MGTA631 A - Accounting Analytics (Spring 2023- UPDATED TIME)

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5263 



Position Title: MGTA631 A – Accounting Analytics (Spring 2023)

Term: Spring 2023 (May 8 – August 18)

Days/Times: Monday 7:00 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/36

Anticipated Class Size: 20

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: January 16, 2023

Posting ends: February 15, 2023


Position Summary:

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply data analytics tools, such as OLS, logistic and probit regressions, simulations, and optimization analysis, to accounting information in order to address a variety of problems. These problems span the various functional areas of accounting, including financial and managerial accounting, auditing and taxation. The types of problems that students may be exposed to include, but are not limited to, using data to detect earnings management in financial information, assess the financial performance, position and/or credit risk of an entity, estimate cost functions, identify cost overruns, perform budgeting simulations, optimize short run production, search for patterns, outliers and anomalies for the purpose of assessing audit risk and/or performing audit procedures, and to assist in tax planning and compliance.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree and above is preferred

Qualifications - Areas of Specialization: This course is an interface between accounting and data analytics. Students will learn to apply data analytics techniques they have already acquired (e.g., visualization, statistics, machine learning, and processing/analyzing unstructured data) to accounting settings. Thus, the instructor should have significant experience with data management and data analytics that pertain to accounting or financial data. Recent work experience with data analytics in accounting or finance functions (such as financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cost management, internal or external auditing, and tax planning) would be highly valued.

Qualifications - Professional Designation: Canadian CPA or CFA (required)

Salary: $8,848.90

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023


Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)


Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Applications may be addressed to:

Prof. Ling Chu

Department of Business, Accounting

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario


To Apply:

Please click the gold “Apply Now” button located on the top right hand side of the page.


You will be asked to sign in if you have already created an account. If you are not a registered user you may create an account to apply to career opportunities. Once an account is created you will be able to sign in to apply for the position.


This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

While proof of vaccination requirements will be paused May 1, Laurier community members should remain up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses, as recommended by public health. The university reserves the right to re-implement the vaccination requirement at any time in response to public health conditions. Responding to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Wilfrid Laurier University will keep its mandatory face-covering policy in effect until May 31. 

In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy.  Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

Job Segment: Analytics, Public Health, Data Management, Web Design, Part Time, Management, Healthcare, Data, Creative