Instructor Bio




Instructor Biography

Steven M. Platau, JD, CPA

Steve Platau is a member and Chair of the University of Tampa's Academic Faculty of Accounting. Steve is a frequent speaker before professional groups and his works have been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Accountancy, Practical Accountant, CPA Journal, The Practicing CPA, the Florida CPA Today, among others. Previously Steve practiced law and was associted with two "Big 5" accounting firms.

Steve is a consultant to Continental Casualty Company, one of the CAN insurance companies and the underwriter of the AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program on accountants malpractice issues and regularyly moderates risk management seminars presented to CPAs insured in the AICPA Program.

Steve serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's National Panel of Arbitrators. His mediation experience includes certification by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator. Steve is a member of various organizations including the AICPA, the American Accounting Association, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the District of Columbia Bar Association-Tax Section among others. He has been a member of various FICPA and AICPA committees. Steve has been named Outstanding Committee Chairman for his ervice in chairing the FICPA's Professional Liability Committee.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting degrees from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnatti.