Geoffrey D. Plourde

Geoffrey D. Plourde, JD, CPA

Lecturer and Accounting Program Director, School of Management

(805) 493-3562
Peters 206

Office Hours: By Appointment


Professor Plourde is a Lecturer and Program Director of CLU's traditional undergraduate accounting program. He is an attorney, CPA, and enrolled agent who comes to CLU after serving as a controller and general counsel for a national tax company based in Los Angeles.

He is an active member of California Society of Enrolled Agents, where he has served in multiple capacities, including as an instructor in both the Society's enrolled agent test preparation course and basic tax course, coordinator for the Society's upcoming certificate program in state tax agency representation and First Vice President for 2024-2025. He has also been an instructor or panelist for various tax continuing education programs for accountants. 


M.B.A. (2022), University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. 

M.S. in Management and Leadership (2020), Western Governors University

J.D. (2018), Southwestern Law School 

M.S. in Taxation (2016), Golden Gate University, Braden School of Taxation

B.S. in Accounting (2014), Pepperdine University 


  • Accounting Education
  • Innovation and AI
  • Tax Practice Management
  • Tax Practice and Procedure (Federal and State)



State Tax Update, 2024 PASCPA Seminar, PASCPA-LA (Glendale, California)

Internal Revenue Manual, 2023, Tax Practice Pro (Virtual) 

Travel Denied - The IRS Blocked My Passport, 2023, Tax Practice Pro (Virtual)

The Information Jungle - Making Sense of Information Reporting (Panelist), 2023, Tax Talk Today (Virtual)

Practical Publishing (Moderator), 2023 New Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of Management (Boston, Massachusetts) 

Tax Practice Management: Billing and Marketing, 2023, San Fernando Valley Chapter, CSEA (Virtual)  

Federal Tax Controversy Update and Federal Tax Update, 2023 PASCPA Seminar, PASCPA-LA (Cerritos, California)  

Federal Tax Controversy Update, 2022, Los Angeles Chapter, CSEA (Los Angeles, California) 

Tax Resolution Issue Spotting, 2022, National Association of Enrolled Agents (Virtual)

Introduction to the IRS, 2020 ATS Continuing Education Series (Los Angeles, California)

IRS Collections (panelist), 2020 IRS Practitioner Seminar, CSEA (Burbank, California)

Representing the Taxpayer with a Revoked Passport (panelist), 2019, Tax Practice Pro (Virtual)

Introduction to IRS Collections, 2019 IRS Practitioner Seminar, CSEA (Burbank, California)

IRS Use of Private Debt Collectors, 2017, Gryphon Continuing Education (Virtual)

IRS Passport Revocation, 2017, Gryphon Continuing Education (Virtual)

The IRS Collection Process, 2017, Gryphon Continuing Education (Virtual



Plourde, G. (2017). Rejected!: The Imperfect Accounting Student's Guide to Finding a Great Job and Life After College. Aptus Press: Los Angeles.

Plourde, G. (2017). The Automated Accountant: How to remain relevant and succeed in the age of automation. Aptus Press: Los Angeles.