F.C. Manning Faculty
and Staff

Dr. Ian Hutchinson
Dr. Ian Hutchinson
with Jake Rideout(’2011), owner at Inquisitive Toy Company
with Jake Rideout(’2011), owner at Inquisitive Toy Company
Contact Information:
Ian Hutchinson
Professor - Accounting
  (902) 585-1140
  • BComm (Mount Allison)
  • CA
  • CGA
  • PhD (Queen’s)
Research Interests
International Accounting Standards Governance, Collective Governance, Corporate Social Disclosure

After six years of public practice, during which he earned his CA designation, Ian joined Mount Allison University’s Commerce faculty to teach both accounting and finance. He left Mount Allison in 1989 to join Atlantic Wholesalers (a division of Loblaw’s) to work on financial and strategic restructuring projects. In 1994 Ian (who by that time was the VP Accounting & Control) left Atlantic to return to academics.

Ian joined Acadia’s Manning School of Business in July 2000. In 2003, he completed his PhD in Management (Double Major in Accounting and Organizational Behaviour) at Queen’s University. Ian has received several teaching awards while at Acadia including the Outstanding Teaching Award for the Faculty of Professional Studies in 2003. His current research program focuses on the changing role of the textbook, past research has included work on institutional developments in the international accounting standards arena, voluntary social disclosure in annual reports, health and safety management and behavioural accounting. Ian’s past service to the accounting profession includes consecutive terms on the NBICA’s Education Committee and a term on the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy’s Board of Governors. Currently he sits as one of two Atlantic Canadian representatives on the CICA’s Board of Evaluators. This Board is responsible for setting the CA profession’s national entrance exam (UFE).

Ian’s great aunt, grandfather, father and brother all graduated from Acadia (or academies attached thereto). His eldest child is in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a member of the Women’s basketball team.