Tom Scott

Board member

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International Accounting Standards Board


Board member

Geographic representation:

The Americas


01 Apr 2017

Term expires:

31 Mar 2022


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

Prior to his appointment, he served as director and professor of accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and held the positions of vice dean and professor of accounting at the University of Alberta’s School of Business. His teaching and research focused on financial reporting, and in particular, 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, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Contributions to Canada (2012) and the Distinguished Service Award of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (2009).

He was a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) from 2003 to 2011 and of the Conceptual Framework Advisory Council to the AcSB from 2005 to 2015.

Mr Scott holds an MBA from McGill University and a PhD from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. 

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