Trish Stringer, MFin (Mgmt), FCPA, FCMA, FCA

Full Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Accounting and Business Analytics


Full Executive Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Accounting and Business Analytics
(780) 492-9466
2-29D Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6



I have over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance having obtained a Master of Financial Management in 2014 from the University of Alberta, a Chartered Accountant designation in 1997 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, a Certified Management Accountant designation in 1994 from the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Mathematics, Chartered Accountants, Information Systems Co-op in 1992 from the University of Waterloo.

After working in public accounting for 8 years, I spent the next 5 years providing consulting services with a large international consulting firm. In 2005 I started my own business providing consulting and accounting services. I specialize in Controllership outsourcing, teaching, process documentation and process re-design and implementation. I aim to ensure a company's financial information is up to date and accurate, and that policies and procedures are designed and implemented where they can be most useful to meet the goals of a company.

In addition to being a CPA I am well versed in many accounting and business software packages and utilize these to their fullest to accomplish tasks.  

Since 2009 I have been an instructor at the University of Alberta teaching many financial and managerial accounting as well as taxation and auditing courses. I utilize technology in the classroom and provide many formats of materials to students to ensure they have what they need to not only succeed in the course but in their future endeavors.


I have taught and continue to teach most Accounting courses offered at the University of Alberta. Please see below for courses I am teaching in the upcoming year.


ACCTG 211 - Introduction to Accounting for Financial Performance

How to prepare and interpret financial statements that report to decision makers external to the enterprise, such as shareholders and creditors. Course includes principles and standards of balance sheet valuation, income measurement, financial disclosure and cash flow analysis that link preparation and use of such statements. Pre- or co-requisites: ECON 101 and 102. Students may not receive credit for both ACCTG 211 and ACCTG 311.

ACCTG 222 - Introduction to Accounting for Management Decision Making

In contrast to the external orientation of ACCTG 211, this course focuses on how to prepare and use accounting information for management decision making. Major topics include: the role of corporate goals, planning and control concepts, how costs behave and how to analyze and manage them, budgeting and performance measures. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211 or 311. Students may not receive credit for both ACCTG 222 and ACCTG 322.

ACCTG 312 - Financial Reporting for Managers and Analysts

Course is for students who are not accounting majors and is especially useful for those contemplating a career in financial management or a CFA designation. It is for students who want to build on the financial accounting knowledge developed in ACCTG 211, and provides the necessary foundation for courses in financial statement analysis and tax. Further depth is provided in balance sheet valuation, income measurement, earnings per share and cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: ACCTG 211 or 311. Corequisite: FIN 201 or 301. Not open to students with credit in ACCTG 314 or 414 or ACCTG 315 or 415. Students may not receive credit for both ACCTG 312 and ACCTG 412.

ACCTG 463 - Accounting for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment

This course covers accounting rules and practice in the area of natural resources, energy and the environment. Some topics include mineral rights and exploration costs, emissions trading, environmental reporting and liabilities. While it does contain technical material, it is meant for both accounting and non-accounting students. Both International and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) will be explored. The focus will be on understanding how firms in this area report their natural resource assets and related liabilities. Prerequisite: ACCTG 311. ACCTG 412 or 414 are recommended.

ACCTG 625 - Performance Management

Addresses advanced topics in performance management including identification of organizational reporting systems to meet strategic goals, cost management, and measurement of performance on both an organizational and individual level. Open to students enrolled in the MAcc program only.

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