Kelly Prestby, Master of Accountancy


Kelly Prestby, Master of Accountancy

Instructor, Accounting

Hargray Room 232
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8233
Kelly Prestby, Master of Accountancy

In college, I majored in accounting, and minored in computer science and mathematics; I also played on our college golf team. Upon graduation, the early part of my career was in the corporate business world. I began as an Internal Auditor for a national corporation, then switched over into computer programming, helping develop a small business accounting software package. I moved back into the corporate accounting world as an Accounting Manager for a regional company. Eventually I started my own accounting business providing accounting and consulting services to small businesses. I have my CPA certification (inactive status).

I then pivoted into education. I earned my Master of Accountancy degree from Auburn University and began instructing. My background in audit, corporate accounting, and software programming provide a unique perspective on accounting. I try to bring my real world experiences into the classroom. Teaching is my passion, whether I’m helping accounting make sense to non-accountants or challenging future accountants to think broadly and deeply.

After raising a family and teaching at various schools in Minnesota, one very cold Minnesota winter day in 2018 I applied to teach at USCB, and my husband and I now live here. I am a Minnesotan at heart, and enjoy returning to visit, but love it here in the lowcountry. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy biking, hiking, and the beach. You may often find me listening to music at local restaurants on any given weekend.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

Master of Accountancy, Auburn University 2007

Bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science, Concordia College 1990

  • ACCT B226 - Fundamentals of Accounting II
  • ACCT B345 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT B425 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT B426 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT B437 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT B485 - Auditing
  • MGSC B290 - Computer Information Systems in Business
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Design and Querying
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems in Business (Microsoft Office)