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Joan A. Kitunen

Joan A. Kitunen

Joan A. Kitunen

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emerita in Accounting, Teaching Stream




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Joan A. Kitunen, FCPA, FCA, is a member of CPA Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.  She is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Emerita 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

Research and Teaching Interests

Canadian Taxation

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

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