Simon Magennis

Simon Magennis
Associate Professor

Office: EB 2054
Phone: 403.440.6236
Email: smagennis@mtroyal.ca

BA Accounting & Finance - Dublin City University 1992
MBS Accounting - Dublin City University 1993
Chartered Accountant - 1998
BSc Education and Training - Dublin City University 2011
CPA 2016


Simon is an Irish qualified Chartered Accountant from Dublin, Ireland with 15 years full time experience teaching accounting and finance courses at post-secondary level. Eleven and one half of these years were in Ireland, three years at Dublin City University (DCU) and the remainder at the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT), Dublin. All of the teaching at ITT was at the undergraduate level, but he has three years experience teaching Financial Reporting at Masters level at DCU.
His education includes BA in Accounting & Finance (1992), MBS in Accounting (1993), BSc. in Education and training (2011), all from DCU, and a Chartered Accountant professional designation (1998). In 2016 he was designated a CPA in Canada. Simon has seven years experience in professional accounting practice, industry and regulatory environments.
Throughout my professional career he has given his time to the profession through involvement in the Chartered Accountants Ireland professional examination process and to society through his involvement with various voluntary organisations.
Simon's education, professional work experience and past teaching experience all influence his teaching at MRU.


Professional Designations
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), Alberta, Canada. Admitted February 2016.
Chartered Accountant (FCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (now Chartered Accountants Ireland), admitted June 1998.

Recognition and Awards
2015 CPA Education Foundation Teaching Prize (Academic Prize). Conferred by Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF), Canada, the award is presented annually to one accounting instructor in every post-secondary institution in Alberta, voted for by the accounting students of that institution.

Teaching Experience
Financial Accounting Practices
Principles of Auditing;
Financial Accounting Concepts


Sample Publications and Major Contributions
O hOgartaigh, C., Kenny, M., & Magennis, S. (2004, October). IFRS Awareness: Survey of Awareness levels among Irish Chartered Accountants. Accountancy Ireland, 36(5) (In Print).
Magennis, S. (2004, April). International Financial Reporting Standards: ICAI calls again for definitive decision. Accountancy Ireland, 36(2) (In Print).

Community and University Service
Accounting case club and case competition liaison, mentor and administrator
MRU Budget Advisory Committee member.
MFRA Social Events Committee member.
MRFA Nominations Committee member
MRFA Department Communicator - Accounting & Finance
Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta (CYCAA) - board member, director and treasurer elect
Bissett Accounting Student Society (BASS) - Accounting & Finance Department faculty representative
Bissett New Student Orientation (NSO) organizing committee member.
Member of Bissett Networking Day (BND) organizing committee as Accounting & Finance Department faculty representative.