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Inaugural CMA Ontario Professorship in Accounting appointed at Rotman

Inaugural CMA Ontario Professorship in Accounting appointed at Rotman

Toronto, September 21, 2011 - An expert in capital market-based academic research, Franco Wong, will be the holder of the first CMA Ontario Professorship in Accounting at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The professorship was established with a new gift of $250,000 gift from the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA Ontario). Professor Wong has been an associate professor of accounting at the Rotman School since 2006.

“CMA Ontario is proud to support the Rotman School’s Professorship in Accounting and the Accounting Research Seminar initiatives. With more than 60 new CMA graduates coming from the Rotman School of Management each year, we look forward to providing continued support and building a strong partnership for the future,” says Sharon Armstrong, VP Business Development, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

“With the appointment of Prof. Wong as the CMA Professorship in Accounting, we are recognizing the strength of Prof. Wong’s research record and his ongoing contributions to the fields of accounting and management,” says Peter Pauly, Vice Dean, Academic Resources and Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School. “We are grateful for the support of CMA Ontario which enables the Rotman School to continue to develop the next generation of leaders in business education.”

Prof. Wong earned his PhD in accounting from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA and MA in economics from the University of Lethbridge and Simon Fraser University, respectively. Previously, he was on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. His area of expertise is in capital-market-based accounting research. His work has covered financial reporting issues related to employee stock options, foreign exchange derivative financial instruments, security analysts, equity valuation, and international cross-listings. He has published in a number of journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies.

The Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With some 25,000 members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession that is 50,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. CMA Ontario maintains rigorous standards of accreditation and professionalism in management accounting to protect the public interest.