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Teresita L. Brunken

Teresita L. Brunken

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Accounting

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 349
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4224


  • Master of Science in Taxation
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Consolidated Financial Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Domestic and International Tax Compliance and Planning
  • Merger and Acquisitions, Including Due Diligence
  • Payroll and Benefits Administration
  • Treasury Management

Professional Activities

Brunken has extensive professional experience in varied accounting, human resources, tax, and finance fields, with more than twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

She served as global vice president of tax and treasury (1984-2006), as chief financial officer, vice president of finance and corporate treasurer for the U.S. division (1997-2005), as assistant treasurer and corporate tax manager (1996-1997), as corporate tax manager (1990-1996) and as assistant tax manager (1984-1990) of Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., in Coral Gables, Florida. From 1981 to 1984, she as associate and senior accountant at Rachlin & Cohen, CPAs, also in Coral Gables, Florida.

Brunken is a certified Florida Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Decisions
  • Financial Accounting III
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Seminar In Taxation
  • Small Business Accounting and Consulting
  • Small Business Accounting Staff
  • Special Topics in Accounting
  • Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
  • Taxation of Corporations II
  • V/A Tax Strategies
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