William Stromsem

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William Stromsem

Teaching Assistant Professor of Accountancy


Office Phone: (301) 442-3184
2201 G St. NW Washington, D.C. 20052

William Stromsem is a teaching assistant professor of Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business.


I was a history major at the College of Wooster. I graduated during the Viet Nam war and for military service, I went to Coast Guard OCS to become a commissioned officer. I served two years on North Atlantic weather and ice patrol. I then was assigned to Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., where I worked in environmental protection, specifically oil pollution regulation and enforcement. After the military, I went to law school where I was on law review at Washington College of Law (American University). With my J.D. in hand, I took a job in the tax department of Arthur Andersen, doing estate planning and income taxes for top individual clients. From there I went to the American Institute of CPAs Tax Division where I spent most of my career, eventually becoming the Director of the Tax Division. I was responsible for lobbying for many years and then for development of tax practice guides to assist members in serving clients. I wrote articles for The Tax Adviser and the Journal of Accountancy and spoke at various national conferences. Since retiring from the AICPA, I have been consulting with the Texas Society of CPAs where I have written various articles and blog, including a major publication defending of energy tax breaks. 

I currently serve on the board of Community Tax Aid, the largest low-income tax return preparation clinic in the D.C. area. 

I’m married with four daughters, four sons-in-law, four granddaughters and four grandsons.

  • Juris Doctorate, Washington College of Law (American University), 1974
  • Accountancy Certificate, American University, 1974
  • Bachelors, College of Wooster, 1969
  • Various tax articles for The Tax Adviser magazine and Journal of Accountancy.
  • AICPA FIN 48 Practice Guide
  • Texas Society of CPAs Defense of Energy Tax Incentives
  • Individual Taxes
  • Business Taxes
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • IRS Tax Practice and Procedures
  • Law Review, Washington College of Law
  • Journal of Accountancy—Article recognized as one of the top ten for the year