Tina Rolling


Associate Professor


Business Administration - Accounting

Educational Background

  • M.B.A., Central Michigan University, concentration in Management Consulting
  • B.S., Central Michigan University - Accounting major

I am...

I am a licensed certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.  I have over 20 years in industry and public accounting experience.  I began teaching part time in 2008 and made it my full time career in 2012.  I bring real world experience to the classroom and incorporate my love of accounting into each class.


Associate Professor

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in


My expertise:

Internal Controls

Forensic Accounting

Manufacturing Accounting

GAAP Financial Statements

ERP Software

Signature course(s):

Advanced Accounting, Accounting Information Systems

Recent publications:

“Financial Internal Controls in Healthcare Organizations”, Tom Ealey and Tina Rolling, Alma College, Compliance Today, October, 2021

“Small Business and Trust:  A Payroll Embezzlement Case”, IMA Educational Case Journal (IECJ), September 2021

“The Case for Forensic Accounting”, Alma College Tartan, Spring 2019

“Case Study:  Revenue Recognition for a Commercial Door Subcontractor”, Journal of Business Case Studies, February 2019

“Performance Auditing in Health Care Compliance Programs”, Tina Rolling and Tom Ealey, Alma College, Compliance Today, February 2019

“Using NetSuite in Business Curriculum”, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Volume 16 (5) October 2016

Recent presentations:

“Alma College Accounting Career Day”, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Spring Accounting Educators Conference, June 2021

“The Importance of Internal Control Education Over Trust to Mitigate Embezzlement in Small Organizations”, Academy of Business Research, Virtual, August 2020

“Sustainability Accounting: A Growing Performance Reporting Standard and the Need to Prepare Business Students” , Clute International Academic Conference, Virtual, August 2020

“Small Business and Trust:  A Payroll Embezzlement Case”, (Submitted), IMA/AAA Teaching Case Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2019


“Case Study:  Revenue Recognition for a Commercial Door Subcontractor”, Academy of Business Research, Boca Raton, FL, November 2018


“The Impact of Cloud ERP in the Classroom and Beyond”, AAA, Accounting is BIG Data Conference, Brooklynn, NY, September 2017

“Bridging the Gap - Real World Tools for the Classroom”, Workshop at AAA, Accounting is BIG Data Conference, Brooklynn, NY, September 2017


“Using NetSuite in AIS, How Sweet It Is”, AAA CTLA Conference, New York City, August 2016


“Using NetSuite in Business Curriculum”, MBAA Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2016


“Exploring Business Concepts through Service Learning,” Panel Discussion: Service Learning Across the Liberal Arts”, Michigan Academy, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, March 13, 2015.


“Service Learning: The Alma College Entrepreneurs in Action”, MBAA Conference, Chicago, IL,  March 2015.


“What Does It Mean To Be A CPA?”, Central Michigan University’s Student Accounting Society meeting, Mt. Pleasant, MI, February 2014.

Recent grants:

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Educators Grant - grant to promote the CPA profession.  Hosting an accounting career day at Alma College in November 2019.

Other recent accomplishments:

AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement:  Forensic Accounting Certificate, 2018

I've led

The Alma College Business Professionals of America to the National Leadership Conference in Dallas TX, May 2018 and Anaheim, CA, May 2019 and virtually, May 2021.  Students raked in the top of the nation in their competition categories.


The Alma Accounting Association in volunteering to prepare 2017 tax returns for community members.  We returned nearly $20,000 in federal, state and home heating dollars to 30 Michigan taxpayers.


The Alma College Enactus Team to regional competitions May 2013, May 2014 and May 2015