General

General – Research 

Thought Leadership, Funding Specific Research Projects 

 

Research Ranking 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): Our global rank in AIS research productivity per the BYU rankings is #8 at the end of 2021. It is important to recognize that the BYU rankings are based on a small set of accounting journals that omit the top tier MIS journals that members of the Centre have published in. 

  • BYU Main University Rankings for Accounting Information Systems 2021 

  • Status: Ongoing 

 

Journal of Information Systems 

 

Research Symposium 

General – Education and Knowledge Transfer 

Disseminating Best Practices, Sharing Material (Workshops / Conferences) 

Developing Courses, Workshops, Cases and Other Teaching Material 

 

AI 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): A workshop was held on December 7, 2022 on the impact of AI on the Accounting Profession.  A commentary based on this workshop will be published in JIS in mid-2023.

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): A workshop will be held in Spring of 2023 on Business Model Reporting and Assurance. 

  • Status: New 

 

System & Organization Controls 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): A workshop is being planned for 2023 on SOC reports and competencies for conducting SOC-related consulting and assurance engagements. 

  • Status: New 

General – Interaction

Alliances and Relationships - CPA 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): We have an alliance with CPA Canada which is the primary sponsor of UWCISA. We have participated in several initiatives including the redevelopment of the IT competency map, assurance innovation, and information integrity project. 

  • Status: Ongoing

Alliances and Relationships - IIA

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): We have a partnership IIA Canada and the Toronto Chapter of IIA. We are also working with IIA to increase student awareness about relevant careers and create a more formalized academic / employment path for the same.  

  • Status: Ongoing

Alliances and Relationships - AICPA 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): Efrim Boritz is a member of the AICPA Trust Services Information Integrity Task Force and the Cybersecurity Working Group.  

  • Status: Ongoing - updated SOC guidance was published in 2022; Cybersecurity developments are being monitored.

Alliances and Relationships - IJAIS 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): We have an alliance with the IJAIS (International Journal of Accounting Information Systems) through its co-sponsorship of the Symposium and related special symposium issue of the IJAIS. 

  • Status: Recurring - special issue for 2021 was published in 2022; planning for 2023 is in progress.

Alliances and Relationships - SET 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): We have an alliance with the SET (Strategic and Emerging Technologies in Accounting) section of the AAA which relates to the JETA (Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting).  

  • Status: Ongoing

Alliances and Relationships – CAAA 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): The CAAA (Canadian Academic Accounting Association) was a symposium sponsor in 2017 and  2019. 

  • Status: Ongoing

Alliances and Relationships - CASEWARE IDEA 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): CaseWare IDEA was a gold level  event sponsor of the 2019 Symposium and the Data Analytics Workshop and Panel held as part of the Symposium in 2017.  

  • Status: Ongoing

Alliances and Relationships - Virtual International Collaborative for Education 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): Development of international network of centres with similar purposes continues. We have agreed to create a virtual international center for education (VICE) whereby we will share course offerings among center members. We created a course titled International Topics in Assurance which was offered over 12 weeks from May to July 2022. The course consisted of 6 modules offered by Waterloo, Rutgers, Duisburg and Durham. The topics were Assurance Services, Continuous Monitoring, Process Mining, ESG Assurance, AI/ML Assurance, and SOC and Related Assurance services. The enrollment was 20 UW MAcc students. Several Rutgers students also participated in some of the classes. 

  • Status: Ongoing

Website 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): Ann Bisch manages the UWCISA website. Comments and suggestions are welcome. 

  • Status: Ongoing

UWCISA Blog 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): Malik Datardina maintains the UWCISA Blog.  Comments and suggestions are welcome. 

UWCISA Facebook 

  • Status: Ongoing

 

UWCISA Instagram

 

UWCISA LinkedIn 

UWCISA Twitter 

  • Activities during current fiscal period (cumulative): The annual report for 2022 is in progress. Previous reports are posted online. 

  • UWCISA Annual Reports  

  • Status: Ongoing