Faculty Experts

John Petosa

Professor of Practice

John J. Petosa, ’95 JD, is a licensed CPA and attorney who currently serves as the CFO and general counsel of a food distributor in Syracuse. He has a private accounting and legal practice that focuses on tax preparation, tax representation before the IRS and New York state, real estate law, business law and estates and trusts. Petosa is also a member of the board of directors of Geddes Federal Savings and Loan Association, a local bank.

Petosa’s emphasis is on teaching accounting, however he also instructs various entrepreneurial classes which leverage his diverse and varied professional experiences. He is a member of numerous local and national professional associations and has been active on various local community boards. Petosa graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and economics from Boston College in 1983.