Barbara Squires



Phone: 607.962.9575
Office: Chemung 201R



Elmira College, Accounting, M.S.
Elmira College, Accounting, B.S.
Corning Community College, Business Administration, A.S.  

IRS Enrolled Agent Certification (unlimited practice rights to represent clients before the IRS with vigorous continuing education requirements)


I am inspired by learning new things in my profession, and I strive to inspire others to love accounting and income tax law. I teach at CCC because I am a true product of CCC's community, and believe that it provides huge opportunities to many that otherwise might not be able to go to college. Accounting is a tough field.

Online courses are an important part of our programs and I strive to make each semester a successful experience for our students. I teach accounting both synchronized and asynchronously. I strive to keep students involved in both but my remote classroom often has lively discussions similar to an in-person class. One day a student asked a question about the pros and cons of something and it was an area that all I could answer was that it was illegal under state and federal laws. I did let other students give some great pros/cons, fully answering his question.


Accounting Practices, Financial Accounting (Accounting Principles I), Federal Income Tax.

Professional Interests

Squires has worked in various areas of accounting such as corporate accounting as a VP of Finance, public accounting with experience in financial statement preparation and audits of corporations, not-for-profits and local governments, and tax accounting with experience with individuals, sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships and trusts. She began teaching full time at CCC in 2002. She currently participates, on a part time basis, in an accounting and tax business in Elmira. Squires became an Enrolled Agent (E.A.) in 2012 by passing all 3 parts of the IRS examination on her first try. This is the highest credential the IRS awards and as such, she has unlimited practice rights to represent clients before the IRS with vigorous continuing education requirements.


Squires is involved with her church and several community and campus organizations, at either a board level or hands-on situations, because she has grown to believe that life is about relationships and sharing. She enjoys being involved with the student government and clubs (such as Muse of Fire and the Student Accounting & Business Society) at CCC. Getting to know students both inside and outside of the classroom is important to her.

ST Food Bank Distribution at SUNY CCC-Volunteer; Professional Educators of CCC - Treasurer; Chemung County Labor Council-Member; First Presbyterian Church of Elmira-Clerk of Session, Finance Committee, Mission Committee, Bible Study leader; Organ Donor Discussion Leader for several community and campus events; Caste community book discussion-July 2022


SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
SUNY Corning Community College Ann Marie Rossi Employee Alumni Award, 2008