Welcome to the Graduate School of Professional Accounting (GSPA)! You are on your way to enriching your skillset, expanding your network, and reaching your professional potential!
Join the GSPA Team – Julie Chasse, Angela Mittiga, Stefani Vieira, and Kellianne Frankel – to learn more about the program and have your questions answered about orientation, financial aid, class schedule, navigating campus, and much more.
We look forward to welcoming you as Huskies!
Meet the GSPA team:
Julie Chasse is the Director of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting. She oversees the graduate accounting programs and leads student success initiatives. In her role, Julie manages student recruitment for the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs. To ensure that our students gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in accounting, Julie assembles and runs an Advisory Board with leaders from the Big 4 and global accounting firms to review and optimize the curriculum.
Julie drives efforts that enable our students to accomplish their professional ambitions and our employer partners to fulfill their talent acquisition goals. Her team works closely with employers to organize on-campus recruiting events, including information sessions, networking events, and interviews. Julie also mentors students individually for tailored career planning.
Prior to working at Northeastern University, she taught accounting at Des Moines Area Community College. She managed the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program on campus in conjunction with United Way, supporting over 200 low and middle-income individual returns filed annually. Before coming to academia, Julie worked at EY, culminating in her role as a tax manager. As a CPA, she advised clients on federal and state & local tax, and was responsible for income tax accounting, compliance, and consulting projects.
Angela Mittiga is the Associate Director of Graduate Advising at the Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Angela oversees career and academic advising and leads student success initiatives at the GSPA. As part of this work, she develops workshops, offers career coaching, and helps students craft their résumés, build interview skills, and forge professional networks. In addition, Angela navigates the nuances of CPA licensure in various U.S. states and advises students on course selection and exam requirements. She also cultivates relationships with regional and national public accounting firms and the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy to support student job placement and professional development.
Angela has dedicated her career to education and supporting students through their academic journeys. Before coming to Northeastern, Angela served as the assistant director of advising and mentoring and a senior lecturer of undergraduate visual arts courses at Lesley University.
Stefani Vieira is the Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Engagement at the Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Stefani devotes her attention to community building for current students and alumni entering or working in the accounting profession. She serves as a liaison between the Graduate School of Professional Accounting (GSPA) and its graduates to foster lifelong connections and build a strong support network for program operations and student employment.
Stefani leads student activities, including orientation, networking engagements, skills workshops, and social events. She also champions Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives that support graduate accounting students and alumni.
Additionally, Stefani nurtures relationships with key personnel at BDO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC to support corporate residency placement and expand opportunities for alumni engagement.
Stefani began with D'Amore-McKim in 2017 and previously served as the Graduate Accounting Programs Coordinator. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Stefani served as an associate buyer at Joss & Main and an operations assistant at Loro Piana.
Kellianne Frankel is a recruiting specialist in graduate admissions, she develops strategies to bring awareness to the unique features and benefits of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting programs. As part of her role, she manages new student recruitment and the admissions process for the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs.
Before working with the Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Kellianne began with D'Amore-McKim in 2018 as an operations assistant for graduate admissions. She supported the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and specialty master's programs with application processing, marketing fulfillment, event planning, and prospective student outreach.
Prior to coming to Northeastern, Kellianne held roles in public relations and marketing, working with clients in the travel and tourism and consumer products industries, including Princess Cruises, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Bioré, and Bath & Body Works.