Bill Bishop strives to make learning “real and relevant” for his students by incorporating current accounting and business practices into each class he teaches.
He has taught business and accounting courses at Montcalm Community College part time since 2004. This fall, he joins the college as a full-time instructor.
With nearly 30 years of accounting and financial management experience in the supermarket industry, Bishop brings realworld examples to life for MCC students. He shares his hands-on knowledge in general accounting practices, payroll, financial management, accounts payable and receivable, tax preparation, human resources and more.
“I strive to bring current accounting and business practices to class each week and to provide many opportunities for students to see real-world applications of the classroom subject matter,” he says.
“Accounting is awesome,” Bishop adds. “It touches so many aspects of our business and personal lives, and we don’t even think about it. It doesn’t matter if students are majoring in business, accounting, health care, or general education, accounting knowledge can help them both personally and professionally.”
Bishop teaches a variety of courses at MCC including Accounting for Small Business, Principles of Accounting I and II, Tax Accounting and more.
“Some of the most rewarding conversations I have are with former students who say, ‘I’m actually using what I learned in your class. It really works!’” he says.
Bishop earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Computer Science from Baker College in Muskegon, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids. He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and of the American Accounting Association, Two Year College Section. He resides in Sheridan with his wife, Rhonda. They have three sons, all of whom have attended MCC.