Instructor Bio

Belle Marie

Dr. Belle Marie is a professor of accounting in the Business Department at Carroll College. She earned a doctorate in business at George Fox University; an MBA from the University of Montana; an undergraduate degree in business, emphasis in accounting from UofM; and a minor in French. Belle is a CPA, CGMA, CMA, CIA, CFE, and has completed both the AICPA Fundamentals of Integrated Reporting Certificate and SASB’s Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting Credential FSA Level 1.

She was a founding member of the Helena Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. Professionally, she has experience in the credit union industry and operated a small accounting firm. Belle has taught a variety of accounting and business courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Montana, Alaska, and Idaho for over thirty years.

Her current research interests include financial literacy; microfinance; sustainability and ESG reporting; and fraud, ethics, and internal controls. Belle has published scholarly articles and presented numerous professional seminars.

She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India to study socioeconomic issues of gender, holds the Mandeville Endowed Professorship in Accounting at Carroll College, was the 2006 recipient of the Carroll College Distinguished Scholar award, and the 2016 recipient of the MSCPA Jack Kempner Outstanding Educator award.

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