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Philip Sookram,
CPA, MAcc

Assistant Professor of Accountancy & Business Law

About Professor Sookram

Philip C. Sookram, CPA, MAcc, is a professor at Saint Peter’s University (Jersey City, New Jersey). He is a tenure-track Accounting professor with broad-based experience in performing audits of financial statements and preparing tax returns for public accounting firms, specifically in the real estate development, renewable energy, and non-for-profit industries. He was the recipient of a 2020 NJCPA Ovation Award in the Emerging Leader category in recognition of exemplary efforts and stellar achievement in advancing New Jersey’s Accounting profession.

Professor Sookram received his B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 2012 (major in accounting, minor in finance), and his MAcc in Financial Accounting from Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick and Newark in 2017. He is a licensed CPA in the State of New York since 2016.

Professor Sookram holds the faculty appointment of Assistant Professor at Saint Peter’s University Frank J. Guarini School of Business, where he currently teaches undergraduate accounting courses. He formerly served as an Adjunct Instructor at the Iona College LaPenta School of Business (New Rochelle, New York), where he taught Financial Accounting undergraduate courses and Advanced Accounting graduate courses. He is the Vice-Chair of the New York State Society of CPAs Manhattan/Bronx NextGen chapter, and apart of the New Jersey Society of CPAs Emerging Leader Council. His published articles have appeared in the NJCPA Magazine, and appeared on the CPA Review & More podcast (awarded Top 10 CPA podcast).

At Saint Peter’s University, Professor Sookram serves as the Co-convener of the Strategic Planning Committee for Enrollment. He also is the faculty co-advisor for the Accounting Society student club and the Enactus Team, as well as a committee member of the Sustainability Council, mentioned in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for six consecutive years.

Philip is a proud brother of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. National South Asian Service Fraternity at the University of Miami (Nu Chapter), and received the National Unsung Hero Award in 2018, award to commemorate a member’s dedication to ensure the success of chapters nationwide.

Philip attended Half Hollow Hills High School West (Long Island, New York), where he was apart of a 2008 Suffolk County Championship men’s varsity basketball team, first county championship in school history, as a manager/coach/videographer/player. He was awarded the Half Hollow Hills Outstanding Athlete Coach’s Award for the 2007-2008 season, and was mentioned in “Last of the Redman” book.

‘A true leader brings people with them, they make the people around them better.’

Student Organizations and Clubs

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick, M.Acc

  • University of Miami, B.B.A

Awards

  • Leadership Award, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (2013)

  • Northeast Alumni Brother of the Year, Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. - National South Asian Service Fraternity (2013)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society (2016)

University Accomplishments

  • Faculty co-advisor to the Accounting Society club

  • Freshman advisor

  • Marketing Coordinator for the Department of Accountancy & Business Law

Publications

How CPA Exam Review Courses Measure Up. P.Sookram, New Jersey CPA magazine, 2019, 13

Professional Associations

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) – Member
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) – NextGen committee member

Coronavirus Updates

University continues campus plan to open for in-person and remote classes for the spring 2021 semester.