Global Standards for the world economy

Saturday 20 July 2019

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Tom Scott


Appointed: 1 April 2017
Term expires: 31 April 2020
Geographical allocation: The Americas

Mr Scott started his first term as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board in April 2017.

Prior to his appointment, he served as a Director and Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance at University of Waterloo (Canada), and had held positions of Vice Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. His teaching and research interests focus on financial reporting, with particular emphasis on the usefulness of financial reporting for understanding security prices.

Mr Scott has taught at all university levels, published numerous research papers and received several awards, among others, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Contributions to Canada (2012) and Distinguished Service Award of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (2009).

He was a member of both the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (2003–2011) and the Conceptual Framework Advisory Council to the Accounting Standards Board of Canada (2005-2015).

Between 2008 and 2012, he served as the Alberta Academic Director for the Rotman School of Business Director’s Education Programme.

Mr Scott holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (McGill University) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Queen’s University).