Barry N Cooper

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Associate Professor


Office: F-530Q

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Phone: +1 (212) 346-8886

Barry Cooper is an Associate Professor in the BMCC Accounting Department. An active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New York, he earned an MBA degree in Taxation and is an expert in individual and corporate tax, IRS compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and classroom technology.

Professor Cooper was appointed to the BMCC Accounting Department in 2008, the same year he retired from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where he held the position of National Technical Adviser, Mergers and Acquisitions. In that role, he advised Revenue Agents and outside professional groups on IRS policy regarding Merger and Acquisition Transactions and related issues.

During his IRS career that spanned 38 years, Cooper taught at colleges and schools in the New York City area, including BMCC, where he was an adjunct professor.

In 2015, he was promoted at BMCC to his current position of Associate Professor and awarded tenure.

Professor Cooper is a dedicated professional who enjoys teaching and sharing his expertise with students. He has co-written articles for the CPA Journal on tax law changes, led workshops for BMCC faculty and staff on income tax updates, and helped coordinate the BMCC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which trains students to provide free income tax assistance.


Accounting, Auditing and Tax


  • B.B.A. Pace College , Accounting ,1968
  • M.B.A. Baruch College (CUNY) , Taxation ,1980

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • B. Cooper, J. Wolfson, C. Crawford & W. Donnay, “The Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” ,The CPA Journal
  • B. Cooper & J. Barker, a??Key Facts about the New FATCA Rules Reporting Requirements and Penalties for Individual Taxpayersa?? ,The CPA Journal
  • B. Cooper & A. Seyam, a??The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013: Enhancing The Governance and Accountability of the Not-For-Profit Organization around the World,a?? ,GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) Vol.4 No 1
  • B. Cooper, C. Crawford & J. Wolfson, a??Update on New Tax Law Changes – 2011 Tax Return Preparation & Strategic Planning for 2012,a??,The CPA Journal

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • CPA LIcense – New York (1984)

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