Allister Young joined the Goodman School of Business in 1982. He holds an LLM in Taxation from York University, a MAcc in taxation from the University of Waterloo, and a BAdmin from Brock University.

Before pursuing a career in academics, Young worked as an accountant, earning the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and CPA designations. In 2013, he was appointed as Fellow by The Society of Certified Management Accountants and received the FCMA, a national honorary designation for outstanding achievement and distinction in the managerial accounting profession.

Young has served as a member of the MAcc programming committee and undergraduate program committee, and member of Senate at Brock University. He has also been an executive member and academic representative for the Niagara Tax Consultation Group.