Efrim Boritz is the Ontario CPAs’ Chair in Accounting and Head of the Assurance area in the School of Accounting & Finance at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also the founding Director of the University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance and is a member of the AICPA task forces on Trust Services, Information Integrity, Cybersecurity and Audit Data Analytics.
Dr. Boritz is the author or co-author of numerous books, monographs, book chapters and articles in academic and professional journals. He served as president of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) which has awarded him all three of its major awards – the L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award (2006), the George Baxter Distinguished Service Award (2009) and the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought (2018). He has served on editorial boards, task forces and committees of the AAA, AICPA, CPA Canada, ICPAO, IIA and ISACA, both the Accounting and Auditing Standards Boards of the CICA, the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada and the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario from which he received its highest award, the Award of Outstanding Merit in 1999. In 2010 he received the CICA’s Bill Swirsky Innovation Leadership Award and in 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the development of accounting and auditing standards.