Ian Burt, Ph.D., CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Mr. 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.