University of Calgary

Wayne Irvine

  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Faculty - Executive Education
  • Faculty [ACCT]




Wayne is a senior instructor in the accounting area. He taught full time at the Haskayne School of Business from 1992-1995 and rejoined the faculty on a full time basis in January 2007. He was a part-time instructor from 1988-1992 and from 1995-2006. Wayne received his BComm from the University of Calgary in 1980 and obtained his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1983, his FCA/FCPA in 2018 and became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder in 2004. Prior to his academic career Wayne worked for 12 years at Price Waterhouse in the audit group and as an audit senior manager and the coordinator of the Calgary’s office continuing education and UFE preparation program. He also taught at Mount Royal University from 1995-2007 and was chair of their accounting area.

Wayne teaches in the area of financial accounting and auditing to our undergraduate and graduate students. He also instructs in courses relating to financial literacy and director education for our executive education area. He also fosters our relationship with accounting profession by instructing courses in the CPA PEP.

Wayne is currently the co-author of the most  widely used introductory accounting textbook in Canada and in the past has authored a number of cases for professional exams. In the past, he has received funding from the Chartered Accountants Education Foundation for developing a study guide for an auditing course at Athabasca University and for designing the computerized lab component for the intermediate financial accounting course at the University of Calgary. He has also received funding from the Royal Bank for the development of an Internet based accounting course and has co-authored the Canadian edition of a US accounting textbook.

Wayne has won over a dozen teaching awards from the University of Calgary Student's Union, from his Dean, from Haskayne student clubs, from the CPA Education Foundation, and from the CPA Western School of Business.

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