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Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA-CGA
My history with North Island College started in 1990 at a time when the College offered only distance courses. I have had the great privilege to watch the college grow into the dynamic community organization it is today and am proud of my role in establishing our first degree (BBA, Accounting Major). In the classroom today I teach both financial and managerial accounting at the fundamental, intermediate and advanced levels within that degree. Because I realize the value of incorporating real-world examples in my classes I have constantly kept myself up-to-date by working with public accounting firms, sitting on not-for-profit boards as treasurer, teaching at other institutions (VIU and CPABC) as well as attending and presenting at teaching, learning and accounting conferences. My teaching philosopy depends on the nature of the course and the students enrolled in it. For fundamental courses I stress the user aspect of accounting, making it my goal to have students understand the role of accounting in business and finance. For the intermediate and advanced courses, that are highly technical, I strive to develop strong research, analytical, technical and communication skills in my students.
Masters of Business Administration - International Management, Asia Pacific International
Diploma of Technology - Computer Systems Technology, Management Science Option, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Instructor Diploma Program - Post-Secondary Endorsement, Province of British Columbia
BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
BUS-150 Principles of Management
BUS-162 Principles of Marketing
BUS-200 Fin Accounting Fndmentls fr Accountants
BUS-211 Intermed Fin Accnting-Revenue & Assets
BUS-217 Management Accounting
BUS-223 Taxation - Individual
BUS-312 Int Fin Acct-Liblty Shrhld Equity
BUS-318 Advanced Cost Accounting
BUS-323 Taxation-Corp, Partnershps & Trusts
BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour
BUS-419 Advanced Financial Accounting
BUS-420 Introduction to Auditing
Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration-General Management
Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing
Business Administration Certificate
Business Administration Diploma
Business Administration Post Degree Diploma
Business Administration Post Degree Diploma-Global Business Management
Business Administration Post Degree Diploma-Pre-Professional Accountant
Once you achieve your NIC BBA-Accounting Major you are fully prepared to enter into the CPA professional program. Check out this link to see how to become a Chartered Professional Accountant.
I am always looking for ways to give back to my community. The Rotary Club of Comox is where I have found like-minded business folk to work with. I was honored to be asked to become their treasurer this year. Check out some of the good things we are up to.
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