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Lisa Hirschbeck

Lisa Hirschbeck


Associate Faculty


Tourism and Hospitality Management


Lisa Hirschbeck is a chartered professional accountant with experience in the private and post-secondary sectors. Hirschbeck’s research focus is on retirement planning. She has worked at two universities prior to Royal Roads.


Hirschbeck has worked in the accounting sector in South Africa, Russia and Canada. She qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa, and spent time working in Russia before returning to South Africa to begin her full-time career at a university. When she moved to Canada, she was fortunate to work both at an accounting firm and as a finance lecturer.


Hirschbeck holds a Master of Commerce (Taxation) from Rhodes University (2015), a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and Training from the University of Fort Hare (2014), a Master of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University (2002), a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation from UNISA (2000), a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy from Rhodes University (1998) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University (1997). Hirschbeck is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (2014) and through the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (2001).