Robert J. Kollar, C.P.A.

Robert Kollar

Associate Professor of Practice in Accounting

468 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.4906


B.S.B.A, M.B.A., Duquesne University
C.P.A., Pennsylvania

Professional and Community Activities

  • Graduate-Leadership Pittsburgh, Class XIV (1997-1998)
  • 1997 Southwestern Pennsylvania Accountant Advocate of the Year-U.S. Small Business Administration
  • President and Director, Duquesne University School of Business Administration Alumni Association, 1990 to present. Member of Board of Directors, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 2009 to present.
  • Treasurer and Director, Pittsburgh Mediation Center, 2002 to 2006. Treasurer, Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (CVVC), 2006 to present.
  • Member, Accounting Advisory Council to the Duquesne University School of Business Administration; 1995 to present; Chairperson 2000 - 2002.
  • Past President and Director, volunteer business advisor, PowerLink.
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
  • Member, Corporate Advisory Boards: Anderson Transfer Co., 1996 - 1999; Paragon Solutions, Inc., 1997 - 1998; Corporate Solutions LLC, 2001 to 2003.
  • Teacher of the Year Award-2004-Duquesne University and The A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration

Articles in Journals

Kollar, R. (in press, 2015).  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.  

Kollar, R., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Yurko, A., Kannan, Y.H., Menk, B., & Morris, B. (2015).  How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam.  Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.

Kollar, R., Pike, J., & Spangler, W. (2015).  PICPA's Challenge Bolsters Classroom Learning. Pennsylvania CPA Journal.  

Kollar, R. (in press, 2015). Certified Public Accountant. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics/Society.  

Kollar, R. J. & Williams, V. T. (2013). What are the Risks? Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Small Businesses Evaluate Fraud Controls. Journal of Accountancy, 40 - 43.  

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2013). Red, Blue and Ripped Off.  Internal Auditor.

Kollar, R. J. & Williams, V. (2009). Incorporating a Simulated 404 Learning Experience into the Auditing Class. Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business.  

Paper Presentations

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2019). Data Analytics - Tools & Techniques Integrated into the Accounting Curriculum. Invited presentation at PICPA, hershey, Pennsylvania.

Kollar, R. J. & Williams, V. (2013, May). Mandatory Auditor Rotation. Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference, Savannah, Georgia.  

Kollar, R. (2012, October). CFO Panel: Challenges Facing the Accounting Profession. Duquesne University 1st Annual Accounting CPE Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2012, August). Improving Fraud Awareness in the Classroom. American Accounting Association, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.  

Kollar, R. & Williams, V. (2012, May). Small Business Fraud Awareness. Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Education Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

Kollar, R.J. & Williams, V. (2010). Factors That Could Impact Fraudulent Financial Statement Preparation. Georgia Southern University Fraud Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.