David J. Hess, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Assistant Professor of Accounting (Accounting and Taxation)
412-397-5489 phone (M)
412-397-2217 fax
Massey Hall 318

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, Duquesne University , 1978
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, The Ohio State University, 1980

Professional Background

  • 1983-Present-Principal in the Firm of Frank P. Hess and Co, Inc., Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 1978-1983-Auditor with the Firm of Deloitte and Touche, Certified Public Accountants

Area of Expertise/Research

  • General Practitioner in Individual, Entity and Estate Taxation
  • Not for Profit Accounting and Auditing


  • March, 2012 issue of Practical Tax Strategies - article titiled "Using an IRA for a Planned Charitable Gift" co-authored with Dr. Lois Bryan
  • December, 2009 issue of Practical Tax Strategies-article titled "What should older investors do with unrealized losses?" co-authored with Dr. Lois Bryan


  • 2012 - Presented "Using an annuity to fund a planned gift" at the Duquesne Club to the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh.