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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence
William Banks

Dr. William Banks

Associate Professor (Accounting)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2774
Fax: 519.746.5733
Office Location: P3094
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

BA (University of Guelph), MBA (York University), PhD (McMaster University)



Dr. Banks has served in many administrative positions, such as BBA Director, External Programs Director, Area Coordinator for the Accounting Area, Associate Dean, and Acting Dean within the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. He has also served as a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Vice-President of the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association. Professor Banks has taught Accounting Information Systems, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Banks has had articles published in the Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation, Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, Australian Accountant, Credit and Financial Management Review, Journal of Retail Banking, and Decision Sciences. He has been involved in a number of research projects including credit card scoring models, multimedia educational software and solutions algorithms for the classification problem. His current research focus relates to financial and non-financial accountability reporting by not-for-profit institutions.


Accountability, performance measurement, financial statement analysis, and accounting information systems