Dr. Ian Burt, CPA

Dr. Ian Burt, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, 2nd floor, Rm 251B
Office Hours:
Spring 2016: TTH 10-2 & Fri 12:30-2:30


Dr. Burt is originally from London, Ontario, Canada. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, while being a member of the Cornell Men's Ice hockey team.  He received his Masters in Accounting from Michigan State University.  

He obtained a CPA and worked as a public accountant for Sciarabba Walker and as an internal auditor for Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

He recently completed his Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Waterloo.  His dissertation proposal recently won two prestigious awards.  1) The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Michael J. Barrett Award and 2) the Canadian Public Accountability Board’s Keith Boocock award. 

He is currently in charge of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Niagara.  In the past tax year, Niagara’s VITA program had over 80 student volunteers’ complete over 480 tax returns for low income families in the Niagara community.

His current research focuses on topics such as employee incentives and internal auditing.

Focus of Teaching

  • ACC 111 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 112 – Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 314 – VITA tax program


  • ACC 601 - Strategic Accounting Analysis and Planning