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Steve Fortin

Steve Fortin

CPA auditeur, CA, PhD, ICD.D

Steve is director, School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo, having joined in September 2018. Prior to that, he was associate professor of Accounting at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and associate dean, Masters Programs, in charge of all non-executive masters programs in the faculty. Steve was also responsible for the academic direction of the Institute of Corporate Directors Program.

Steve is bilingual and has practical experience serving smaller business organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Through his academic studies, he has gained experience with public companies. He is an active researcher on a range of topics, including financial instruments, hedge accounting, fair value measurement, related party disclosures and audit quality. Steve is currently, or served previously as, a member of the editorial boards of the “Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences,” “International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation” and “Contemporary Accounting Research.”

Steve lives in Waterloo.