visiting assistant professor of accounting
M.S., University of New Orleans
B.S., University of New Orleans
Patrick Lynch brings 40 years of business experience to Loyola’s College of Business. He practiced public accountancy for 34 years, with two “Big Eight” accounting firms and as a partner with Rogers, Lynch & Associates LLC. He was a contract surety bond underwriter for 5 years before practicing public accountancy. His areas of specialization include the construction, health care, food manufacturing, asset based lending, insurance, and public utilities industries. Additionally, he held Vice President Positions with the three international insurance brokerage firms, traveling extensively across the US designing risk finance programs and forming captive insurance companies in offshore and US domiciles for fortune 1000 companies. In 1994, he was the recipient of the Sedgwick, now Marsh, Team Achievement Award for his contributions to the team effort to the development of Sedgwick’s client relationship with Dow Corning. He used these experiences along with his entrepreneurial spirit to found his own accounting firm, Rogers, Lynch and Associates LLC. One of the accomplishments of his firm was developing, marketing, and providing technical support of S.T.A.R.S™., a software used by commercial lenders to monitor their receivable and inventory lines of credit, to the major commercial lenders in the US and UK.
Along with his teaching responsibilities, he feels that it is important that he continues to practice public accountancy in order to stay abreast of business practices. Professor Lynch performs forensic accounting and fraud detection engagements for commercial lenders in conjunction with their asset-based lines of credit in addition to providing financial accounting and tax consulting services to privately held companies. He, also, has qualified and testifies as an expert witness in the US Bankruptcy Court, and has been interviewed on numerous occasions by Lee Zurik, Fox News 8’s investigative reporter, regarding various incidents of public corruption. He was also appointed in 2011, by Mayor Yenni, to the City of Kenner’s Streamlining Committee, a task force comprised on local movers and shakers charged with devising a plan to solve the city’s $3.5 million budgetary short fall. Moreover, Professor Lynch continues to provide risk finance and contract surety bond consulting services. He gives guest lectures at other universities, including Tulane University, and is a frequent speaker for The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conferences, State CPA society continuing education conferences, and Associated General Contractors (AGC) & Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Additionally, he continues to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
Professor Lynch has a passion for teaching that earned him the College of Business Faculty Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2008, given by both the students and faculty and the nomination for the 2010 University Senate Faculty Teaching award. He full-twas, also, the recipient of the 2010 and 2011 College of Business Faculty Award for Outstanding Service His students frequently comment that his “real world” examples, depth of knowledge, and advice are invaluable to them. Furthermore, his contacts within the accounting profession have resulted in several internships and ime jobs for accounting majors. He is also the Faculty Advisor for Alpha Beta Psi.
- Intermediate Accounting
- Individual & Corporate Taxation
- Advanced Accounting
- Accounting Principles
- Managerial Accounting - Undergraduate & Graduate Level
- Forensic Accounting – Graduate level
- Fraud Examination – Graduate level
- Principles of Fraud – Undergraduate level