Tara Barboza CPA

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Tara Barboza
(413) 662-5507
Murdock Hall Rm 102C


M.B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

B.S./Accounting, University of Phoenix

Courses Taught

ACCT 224 Financial Accounting 

ACCT 225 Managerial Accounting 

ACCT 320 Accounting Systems 

ACCT 321 Financial Reporting I 

ACCT 322 Financial Reporting II 

ACCT 335 Federal Taxation for Individuals 

ACCT 421 Advanced Financial Reporting   

ACCT 423 Auditing 

ACCT 435 Federal Taxation for Entities 

BADM 100 Explorations in Business 

BADM 101 Adulting: Managing your Life and Money 

About Me

Before joining MCLA in 2016, I served as the Chief Operating Officer for Tarm Tax services, where I managed tax compliance issues for individuals and businesses. My specialization is in Taxation; and in addition to being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) I am an Enrolled Agent with the Department of Treasury.  

Furthermore, my professional experience includes working with Prometrics as a Tax Subject Matters Expert creating content for the Special Enrollment Examination. Additionally, I served as the Audit Chair and Assistant Treasurer for Landmark Credit Union for over 12 years. Currently I serve on the MCLA foundation and Chair the Audit and Finance Committee. I also serve on the Academic and Career Advisory Board for the Mass Society of CPAs and the MCLA Curriculum Committee. 

I have been honored to be recognized as the 2020 Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. In 2021 I received the MCLA Faculty Association’s JR. Faculty Award. 

I also serve as the Coordinator of MCLA’s Entrepreneur Minor, treasurer for the college’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta, on both the MBA and Undergraduate Advisory Boards, coordinator of the On-campus Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), and the academic advisor to the Accounting Club.