Rebecca Kiser

Assistant Professor of Accounting Instruction
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Professor Becky Kiser’s more than two decades of international business-related experience with a major accounting firm and Amway Corporation informs her Hope College teaching. A certified public accountant licensed in Michigan and Indiana, she teaches Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Individual Income Tax and Accounting Information Systems.

She worked from 1990 to 2017 for the “Big Four” accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she started as an auditor and then became a tax consultant preparing corporate and individual income tax returns. For her final 20 years with the firm, she was a manager reviewing and signing individual returns for many executives of Fortune 500 companies. In her work for PwC in Germany, Connecticut and four midwestern states, her favorite assignment was to teach interns and newer employees about individual income taxes. That led to her passion for teaching.

After leaving PwC in 2017, she worked for Amway Corporation as a senior financial analyst, leading the firm’s implementation of changes in federal withholding regulations for employees who aren’t US taxpayers. Starting in 2018, Professor Kiser taught full-time for three years at Grand Valley State University. She joined the Hope College faculty in 2021.

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual taxation
  • Personal financial counseling
  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial and cost accounting


  • B.S., taxation, University of Illinois, 2008
  • B.S., accounting, Valparaiso University, 1990

Outside the College

Professor Kiser enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two adult sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. She also loves athletics, as a participant and as a spectator — she’s often in the stands at Hope games cheering on her students. Her own sports of choice are water skiing and paddleboarding.

During Hope’s summer breaks, as a contractor with PwC’s Employee Financial Wellness Practice, Professor Kiser provides financial wellness, education and counseling services to employees of large multi-national organizations. Her goal is to empower individuals, through one-on-one counseling, to make educated decisions to improve their financial well-being.

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Rebecca Kiser

Phone Number616.395.7580

VanZoeren Hall 41 Graves Place Holland, MI 49423
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