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Thomas M. Brinker, Jr.

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr.


Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning

ChSNC® Program Director

Areas of Expertise:

Accounting, Compliance, Individual Income Tax Planning, Special Needs Planning

BS, Saint Joseph’s University
MS, Taxation, Widener University
MS, Accounting, Widener University
JD, Columbia Pacific University
LLM, Regent University School of Law


Thomas M. Brinker, Jr. is Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning at The American College of Financial Services. He is responsible for teaching and course development in The College’s Irwin Graduate School and Huebner School programs. He is also Professor of Accounting at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and is the executive director of the MBA program and for the School of Global Business. He has received recognition for teaching excellence, including the PICPA Educator of the Year Award and the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Brinker presents nationally and internationally on various tax topics, and he contributes articles in such publications as the Journal of Accountancy, Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, Journal of Practical Estate Planning, and the Journal of Financial Services Professionals.

Prior to co-founding his CPA firm, Brinker was a member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company. He is currently a tax consultant for the special needs community and to local CPA and law firms in the Philadelphia area. His practice concentrates on tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.

Brinker graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Accountancy and holds master’s degrees in taxation and accounting from Widener University. In addition to earning his JD from Columbia Pacific University, Brinker earned a Master of Laws in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law, receiving the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Villanova University Law School's Graduate Tax Program.


HS 321 Fundamentals of Income Taxation

HS 375 Introduction to Disability and Lifetime Planning

HS 376 Legal and Financial Issues for Special Needs Families

HS 377 Financial Planning for Families Caring for Those with Special Needs