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Joan A. Kitunen

Kitunen, Joan

    Joan A. Kitunen

    Associate Professor in Accounting, Teaching Stream

    Degrees: FCPA, FCA

    Email: Send an email to Joan A. Kitunen
    Phone: 416-946-5615


    Joan A. Kitunen, FCPA, FCA, is a member of CPA Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.  She is a member of the Accounting Faculty at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  She designs, coordinates and teaches taxation courses offered in the Accounting Specialist program in the BCom, and in the MMPA (Master of Management and Professional Accounting) program.  She has been the recipient of numerous Rotman Excellence in Teaching Awards including the Roger Martin Award.  As well, in 2012, she received the CICA Award for Excellence in Income Tax Practice and Education for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and the Canadian Tax Community.    

    Kitunen is Co-lead author for the design and development of curriculum and supporting materials for the Elective Module in Taxation, forming part of the new CPA Professional Education Program.  She is a Director of the CPA/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education (2004 – present), Coordinator of the taxation segment of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) School of Accountancy (1999 – 2014). Prior to joining the Faculty at the University of Toronto, Kitunen was a Tax Partner at Deloitte.

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Academic / Professional Service

    2010 - 2015  Academic Appeals Divisional Representative; University of Toronto Mississauga
    2015 - 2017  CPA InDepth Tax Year-3 Project Review Committee Member; CPA Canada
    2017  CPA Accreditation Review Team Member; CPA Ontario

    Honors and Awards

      Provost's Merit award; University of Toronto
      MMPA Teaching Award; University of Toronto Mississauga
      Roger Martin Teaching Award; Rotman School
      Excellence in Teaching Award - Commerce & MBA; Rotman
      Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario; ICAO
      Excellence in Income Tax Practice and Education; CICA

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Canadian Tax Foundation
    CPA Canada
    CPA Ontario
    CPAO Faculty Colleague Program
    Deloitte Alumni Association

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Canadian Taxation  

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