Tom Scott

Professor (2012-2019)


Brief biography

A noted leader and senior administrator, Dr. Scott comes to the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, where he held positions of Vice Dean and Professor of Accounting. Tom has created a legacy of strategic and academic excellence for the Alberta School of Business. He led several academic program initiatives, while building a strong platform to support both teaching and research. Tom has published in leading academic and practitioner journals, and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Board of Canada (AcSB) from 2003 to 2011. In this capacity, Tom chaired the Academic Advisory Comittee and played an important role in developing Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises.

Tom earned his PhD from Queen's University and holds an Master Business Administration and Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University. In addition to his appointment as Director, Tom is also a professor, with tenure, in the School of Accounting and Finance. In August 2012, Tom was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his significant contributions to in the improvement of accounting standards in Canada.

Tom succeeded Jim Barnett, Fellow of Chartered Accountants, who had served as the SAF Director from July 2006 to June 2012.