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Joseph Ferrari

  • Adjunct Professor
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8770
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

MST, DePaul University
MBA, Finance, DePaul University
BA, Political Science, DePaul University

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)


Joseph Ferrari has been an adjunct professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University since 2010. He teaches the Forensic Accounting and Valuation course in the Master of Science in Audit and Advisory Services program as well as undergraduate accounting courses.

Ferrari has more than 40 years of experience in public accounting, industry and academia. He is a Senior Consultant at Warady & Davis LLP, a CPA and consulting firm headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. Prior to joining Warady & Davis, Ferrari developed and managed his own practice, Joseph G. Ferrari CPA, LLC, where he provided a variety of accounting and tax services to businesses and individuals for 29 years."

For more than 10 years he has reached out to high school and college students to attract the next generation of CPAs from career day presentations at his former high school through his position as an adjunct professor at DePaul.

Ferrari began his career at the accounting firm Topel Forman, LLC. He then went into industry where he gained experience working in and managing various corporate accounting functions including internal audit, internal management reporting and SEC reporting. This diverse set of accounting experiences led to him managing various accounting functions as an assistant controller. He eventually used that set of corporate experiences to start his accounting practice.