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Dr. Rossen Petkov, Ph.D., CPA

Office: Carman Hall, Room 378
Phone: 718.960.8386


  • Ph.D., University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • CPA, Illinois and New York
  • M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of Rochester

Professional Bio

Dr. Rossen Petkov is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Petkov’s main research interests are in accounting for internally generated intangible assets and most recently he has been engaged in research on prehistoric accounting. Prior to joining Lehman faculty, Dr. Petkov worked as a senior auditor at KPMG where he was involved in quarter, year-end audits, and SOX engagements for major U.S. and foreign, public and private companies. His main areas of practical expertise are in oil and gas, service and manufacturing and retail. Dr. Petkov is licensed as a CPA in New York State and also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Recent Journal Articles:

  • Smith, S., Lahijani, R. and Petkov, R. (2018) “2017 Tax Reform in the United States--A Quantitative Analysis of Corporate Rate Reduction.” Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, pp. 29-45
  • Petkov, R., (2016) “Motives for subcontracting external auditors’ work to others”, Trakia Journal of Sciences, Vol. 14, No.4, ISSN 1313-7069
  • Petkov, R., (2015) “Gift tax implications on monetary asset transfers from nonresidents”, Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, Spring, 2015, ISSN: 1556-5106