Office:  STF 303

(Phone) 580.774. 3020

Rita Y. Hays, CPA, MAcc, MEd

Department of Business & Computer Science

Rita Y. Hays, CPA, MAcc, MEd


  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Tax Emphasis; University of Oklahoma (OU),
  • Master of School Counseling, SWOSU
  • Psychometry and Counseling Certifications, SWOSU
  • Master of Business Education MEd, SWOSU
  • Teacher Certification, Business Education; SWOSU
  • Bachelor of Science – Accounting, SWOSU

Professional Certifications:

  • Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy, Certified Public Accountant 1980 - Present

Previous Experience:

  • Self-employed Public Accountant
  • Area:  tax planning and preparation of tax returns; auditing-hospitals, universities, small businesses and non-profit corporations; monthly accounting, payroll and management services; internal auditing for banks. 25 years
  • Staff Accountant: Tax 5 years
  • Field Revenue Agent, Internal Revenue Service, Dallas, TX 3 years
  • Internal Auditor, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D.C. 2 Years    

Areas of Specialization:

  • Financial, Cost, Tax and Computerized Accounting

Community, Professional and Academic Involvement:

  • Friends for Life Animal Society, Treasurer 12 years
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA Volunteer 4 years
  • Western Ok and Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants 20 years
  • Reach Higher Instructor 7 years

The views and opinions expressed in these pages are strictly those of Rita Y. Hays, CPA, MAcc, MEd .   The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.