I'm an Information Technology Writer, Educator and Researcher. I write research studies and books dealing with information technology and accounting, teach online courses and take on some consulting assignments. My prime assignment at present is Project Director for XBRL Canada, an organization dedicated to developing the use of XBRL for accounting and reporting purposes. This work is through the offices of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in Toronto. XBRL is fully explained at the XBRL International Website. There is more about XBRL Canada at its website.
I retired in 2006 as a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Previously, I retired from the firm of KPMG in 1996, after a twenty-three year career there, seventeen years as a partner. In KPMG, I worked in the accounting and assurance areas for several years, primarily as a quality control and research resource, but then evolved into Information Systems Consulting. I'm now working towards my third retirement, but have no plans to rush it.
Before joining KPMG, I worked with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants as a Research Manager and as Assistant Director of Education. I've come full circle in a sense, because most of my work now is with the CICA.