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Mitchell Stein

Associate Professor, Managerial Accounting and Control

Director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest for Accounting Education

Mitchell Stein

Contact Information


  • Corporate Governance
  • Taxation
  • Accounting History

Research Publications

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Mitch Stein is an Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business School and Director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest. Mitchell holds a PhD in Management from Queen's University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant who formerly practiced in taxation with Deloitte for over 10 years. He is a past Chair of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. Mitchell investigates corporate governance, transparency, regulation and impacts on society across financial accounting, taxation and government auditing. His research has appeared in leading accounting journals including Accounting, Organizations and SocietyContemporary Accounting Research; and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. He is a recipient of an Ivey’s school wide research merit award. 


  • Financial Fundamentals, HBA Core
  • Management Accounting and Control, HBA Core


  • B Comm Honours, Queen's University
  • PhD, Queen’s University CA

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Graham, C.; Persson, M. E.; Radcliffe, V. S.; Stein, M. J., 2022, "The State of Ohio’s Auditors, the Enumeration of Population, and the Project of Eugenics", Journal of Business Ethics
  • Andon, P.; Free, C.; Radcliffe, V. S.; Stein, M. J., 2022, "Boundary Work at the Margins of Politics and Auditing: Rationalising Advertising Probity in Ontario", Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal
  • Free, C.; Radcliffe, V. S.; Spence, C.; Stein, M. J., 2020, "Auditing and the Development of the Modern State", Contemporary Accounting Research, March 37(1): 485 - 513.
  • Radcliffe, V. S.; Spence, C.; Stein, M. J.; Wilkinson, B., 2018, "Professional repositioning during times of institutional change: The case of tax practitioners and changing moral boundaries", Accounting, Organizations and Society, April 66: 45 - 59.
  • Persson, M. E.; Radcliffe, V. S.; Stein, M. J., 2018, "Elmer G. Beamer and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: The Pursuit of a Cognitive Standard for the Accounting Profession", Accounting History, February 23(1-2): 71 - 92.
  • Stein, M. J.; Salterio, S.; Shearer, T., 2017, "Transparency in Accounting and Corporate Governance: Making Sense of Multiple Meanings", Accounting and the Public Interest, December 17(1): 31 - 59.
  • Radcliffe, V. S.; Spence, C.; Stein, M. J., 2017, "The Impotence of Accountability: The Relationship between Greater Transparency and Corporate Reform", Contemporary Accounting Research, March 34(1): 622 - 658.
  • Persson, M. E.; Radcliffe, V. S.; Stein, M. J., 2015, "Alvin R. Jennings: Managing Partner, Policy-Maker, & Institute President", Accounting Historian's Journal, June 42(1): 85 - 104.
  • Stein, M. J., 2008, "Beyond the boardroom: governmental perspectives on corporate governance", Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, July 21(7): 1001 - 1025.

For more publications please see our Research Database


  • Lecturer, Queen's University
  • Senior Manager, Deloitte 1995-2003

Research/Course Development

  • Accounting Regulation
  • Field and Archival - Based Research

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