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Cynthia Killingsworth

Instructor:  Accounting & Nonprofit Studies

Phone: 971-722-8070

Sylvania Campus:  SS215, H-80


I fell in love with accounting from the first week of my principles of accounting course many years ago. I majored in accounting and after graduating from the University of Puget Sound I took a position as a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service in Southern California.  I later became a criminal investigator with the IRS and investigated tax evasion and money laundering cases. 

In 1996 I moved back to the Pacific Northwest and started working as a Certifed Public Accountant for local public accounting firms. As a CPA in public accounting I worked as an advisor to small businesses, local government entities and nonprofits and assisted them with their accounting, taxes and business planning.

After completing my master's degree, I started teaching accounting as an adjunct instructor at several local colleges including Clatsop and Chemeketa Community Colleges, Linfield and Western Oregon University. Finally, in 2005 I took a full time position with Portland Community College at Sylvania.

Without a doubt, teaching has been my favorite career experience and the students at Portland Community College never cease to impress me with their engagement and variety of experience and background. 

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PCC Nonprofit-Related Programs

  Students4Giving Program

  Nonprofit Community Development Certificate

  Peace and Conflict Studies

  Environmental Studies



  Illumination Project

  PCC Volunteer Opportunities


PSU Nonprofit-Related Programs

  Community Development

  Civic Leadership Minor

  Social Work

  PSU - Sociology

  PSU – Sustainabible Urban Development Minor

  PSU – Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management


Nonprofit/Volunteer/Philanthropy Resources

Hands On Greater Portland


CNRG Portland

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Meyer Memorial Trust

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Oregon Community Foundation

How to Become a Charity

Charity Navigator

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington

Oregon Foundation Databook




My Courses...

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  Spring 2017 Course No.   Course Title Section
    BA 208 Intro to Nonprofits & Philan. 22398
    BA 212 Principles of Accounting II 28541
    BA 213 Managerial Accounting 20125
    BA 240 Nonprofit Fin. Mngmt. & Acctg. 27014
    BA 256 Income Tax 22141

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