Brian Merritt View All Faculty
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Disciplines / Field of Instruction

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Investments

Degrees Received

  • M.S. in Industrial Administration – Accounting, Finance -- Carnegie Mellon University (1995)
  • B.A. in Speech Communication, Business / Liberal Arts Minor – The Pennsylvania State University (1987)

Courses Taught

  • ACC 256 – Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 140 – Introduction to Business Computing
  • BUS 241 – Business Analytics I
  • BUS 242 – Business Analytics II
  • BUS 331 – Investments

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Work Experience (~35 Years of Experience in Industry)

  • Howmet Aerospace Inc. and its predecessor companies Alcoa Inc. and Arconic Inc. -- 26 Years in Auditing and Finance roles
    • Most recent position at Howmet Aerospace was the Director of Pension Investments
  • Carnegie Mellon University -- 4 Years in Accounting and Purchasing roles
    • Supported accounting and purchasing functions at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Meridian Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank) -- 4 Years in Retail Banking roles
    • Managed bank branch of eight employees in all aspects of retail branch operations, including consumer and small business lending.


  • Church - Brian and his family attend Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. He and his wife have attended ACAC for over 30 years where he has served as a deacon, trustee, building committee member, Sunday School teacher, kids club leader, and Urban Impact Foundation volunteer.
  • Coaching - Youth Basketball and Baseball Coaching with organizations including Urban Impact Foundation, Trinity Christian School, and the Penn Hills YMCA
  • Sports - Brian is a sports and outdoors enthusiast, including all the major sports, fishing, and hiking.

Academic Distinctives

Brian Merritt has 35 years of work history, most notably his 26 years of experience with Howmet Aerospace Inc.