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Dr. Ian Burt, CPA, Accounting Dept. Chair

Dr. Ian Burt, CPA, Accounting Dept. Chair

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, 2nd floor, Rm 251B
Office Hours:
Spring 2023: TTH 12-2pm & M 12:30-2:30pm


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 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
  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 450 tax returns for low income families in the Niagara community.

Focus of Teaching

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


  • ACC 505 - Financial and Management Accounting
  • ACC 601 - Strategic Accounting Analysis and Planning

Current research:

His current research focuses on topics such as employee incentives, the pros and cons of the Internal Auditor's organizational identity, ethics in tax, and management tools used in athletic departments.

Current involvement:

Dr. Burt also volunteers his time helping to coach hockey with the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles hockey association. He is also the volunteer goalie coach for Niagara University's Men's Ice Hockey team.