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Assistant Professor
(902) 620-5069
Faculty of Business
McDougall Hall, 404

Amy MacFarlane brings over a decade of experience in public practice and a passion for accounting to her role as an Assistant Professor with the School of Business. Her current course offerings include:Intermediate Financial Accounting and Accounting Theory.

Prior to joining the faculty at UPEI, Amy was a Senior Manager in the audit practice of KPMG Cayman Islands where she managed a complex portfolio of audit clients with assets under management in excess of US$40 billion. She specialized primarily in the areas of structured finance, alternative investments, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She has also worked in the consulting practice of MRSB Chartered Accountants, Charlottetown, and the audit and tax practices of Ernst & Young, Vancouver.

  • convergence to international financial reporting standards
  • accounting education
  • accounting ethics
  • corporate governance
  • fraud prevention

Committee Involvement

  • Academic Director, UPEI Business Co-op Program 2012 - Present
  • Senator, University of Prince Edward Island 2011 – Present
  • Member, Social Committee of the UPEI Faculty Association 2011 – Present
  • Member, SSHRC Masters and Doctoral Adjudication Committee 2011 – Present
  • Member, UPEI School of Business Awards Committee 2009 - Present

Volunteer Positions

  • Treasurer and Steering Committee Member, Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for Life – Queens January 2006 - Present
  • Treasurer, Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for Life – UPEI January 2010 - Present


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