I am primarily interested in teaching audit, although I am also comfortable teaching managerial accounting and financial accounting courses. When teaching, I draw on my professional experience as both an auditor (at KPMG) and a corporate accountant (at McDonald's) to put the course material in a "real world" context. I strive to instill my students not only with the technical knowledge they need to complete accounting and auditing tasks, but also soft skills and background knowledge that will help them to meet the many mental and emotional demands of starting a career.
In addition to my experience detailed below, I also have served as a teaching assistant throughout my time at the University of Texas at Austin, including the spring semester of 2020. During this semester, I helped to move two courses into a fully online platform, which has made me both comfortable and proficient with virtual channels for instruction.
Experience and Evaluations
Course: Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting, Summer 2017
Class Size: 22 students
Instructor Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Course Rating: 4.9 / 5.0
I was recognized for my teaching performance with the Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019.
In addition to the course ratings, students at UT Austin are given the option to leave anonymous comments on their course evaluations (not all students who give a rating necessarily provide comments). Below, I have included all comments that students chose to leave for my course, in their entirety.
"I liked that he provided real world applications (articles, experiences) to enhance our learning experience. Also, it was easy to see how much he cared about the success of each student."
"The homework and practice exams were very helpful, not only for exams, but understanding concepts."
"I thought Professor Rimkus was extremely fair in his teaching and an overall great teacher."
"Thank you for your conversational lecture style. I enjoyed the 'real world' anecdotes relating the course material to real examples."
"My boy Dan is lit."
"Mr. Rimkus is by far one of the best teachers I have had at UT, and he is not even a professor. He wants the class to succeed in a fun manner."
"Dan is a great instructor and a better person. He is very helpful and knowledgeable about accounting, and he genuinely cares about students' success in and out of the classroom."
"I liked Dan and his real world anecdotes. Plus he was kind of nerdy and friendly. These aspects made him very approachable."
"You're the man, Dan. I always enjoyed your lectures because of your enthusiasm."