Heather Lively

Heather Lively

Senior Instructor
Room: BSN 3307
Phone: (813) 974-6562

Heather Lively is a senior instructor in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy and the CBIZ MHM Teaching Fellow. She has over 10 years experience teaching financial accounting and auditing courses. While primarily based on the Tampa campus, Lively has taught classes on all three USF campus locations. In addition to teaching, she currently serves as the accreditation coordinator for the school.

Lively has had several articles published, including eight in The CPA Journal, and is a co-author on the Integrated Audit Practice Case, 8e. Prior to joining USF she worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young in Tampa.

She is a licensed CPA and earned a Master of Accountancy and bachelor's degrees from USF. 


  • ACG 3113 – Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • ACG 4632 – Auditing I
  • ACG 4642 – Auditing II


  • Myers, Kerry, Heather Lively, and Christine Andrews, (2019) “New Laws Bring Much Tougher Data Protections.” Journal of Accountancy. Article can be found here.
  • Mastracchio, N.J. and H.M. Lively, (2017). "Private Company Accounting Standards: Survey of New York CPAs Finds Adoption Slow," The CPA Journal 87 (12): 50-53.
  • Mastracchio, N.J. and H.M. Lively, (2015). "How to Provide Terrific Practice Development, Receive CPE Credit, and Save Money: a CPE Primer," The CPA Journal 85 (8): 26-27.
  • Annaraud, Katerina, Dipendra Singh, and H.M. Lively, (2014), "Assessing and Analyzing Internal Control Practices in the Lodging Industry," The Journal of Hospitality Financial Management 22 (1): 26-31.
  • Mastracchio, N.J. and H.M. Lively, (2013). "Beware of Financial Statements Stating They Are Developed Under a New AICPA Framework," The RMA Journal 96 (3): 42-47.

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  • Mastracchio, N.J. and H.M. Lively, (2013). "How Many Accounting Frameworks Are Enough?" The CPA Journal 83 (8): 6, 8-9.


  • Accreditation Coordinator, Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy, 2022-present

  • Member, Ernst & Young (Tampa) Alumni Council, 2012-present 

  • Faculty Advisor, Accounting Society (student organization) – Fall 2010 to Spring 2023