Marisa Lester

Position: Lecturer
Office: (518) 956-8342
Email: mlester (at)
Curriculum Vitae

Marisa Lester teaches management accounting and accounting information systems courses and enjoys meeting and working with new students to broaden their understanding of accounting concepts. She has worked in industry in both public and private accounting and draws from those experiences to provide real world examples for classroom discussion. Marisa Lester is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and an Adirondack 46er. She is a graduate of the University at Albany and played #2 and #3 singles on the University’s D1 tennis team while in attendance.

Educational Background

M.S., Accounting Information Systems, University at Albany, 2007

B.S., Accounting, University at Albany, 2005

Positions Held

Lecturer of Accounting, University at Albany, 2009 – present

Director of Accounting, University at Albany, 2010 – 2014

Financial Controller, IMG Media, 2008 – 2010

Audit Risk Consultant, Deloitte & Touche LLP , 2007 – 2008

Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2005 – 2006

Recent Publications

Brewer, P., Lester, M., and Berley, A. 2012. Measuring Corporate Wellness Performance Using the Wellness Scorecard. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. Vol. 23 Issue 3, 53-60

Courses Taught

BACC 222 Cost Accounting Systems for Managerial Decisions

BACC 381 Accounting Information Systems