Mike Farina | April 11, 2016 | Kent State University

Familiar Face

Mike Farina

Senior Accountant
Controller's Office
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

My primary responsibility is accounting for the university’s fixed assets, but I also reconcile bank accounts, liability accounts and perform various other tasks within the accounting function.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

June 2010

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I worked as an accountant for Safeway Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

After receiving two degrees and working full-time on campus for five years, Kent State feels like home! I also love walking through our campus — we have beautiful architecture and greenspaces! 

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I was a student worker in multiple areas around campus as an undergraduate student and after a few years of working full-time off-campus, I wanted to pursue an MBA. My familiarity of the work environment and the location of the Kent Campus made Kent State a very attractive place to work.

RESIDES IN:

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  

HOMETOWN:

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  

EDUCATION:

B.B.A., Accounting, (December 2007), Kent State University; MBA from Kent State University (May 2013)

HOBBIES:

Traveling, going to concerts and playing guitar