Lester B. McRae

Associate Professor | Coordinator, Accounting

Lester B. McRae
Culinary Conference Center, Room 222C
Journal Square Campus

M.B.A., Finance, Pace University
B.S., Accounting, New Jersey City University

Classes: Accounting

Professor McRae has over 25 years of experience in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has worked as the controller of a leading real estate development company with full responsibility for accounting processes and procedures, including the preparation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)-based financial statements. Professor McRae also worked as an auditor at leading insurance companies and has experience in financial, managerial, and tax accounting. He owned and operated a franchised tax preparation business. In 2013, after teaching at Passaic County Community College as an adjunct professor for a few years, he turned to teaching full-time.

Professor McRae is an advisor for the Business and Accounting Club, advisory board member to Academic Support Services, to the Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management division, and Alumni Association. He is a member of the Cyclical program review committee for hospitality management, and previously served as secretary to the Development and Planning Committee of the All College Council of HCCC. In 2016, he won the Johnston Award for excellence in teaching.

Professor McRae is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges.