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Darren Henderson

Adjunct Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control

Contact Information


  • Fair Value Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Darren Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business School. He obtained his PhD in Accounting from the University of Waterloo, where he previously completed an MA in Economics. He also has a BA in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey Business School. Darren practiced as an Assurance Manager with KPMG, where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Planner.

Darren's research interests revolve around assessing the effectiveness of financial reporting. More specifically, he is currently researching whether fair values provide useful information for assessing management's stewardship. Other research projects seek to assess how restatements impact disclosure quality and how principles-based versus rules-based accounting standards influence reporting behaviour. Other research interests include executive compensation, employee stock options, and pension accounting.

From 1997-2000, Darren taught in the Pre-Business program at the Ivey Business School, where he received several Dean's commendation letters for his teaching. Further, he has served as a Seminar Leader at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario's School of Accountancy from 2006-2011. He has written exam cases for the School of Accountancy and CA Reciprocity exams, and has been a marker for the School of Accountancy and Uniform Evaluation (UFE) exams.


  • Corporate Financial Reporting - HBA


  • PhD, Waterloo
  • MA, Waterloo
  • HBA, Ivey
  • CA, Ontario
  • CFP

Honours & Awards

  • 2012 – David G. Burgoyne Teaching Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development


  • Lecturer, Ivey Pre-Business, Business 2257: Accounting and Business Analysis
  • Assurance Manager, KPMG LLP, Hamilton

Research/Course Development

  • Fair Value Accounting
  • Executive Compensation
  • Restatements and Disclosure Quality
  • Accounting Principles versus Rules