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Faculty and Staff Profile

Russ Madray

Senior Lecturer

Office: 348 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3265

 Educational Background

MPAcc Professional Accountancy
Clemson University 1988

BS Accountancy
Clemson University 1986

 Courses Taught

Intermediate Accounting


With more than 25 years of professional experience, including stints at two Big 4 accounting firms, Russ Madray is a nationally-known accounting and auditing thought leader, writer, and advisor helping CPAs throughout the country understand and implement technical accounting and auditing issues. Mr. Madray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accountancy and Finance at Clemson University, one of the country's most selective public research universities. He also serves as Scholar-in-Residence at Elliott Davis Decosimo, in Greenville, SC. With 17 offices across seven states, Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the Top 50 CPA firms in the U.S. Mr. Madray earned a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University in 1986 and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University in 1988. He is a certified public accountant, a certified global management accountant, a certified internal auditor, a certified management accountant, and a certified financial manager. He is a past member of the AICPA's Accounting and Review Services Committee and has served on several other AICPA and state-level committees and boards. Russ, an avid runner and cyclist, is a native of Greenville, SC.

 Research Interests

As an author, Russ is responsible for several of the profession's best-selling books. He also authors many of the AICPA's publications and is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Accountancy. In addition, he authors the Bisk monthly Accounting and Auditing Report, the widely-used monthly update of accounting and auditing issues that is distributed nationally to CPAs in public practice and industry.