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Andrew Bauer

Associate Professor*; Canada Research Chair in Taxation, Governance and Risk

Research Interests: Corporate tax, influence of agency issues on tax planning, including governance mechanisms, and the role of uncertainty in shaping tax planning, including risk assessment.

Efrim Boritz

Professor; Director, University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance; Ontario Chartered Professional Accountants Chair in Accounting; Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor

Research Interests: Investigating areas of professional practice in external auditing and internal auditing which rely on the exercise of professional judgment.

Lynn Carty

Lecturer; Financial and Managerial Accounting; PhD Student Teaching Mentor

Office: HH290F

Phone: x47027


Education and certifications

Bachelor of Arts, Honours Economics (University of Waterloo)

Masters of Adult Education (St. Francis Xavier University)

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (Ontario)

D'Arcy Delamere

Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives - Definite Term Lecturer

Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives - Definite Term Lecturer

Alan Douglas

Associate Professor; Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor; Finance

Research Interests: Issues relating to corporate finance, economics, and accounting, with a focus on corporate incentives.

Krista Fiolleau

Associate Professor; Director of Centre for Accounting Ethics

Research Interests: Auditor's use of accounting information in decision making, the effect of organizational objectives on ethical reasoning, and accounting ethics.

Ken Klassen

Professor; J. Page R Wadsworth Senior Chair in Accounting and Finance; Director of Centre for Taxation in a Global Economy

Research Interests: Effects of tax on corporate decision making, corporate data, factors that influence the role of taxes in international operations, and examine settings in which decisions may have been predictably altered in response to tax environments.

Xuyang Ma

Assistant Professor, Finance

Research Interests: Banking and Shadow Banking, Systemic Risk and Regulations of Financial Markets, Credit Risk, Macro Finance, Asset Pricing.

Tu Nguyen

Associate Professor, Finance, J. Page R. Wadsworth Junior Chair in Accounting and Finance

Research Interests: Corporate governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Compensation.

Blake Phillips

Director, School of Accounting and Finance

Research Interests: Mutual Funds and Institutional Investors, Hedge Funds and Risk Management, Market Efficiency and Empirical Asset Pricing, Derivatives and Risk Management.

Adam Presslee

Associate Professor, Managerial Accounting; J. Page R. Wadsworth Chair in Accounting and Finance; Co-Director of CPA Ontario Centre for Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

Research Interests: Theory from psychology and economics to understand how various incentive systems and control environments affect employee effort and performance.

Sasan Saiy

Co-Director of Bachelor of Sustainability and Financial Management

Research Interests: Corporate governance, economic consequences of accounting information and disclosure, financial statement analysis and valuation, and accounting for financial institutions.

James R. Thompson

Associate Professor, Finance; Computer and Financial Management Co-Director

Research Interests:

Risk Transfer Markets, Banking, Insurance, Compensation in Organizations.

Joyce Tian

Associate Professor, Managerial Accounting; Deputy Director Research

Research Interests: Managerial performance evaluation, corporate governance, organization designs and information disclosure.

Ken Vetzal

Retired - Associate Professor; Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor; Finance


Research Interests: Derivative securities, financial risk management, and asset allocation.

Adam Vitalis

Assistant Professor, Assurance

Research Interests: Economic, behavioural, and informational processing theories to experimentally investigate cognitive limitations in processing risk and other information cues in both audit and financial reporting settings.

Alan Webb

Retired - Deloitte Professor; Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor; Managerial Accounting


Research Interests: Behavioural consequences of management control system elements such as targets, incentive schemes, and the motivational effects of non-cash rewards (e.g. gift cards, merchandise and 'games').

Mingyue Zhang

Assistant Professor, Financial Reporting


  • PhD in Accounting. University of Toronto.
  • Master of Professional Accounting. Singapore Management University.
  • BSc in Financial Mathematics.

Muhammad Azim

Assistant Professor


  • 2015-2020 University of Toronto. PhD in Accounting
    • Dissertation: Passive Demand but Active Pay: The Effects of ETF Flows on CEO Stock Option Compensation
  • 2014-2015 Queen's University.

Giselle Obendorf

Lecturer, Ethics


MA (Psychology)        Wilfrid Laurier University (Social Psychology), 2020

BBA (Honours)           Wilfrid Laurier University (Accounting), 2004

Amit M. Mehta

Adjunct Lecturer

Amit is a Big-4 trained, seasoned executive with 17+ years of experience in internal controls evaluation, internal & external auditing, data analytics, information services, and security, project management, risk management, and quality assurance.

Elizabeth Demers

Deloitte Professor, Financial Reporting; Co-Director of CPA Ontario Centre for Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management

Research Interests: The role of non-financial information in assessing and predicting firm performance, and the impact of disclosure and communications on the firm’s cost of capital and stock price crash risk.

W. Alec Cram

Associate Professor, Emerging Technologies: J. Page R. Wadsworth Junior Chair in Accounting and Finance

Research Interests: Information systems governance and control initiatives and how these can contribute to improving the performance of organizational processes.

Iris G

AFM Student

"Never conform to the social norms because outstanding people have their own paths."

Joyce L

AFM Student

"Over the course of the last 5 years, [I have been exposed] to so many different industries and [I have] built a unique skillset. I am confident that I will be able to positively contribute to any team I will have the pleasure of being a part of."

Dillon M

AFM Student

"In the future, I want to help scale a start-up that combats issues surrounding healthcare, education, or climate change."

Alba N

AFM Student

"I got involved in Muay Thai in my first year as a way of de-stressing from my academics! I believe that it's important to have an outlet when school or work can get stressful."

Ryan T

AFM Student

"The most valuable lesson I have learned is the value in understanding yourself."

Roseline Y

AFM Student

"Although I am still a big advocate of planning for your future, I now see my pathway as being more flexible and am in the process of preparing myself for whatever my future will hold."

Murtaza Z

AFM Student

"I now do not treat anything as a burden, but an opportunity that can lead to something special, which by nature, improves my performance and motivates me to do better."