Patrice Johnson is a Manager of accounting curriculum for Becker Professional Education. In her current role, she oversees the development of new courses and ensures that courses on the catalog are updated for current changes in accounting guidance and tax laws. Patrice serves as an instructor for Becker’s tax continuing education courses and writes content for Becker’s CPA exam and ACCA exam review courses.
Patrice received her Bachelor’s degree and Master of Accountancy (with a specialization in Taxation) from The University of Georgia and holds a CPA license in the state of Georgia. After graduating from UGA, Patrice started her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta and was there for six years. Patrice’s clients were primarily publicly traded manufacturers. Patrice focused on federal and state consolidated tax returns, accounting for income taxes, research and development tax credit projects, and federal tax research and technical memo preparation.Patrice left PwC as a tax manager to work directly for the tax director of Harland Clarke. With Harland Clarke, she continued her focus on tax provisions and federal and state income tax compliance.
After her time in industry, Patrice was invited to enter into academia. She spent two years teaching tax courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and four years teaching accounting and taxation courses at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Patrice has taught a variety of courses including. In 2013, Patrice received the Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award at Wesleyan College.
Patrice is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and a lifetime member of the UGA Alumni Association.