Former IRS official, alum featured in Executive Speaker Series

Monday, April 16, 2007

ORANGEBURG – The next installment of SC State’s weekly Executive Speaker Series will feature Daniel Black, MBA, ‘71, certified public accountant.

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 12 p.m. in the fourth floor auditorium of Belcher Hall. For additional information, contact Dr. Ann Winstead at (803) 533-3777.

The Executive Speaker Series, sponsored by the College of Business and Applied Professional Sciences, is a component of the Leadership and Professional Development Program, which all business majors are required to complete. The series exposes students to various aspects of the workplace, including viewpoints of leaders who are on the cutting edge of business, industry and government.

Past participants have come from a wide array of companies and industries, including Pfizer Inc., Springs Industries, Bowater Inc., Ernst & Young, BellSouth, Black Enterprise, SCANA, Sonoco, Bank of America, Johnson Controls, Milliken & Company and the FDIC.

Daniel L. Black Jr., a certified public accountant, received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting/economics from South Carolina State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He also received a MBA from the University of South Carolina with a concentration in finance and accounting.

Prior to starting his own accounting firm, Daniel L. Black and Associates, in Washington, D.C, Black was Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) for the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR). Before being appointed DCFO, he was the Director of Operations. In this position, he was responsible for operations and management of a 500-member workforce and for overseeing the collection of approximately $3.7 billion a year in real property, income and business taxes.

Black came to district government after 17 years as an Internal Revenue Service Senior Executive (SES). Prior to this position, he was National Chief for the Appeals Division of the IRS. In this capacity, he managed a professional staff of 2,000 in 45 major metropolitan areas. Black also led the redesign and restructuring of the IRS appeals function and established new alternative dispute resolution programs. He also served as a member of the IRS Resources/Policy Board, which establishes the Service’s operating policy and makes executive selections.

Black has held other positions with the IRS, including district director of the Laguna Niguel District in California; district director of the Springfield District in Springfield, Ill.; regional director of appeals for the Southeast Region in Atlanta, Ga.; district office operations executive in Washington, D.C.; acting director of Compliance Systems in Washington, D.C.; chief of the Oklahoma Appeals Office in Oklahoma City, Okla.; examination group manager in Jacksonville, Fla.; and a revenue agent in Columbia, S.C.

Black is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Society CPAs, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Greater Washington CPAs, Maryland CPA Association, Florida Institute of CPAs and the AICPA/IRS Federal Tax Committee (2000-2003). He is also a recipient of the Washington Society of CPAs’ Smart CPA Award (June 2005) and the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Award (1993 and 2002).

Black has taught accounting courses at the universities of North and South Carolina, American University in Washington, D.C., and served as adjunct professor at Towson State University in Baltimore, Md. Additionally, he has published articles in national periodicals and professional journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Tax Advisor and Alternatives.