Preliminary Online Schedule

Welcome to our Virtual  2020 CAAA Annual Conference Sessions

To attend the Webinars & the Virtual Sessions, you must be a member of the CAAA.

The Program of accepted and presented papers at the 2020 Annual Conference is now available in PDF format.

(Please note this information is subject to change; the CAAA reserves the right to modify it at any time without notice.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 (Pre-Conference Webinar Day)

The time is Central Standard Time (Saskatoon)

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CST)

Diving Deeper with Data Analytics in the Accounting Curriculum 

Join Ryan A. Teeter, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh and author of Data Analytics for Accounting, 2e as he discusses best practices for teaching and learning data analytics and how to effectively implement into the classroom. 

Presenter Bio: Ryan Teeter is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He is co-author of Data Analytics for Accounting and Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting published by McGraw-Hill. Ryan has taught Accounting Data Analytics for 4 years and Accounting Information Systems for over 10 years as well as various other core accounting courses. He has also worked on internal audit projects with Fortune 100 companies, including Siemens and Procter & Gamble. In his free time, he enjoys photography, video games, and going for bike rides. 

Webinar Host: McGraw-Hill

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CST)

Data Analytics Cases for Introductory Accounting

A First Course on Data Analytics for Accounting

Wendy Tietz, Kent State University and Tracie Miller-Knobles, Austin Community College will be sharing several ready-to-use cases that introduce data analytics concepts in the introductory accounting courses, including financial accounting and managerial accounting. The cases use Excel, Power BI, and/or Tableau. Wendy and Tracie have created brand-new cases for 2020. These new cases include micro learning videos for Excel, Power BI, Tableau, and basic accounting skills. The cases included are completely free for both instructors and students.

Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to integrate basic data analytics teaching materials into their introductory accounting courses regardless of their current skill level with data analytics.

Presenters: Wendy Tietz (CPA, CMA, PhD) teaches at Kent State University. Tracie Miller-Knobles (CPA) teaches at Austin Community College. Both are textbook authors and involved in a variety of accounting professional organizations, where they present regularly.

Webinar host: Pearson

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Teaching through a Pandemic: Tips for Going Online While Preparing Future Graduates (PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3, PDF 4, PDF 5

Webinar Description: Are you wondering where to start with an online course and how to tackle the upcoming fall semester? Join Barbara Trenholm, Professor Emerita at the University of New Brunswick and Wiley author, and Scott MacEachern, Lecturer at Simon Fraser University and Wiley data analytics specialist, for tips on how to create an engaging online course while addressing key career readiness skills students need to be successful.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Ways to create an engaging online course through design, delivery, assessment, and more

  • Ideas for practical application of data analytics and Excel

  • How Wiley resources will provide you with the content and support you and your students to have a successful semester

Webinar Speakers: Barbara Trenholm, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, is a professor emerita at the University of New Brunswick, for which she continues to teach on a part-time basis. Her teaching and educational leadership has been widely recognized with numerous local, national, and international teaching awards. She also served a three-year term as a Teaching Scholar at the University of New Brunswick.

Scott MacEachern is a Lecturer in Accounting at Simon Fraser University. He currently works in course development and student project review for the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics and teaches introductory and intermediate financial and managerial accounting, as well as audit. Previously, Scott has been the CFO of a public multinational fibre optic deployment company, auditor for a Big 4 accounting firm, and partner of his own firm. Scott's goal is to incorporate his wide-ranging career experiences into his lectures and materials development to enhance student interest and engagement.

Webinar host: Wiley

2:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CST)

Future-proofing the accounting curriculum: integrating cloud accounting tools into your classroom teaching

Explore options to introduce new cloud accounting tools into your classroom teaching and learning, with two practical “how-to” sessions.

From cloud accounting to data analytics – a look at a Cloud Accounting Platform+ MSFT PowerBI

From cloud accounting to integrated reporting – a look at a Cloud Accounting Platform+ Integrated Reporting Platform [QBO / Fathom] [Xero / Spotlight Reporting]

Cloud accounting has truly revolutionised the accounting profession. Products like Xero and QBO are taking millions of small and medium sized businesses and their accounting needs to the cloud. In addition to these core cloud accounting platforms, there are hundreds of cloud-based ecosystem add-on products that plug into them to service particular sectors. We are also seeing the trend of some larger businesses using a combination of new cloud tools to replace their traditional ERP systems. As a result of the above cloud adoption, new roles have emerged - and educators must prepare their students to graduate their students into such positions as Cloud Accountant, Cloud Integrator, and even Virtual CFO. class="MsoNormal">This is an exciting space!

