associate Dean and accounting faculty member in the School of Business at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He has instructed financial executives within the United States government as well as international executives, and has been a visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and at Peking University in China.  He also taught at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Singleton has conducted research and published articles in various areas of accounting, including the FASB's conceptual framework project and small business 

uses and preparation of accounting information.  During his tenure at Ernst & Young LLP, he conducted research for E&Y's Central Region Auditing and Accounting Group and National SEC Practice Group, where he co-authored sections of The Ernst & Young Guide to Taking Your Company Public.


Dr. Singleton writes and consults on financial and managerial accounting and auditing topics and their applications in both the private and public sectors.  He frequently provides litigation support services and has testified as an expert witness.  His clients include Cisco Systems, Inc., America Online, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, The NASDAQ Stock Market, the National Investor Relations Institute, The National Geographic Society, the Public Relations Society of America, Siemens Corporation, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and The World Bank.


He founded Singleton Associates, LLC to provide training and consulting services to professional services firms, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.  His most popular seminar, the Accounting Treasure Hunt®, is the most effective (and the most fun) way for non-financial professionals to learn accounting, finance, and financial management fundamentals.


Dr. Singleton is a recipient of the George Washington Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the University.  He served as faculty advisor to Beta Alpha Psi, the national professional accounting fraternity, and received the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Vice President - Arthur Andersen/Richard E. Claire Faculty Development Award.  He has served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Accounting Association, and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Human Resource Certification Institute and as a member of its Executive and HR Committees.  Dr. Singleton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, the American Accounting Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management.  He was recognized as Best Professor by GW’s Accelerated MBA Program, awarded the Outstanding Executive MBA Faculty Award on numerous occasions, recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management on numerous occasions as one if its Annual Conference Top Ten Speakers, and is the recipient of the Outstanding Accounting Professor Award by Beta Alpha Psi.

Singleton currently serves as President of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA), an organization of business school deans and administrators from over 160 colleges and universities, and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute.


Dr. Singleton received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in accounting from Louisiana State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

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