HFC welcomes Victoria Swiencicki
After more than 30 years as an accountant, Victoria Swiencicki wanted to teach the next generation of accountants, so she joined the HFC faculty full-time this fall.
“I wanted to give back to the community,” said Swiencicki, of Royal Oak. “I had a good accounting teacher in high school and then a great accounting professor for Accounting I at Michigan State University.”
Accounting career spans three decades
Born in Detroit, Swiencicki is an alumna of Churchill High School in Livonia. From there, she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from MSU. She later earned her master’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Additionally, Swiencicki is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida.
For three decades, Swiencicki worked as an accountant in the private sector. This includes being an auditor with KPMG International and an assistant controller with Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe (which is now Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe). She also owned and operated two coffee shops called The Coffee Table for five years in Florida – one in Ft. Lauderdale and one in Delray Beach.
A new challenge
Looking for a new challenge, Swiencicki went into teaching. For the past five years, she has taught accounting as an adjunct instructor at HFC, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College.
In her new full-time position, Swiencicki reports to Keambra Pierson, Associate Dean of the School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development (BEPD).
“I think that it’s great that we were able to offer one of our adjunct faculty a full-time faculty position in the Accounting Department,” said Pierson. “Victoria is very passionate about teaching and student success, which is a valued asset.”
This semester, Swiencicki is teaching:
- BAC-131: Introduction to Financial Accounting
- BAC-132: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- BAC-235: Tax Accounting
“The friendly, professional faculty and staff was one of the things that really attracted me to HFC,” said Swiencicki. “An accountant, I enjoyed helping clients with their business. As a professor, I enjoy helping put students on a successful career path.”