Irene M. Wiecek, FCPA, FCA, is a Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where she is cross appointed to the Institute for Management & Innovation and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She is the Director of the CPA-accredited Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program. In 2018, she founded and currently directs the BIGDataAIHUB at the Institute for Management & Innovation. In the area of standard setting, she was a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board IFRS Discussion Group up until 2020.
Irene has co-authored numerous books and publications including seven editions of the text Intermediate Accounting (by Kieso et al) for which she is one of two Canadian co-authors on the Canadian edition. Irene’s interests lie in the area of International Financial Reporting Standards, integration in accounting education and, more recently, big data/data analytics and emerging technologies including blockchain and artificial intelligence. Irene was a member of the CPA profession’s Foresight Working Group on Reimaging the Accounting Profession and is currently a member of the related Data Governance Committee. In 2019, she was appointed to the CPA Canada Competency Map Task Force, which is taking a blank sheet approach to redefining the competencies for the accounting profession.