Dr. Jeffrey Power

Jeff Power

Dr. Jeffrey Power holds both B.Com. and MBA degrees from Saint Mary’s University. His doctoral work was conducted at Purdue University and focused on management manipulation of reported income in anticipation of a takeover.

Before joining the faculty at Saint Mary’s in 1995, he taught in the Schools of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Prince Edward Island. In addition to holding the CPA/CMA designation, he was also awarded the FCPA/FCMA designation in 2005.

Dr. Power’s research interests focus primarily in three areas: the ethical and motivational aspects of managerial manipulation of accounting income; the theory and practice of performance management; and accounting education. Professor Power is also involved in accounting case research and is the cofounder of the Accounting Case Institute.

Jeff’s major work experience outside of teaching has included full time consulting work for the federal government in the area of cost analysis and long range planning as well as financial credit analysis for a major Canadian investment firm.  Private consulting experience includes work for construction, hospital, graphic design, real estate, retail, farmers' market, not-for-profit, and public utility organizations. In addition, volunteer experience has related to university educational institutions, Canadian and American accounting organizations, and several not-for-profit organizations.