Webinar host: AccountingPod

Thursday, June 4, 2020 (Professional Development Day)

The time is Central Standard Time (Saskatoon)

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (CST)

Education Workshop # 1: Data Analytics in Accounting
Presented by: Kim Trottier, HEC Montréal

9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (CST)

Education Workshop # 2: Resilience: Mental Health
Presented by: Merridee Bujaki, Carleton University

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST)

The Craft of Accounting Research Workshop

Please note: Registration for this workshop will close at 11:59am ET on June 1, 2020

Workshop Leaders: Alexander Edwards, University of Toronto, Stephanie Grant, University of Washington, and Scott Liao,  University of Toronto (Click here for the full Bios)

This workshop is intended for doctoral students and junior faculty members interested in performing research and writing research-based articles for scholarly journals in accounting. It will feature faculty presentations and discussion on early career advice, developing a research specialization and building a professional network. The workshop will be most valuable to Ph.D. students who have completed their course work and begun developing their own research, as well as junior faculty.

The Craft of Accounting Workshop is by invitation only.  The invitee will receive an individual e-mail with the zoom link information.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST)

CPA Canada: Foresight: The Way Forward for the New Blank Sheet CPA Competency Map Task Force (CM 2.0)

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Presented by: Tim Jackson (Chair of the Competency Map Task Force), Tashia Batstone (Senior Vice President, CPA Canada) and Irene Wiecek (Task Force Member and Professor, University of Toronto)

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (CST)

Education Workshop # 3: A First Course on Data Analytics for Accounting
Presented by: Theo Stratopoulos, University of Waterloo

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Education Workshop # 4: Preparing Students for Professional Success with Stronger Enabling Competencies & EnablingCompetencies_CognitiveStages & Enabling Competencies Cognitive Stages
Presented by:  Susan Wolcott, CPA Canada; Richard Fontaine, UQAM

Friday, June 5. 2020, Research and Education Program

The time is Central Standard Time (Saskatoon)

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m (CST)

Opening Research Session: Setting the foundation for the Future of Accounting - Research can inform our Way Forward

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Speakers Biographies: Michel Girard, GIGI, Al Donald, Deloitte Canada & Gordon Beal, CPA Canada

9:00 a.m.  to 9:45 a.m. (CST)

Education Session 1: CPA Canada’s Common Final Examination
Presented by: Camillo Lento, Lakehead University

9:45 a.m.  to 10:45 a.m. (CST)

Research Sessions 1

10:00 a.m.  to 10:45 a.m. (CST)

Education Session 2: Digitization, Big Data, Data Analytics and its impact on Business and Accounting Education

Presented by: Bruce McConomy, Wilfrid Laurier University, & Irene Wiecek, University of Toronto

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (CST)

Research Session 2

11:00 a.m.  to 11:45 a.m. (CST)

Education Session 3A: Best Practices for Engagement, Teaching and Learning Introductory Accounting

Presented by: Athena Mailloux, Pilon School of Business

Education Session 3B: The theater's backstage: When numbers serve the show – A case study on Livent 

Presented by:  Angelique Malo, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières & Cynthia Courtois, Université Laval

12 noon - 12:45  p.m. (CST)

Annual General Meeting of Members of the CAAA

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Research Sessions 3

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (CST)

Education Session 4A: Increasing Student Engagement in Accounting Courses

Presented by: Candace Moody, University of Calgary

Education Session 4B: Integrating Experiential Learning Techniques in an Advanced Taxation Course.

Presented by: Sonia Dhaliwal, University of Guelph 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Research Sessions 4

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (CST)

Education Session 5: Indigenization of Managerial Accounting: Community Based Case Studies

Presented by: Wallace Lockhart, University of Regina & Greg Finnegan, University of Saskatchewan

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Research Sessions 5

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Research Sessions 6


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