Accounting and Control
Accounting & Control investigates the questions facing accountants, controllers and financial managers, among others. Students examine reporting, accountability, internal/external controls, regulations, governance requirements and practices, international performance measurement, compensation, risk management and intellectual capital measurement. We expect all students to understand accounting processes and assimilate current issues in accounting practice – but Telfer students also push beyond the boundaries of traditional accounting, incorporating a thorough economic, financial, organizational or sociological perspective into their work on contemporary accounting issues.
Our Faculty Members
Here is a list of our current faculty members. We encourage all potential applicants to visit our homepages to learn more about the research we are conducting. Google Scholar and other databases (e.g., ABI/INFORM) are also excellent ways to learn about our publications. We also encourage applicants to contact us personally so that we can ensure the best possible fit for our common research interests.
MGT8101 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING (3 units)
The theoretical foundations of accounting research and methodologies are examined. Topics include the role of accounting information in capital markets, earnings management, voluntary disclosure, the impact of accounting on judgment and decisions, accounting standards setting accounting standards for sustainable development, intangibles and intellectual capital.
MGT8102 ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL (3 units)
The role of Accounting and other control instruments in ensuring good corporate governance. Topics include executive compensation, ownership structure, the role of the board of directors, effectiveness of internal controls, enterprise risk management, sustainable management, corporate governance requirements and practices in the public and private sectors.
MGT8103 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL RESEARCH (3 units)
Critical evaluation of studies in targeted domains of accounting and control. Identification and evaluation of new orientations with an in-depth analysis of historical developments of the domain. Specific domains explored depend on the professor leading the seminar. Topics are offered on a rotating basis. Presentation and discussion of thesis project and other personal research projects.
For information about the PhD program as a whole, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office.
For information about the research in the Accounting and Control field, please contact Dr. Cheryl McWatters
613-562-5800 x 4702