Dr. Canri Chan is a professor of accounting in the MBA program. She is a licensed CPA (Colorado) and an educator member of the ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners). Her PhD dissertation, entitled “International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models”, examined various managerial, financial, and international aspects regarding multi-national firms transfer pricing decisions. Her teaching and research interests lie in the corporate risk management and compliance area which includes financial reporting analysis, forensic accounting, fraud examination, fraud risk management, fraud data analytics, fraud detection and internal controls. Canri Chan also advises students who would like to pursue careers in becoming anti-fraud professionals and corporate risk management and compliance specialists. She actively participates in attending academic and professional gatherings such as the American Accounting Association (AAA) conferences and ACFE workshops. Dr. Chan, as well as likewise engaging her students, utilizes and incorporates multi-media resources in her classes always on the lookout for new “tech,” in essence exploring new ways to explore and analyze problems related to corporate risk management and compliance.

Areas of Interest

People generally perceive accounting as being a “boring,” rules-focused endeavor. However, my personal interests are quite the opposite. I like to be creative in cooking (like not following recipes/rules); but that does not mean being a creative accountant – like “cooking the books.” It’s when people try to “cook the books” that fascinates me and energizes my teaching and research. I also like to be creative in sports – tennis and pickleball. (Pickleball? Google it – that is what is great about technology – such as Googling to obtain the thrill of discovery regarding the fraud cases I want to learn/teach/write about.)

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Accounting, Flinders University of South Australia, South Australia
  • Masters of Accounting, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
  • BBA with Honors, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA

Professor Chan has been teaching at the Institute since 2001.


  • Effects of Exchange Rates on International Transfer Pricing Decisions
  • Tax Rates, Incentives and Transfer Pricing Choice
  • International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models
  • Doing Business with the Peoples’ Republic of China: How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls
  • The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality-Driven and Value-Added World

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