Peter Kolos

Title/s:  Lecturer

Office #:  Schreiber 512

Phone: 312.915.7105

Email: pkolos@luc.edu


Peter Kolos has taught accounting at Loyola at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2014. In addition to teaching at Loyola as a clinical instructor, Peter is also an instructor for Becker CPA Review. Peter brings more than 15 years of experience as a business professional, having owned and managed a real estate firm.

Having passed the CPA Exam on the first try, Peter is passionate about motivating and preparing students to pass. Peter mentors and guides students into career positions that are both professionally and personally fulfilling.

Peter incorporates business examples from his career into his classrooms to give students a real-life perspective of the field of accounting.  A recent career highlight occurred in 2021. Peter was the co-faculty advisor to Loyola's Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC) Team sponsored by Deloitte. Out of the 54 total teams which competed, Loyola earned first place in the nation! "I am really proud to have had the opportunity to coach and mentor such talented students as these. They worked extremely hard and deserve to have won nationals," notes Peter.


  • MSA, DePaul University
  • BS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 311: Auditing and Internal Control Systems
  • ACCT 323: Advanced CPA Topics
  • ACCT 400: Financial Accounting for Business Decisions
  • ACCT 402: Issues in Financial Reporting
  • ACCT 404: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 407: Tax I
  • ACCT 408: Tax II
  • ACCT 409: Audit I
  • ACCT 410: Audit II


  • Ray Hartstein Excellence in Teaching, Oakton College, 2016
  • Graduate Teaching Excellence, Loyola University Chicago, 2021