Tal Kroll, Spring 2016

Accounting Instructor

CPA, Certified Public Accountant

MBA, Missouri State University

BS, Southwest Baptist University

Office: Graff Hall 118

Phone: (417) 447-8946

Tal Kroll

Courses taught: ACC 220 Principles of Accounting I and ACC 225 Managerial Accounting.

Professional Experience:

Became a Certified Public Accountant in 2005.  Worked for Elliot Robinson and Company a public accounting firm in Springfield Missouri.  Also have worked for Ozarks Technical Community College since 2002.  Previous job titles include High School Teacher, Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, Auditor, and Director of Finance.

Research Interests:

Online Education, Real Estate, Finance and Small Business Success.

Publications and/or Accomplishments:

Participated in OTC Leadership class.  Completed numerous half marathons.  Lead or participated in mission trips to Uganda, Romania, and China.


Love running, exercising, hanging out with my kids and eating ice cream.  One of my true passions is serving in my church and giving my all for my family.  I love helping people and solving problems.  Education allows me to do both those things.   Accounting is an excellent career path and I hope to inspire my students to love it as much as I do.

Describe your ideal vacation.

My ideal vacation would be some location near a beach. I love the summer weather and relaxing in the sun.  I would spend a lot of time playing with my kids and eating delicious food.

How long have you been working at OTC?

I have been working at OTC since 2002. I was first hired as a staff accountant at OTC then I became a CPA and worked for a small local firm for a short amount of time. In 2007 I came back to work as the Financial Services Director for OTC.  Then I started as a full-time Instructor in 2008.