About the Author
Irene M. Wiecek, FCA is a faculty member of the University of Toronto at Mississauga and is cross-appointed to the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She teaches financial reporting in various programs including the Commerce Program (Accounting Specialist) and the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA). The Associate Director of the MMPA Program for many years, she co-founded and is Co-Director of the ICAO/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education, which supports and facilitates innovation in accounting education. Irene has been involved in professional accounting education for over twenty years both at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the CICA, teaching and developing case/program material in various programs including the ICAO School of Accountancy. She helped create and currently directs the CICA In-depth GAAP Program. In the area of standard setting, she is Chair of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Financial Accounting Exposure Draft Response Committee (since 2002). Irene is a member of the CICA Qualifications Committee which provides leadership, direction and standards for admission into the CA profession. She is the recipient of the MMPA Faculty of the Year award for 2004 and 2006.
Nicola (Nickie) M. Young, MBA, FCA is a Professor of Accounting in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where her teaching responsibilities have varied from the introductory offering to final year advanced financial accounting courses to the survey course in the Executive MBA program. She is the recipient of teaching awards, and has contributed to the academic and administrative life of the university through chairing the Department of Accounting, membership on the Board of Governors, the Pension and other Committees. Nickie was associated with the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy for over twenty-five years in a variety of roles, including program and course development, teaching, and program reform.?In addition to contributions to the accounting profession at the provincial level, Nickie has served on national boards of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) dealing with licensure and education. For the last fifteen years, she has worked with the CICA's Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) as an Associate, as a member and chair of the Board, and as chair and member of PSAB Task Forces.